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Daniel Rapperport
8 Wallis Court
Lexington MA 02421
USA
phone: 781-862-9001 or 339-222-2822
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Rapperport Associates, Inc., provides exceptional capability in Failure Analysis, Fire and Explosion Investigation, Accident Reconstruction, Structural Analysis, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science.

We have provided superior technical support for litigation since 1974, and possess an extraordinarily talented technical team with impeccable academic and industrial credentials and proven analysis capability. Our team of distinguished scientists and engineers is drawn principally from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Stanford University.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Failure Analysis
  • Structural Design Analysis
  • Metallurgical Failures
  • Finite Element Stress Analysis
  • Fracture and Fatigue Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Corrosion

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automobiles / Trucks
  • Biomechanics / Injury Mechanism
  • Off-Road Vehicles
  • Occupant Motion
  • Aircraft
  • Animation

  • Fire & Explosion Analysis
  • Cause and Origin
  • Electrical
  • Gases, Liquids and Dust
  • Industrial Processes
  • ........Safety
  • Machine and Industrial Safety
  • Machine Guarding
  • Construction Failures
  • Slips, Trips, Falls


  • Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Structural / Civil
  • Metallurgy
  • Materials Science
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Electrical
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    Anthony G. Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA
    Paul J. Micale, Pilot, Masters Aeronautical Science
    Aircraft Design, Operations and Flight Experts
    Global Reach
    Based in Southern California, USA
    Solvang CA USA
    phone: 805-688-5035 (Office) 805-729-5989 (Cell)
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    Micale Partners has over 60 years of combined technical and operations experience in Aircraft Design and Operation, Space Launch Vehicle Design and Operation and Automotive Design. They provide services to clients both nationally and internationally.

    Micale Partners combines expertise in aerospace design, aircraft flight and airline operations. This combination provides the client a consulting resource that understands how a system should be designed, fabricated, assembled and used. The depth and complete knowledge of aviation allow Micale Partners to serve as a formidable expert witness resource. The experts at Micale Partners also provide a diverse background of industry experience ranging from aircraft to automotive to space launch vehicles.

    Litigation Support Services:
    • Documentation Review
    • Failure Root Cause Investigation
    • Engineering Corrective Action Definition
    • Transcript Review / Process Review
    • Event, Incident, or Accident Timeline Mapping
  • Event Recreation
  • Design Deficiencies Failure
  • Vehicle Performance
  • Fact Finding Analysis
  • Human Factors Assessment
  • Anthony Micale Aerospace Automotive Engineering Expert PhotoAnthony G. Micale, BSME, MBA, has over 32 years of Aerospace and Automotive Engineering experience, including rigorous Failure Analysis. Mr. Micale is a dual citizen of the Unites States and the European Union. He has Top Secret Clearance TS/SCI – Special Intelligence (SI) / Talent Keyhole (TK)and Department Of Defense (DOD) Secret Clearance.

    Mr. Micale is also currently employed at The Aerospace Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on Flight Safety and Mission Assurance. Mr. Micale is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues.

    Over his career, Mr. Micale has conducted numerous analyses of root cause to determine failures attributed to: Design Flaws, Human Error, Human Workload, Improper Manufacturing, and Inadequate Maintenance. He has designed aircraft systems, conducted testing and performed evaluation that have led to aircraft certification with the FAA and the CAA. His experience includes interface with aircraft manufacturers, space vehicle manufactures, commercial aircraft operators and government agencies.

    Anthony Micale has also been employed by Ford Motor Company where he designed automotive vehicle powertrains and vehicle control systems. He has vehicle dynamics training and understands the basis for vehicle stability and car crash dynamics.

    Practice Areas:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Aircraft Engineering
    • Failure Investigation
    • Failure Analysis
    • Aircraft Safety
    • Risk Assessment
    • Flight Controls Systems Design
  • Human Factors
  • Hazardous Operations
  • Space Vehicle Design
  • Fact Finding Event Reconstruction
  • Technical Drawings
  • Throttle Control
  • Anti-Lock Brakes


  • Paul J. Micale, Pilot, Masters Aeronautical Science, is an active airline pilot with 26 years of flight experience 13 of which are under FAR Part 121. Specializing in Aviation and Aerospace and Transportation, he has over 7,200 flight hours with multiple ratings.

    A decorated veteran, Mr. Micale has also been forward deployed as a combat pilot with the US Army during 7 years of active duty. He has been a combat pilot in both the C-12 (Beechcraft 200) aircraft and the AH-64 Apache Attack helicopter.

    Mr. Micale's career includes continued service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves where he has been a pilot and commander of flight units. As a military pilot, Mr. Micale has flown fixed and rotary wing helicopter aircraft. His education and experience emphasizes Flight Operations and Safety. He has Department Of Defense (DOD) Secret Clearance.

    Paul Micale is a licensed civilian Airline Transport Pilot with type rating as Pilot in Command and is currently employed by American Eagle Airlines as a CRJ-700 Pilot and First Officer in the Canadair Regional Jet aircraft with 65 seat occupancy. He is FAA certified for CAT II instrument approaches and to fly in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. Mr. Micale is type rated for this and other aircraft requiring an FAA type rating. He has a Masters of Aeronautical Science with a specialization in aviation safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Practice Areas:
    • Airline Pilot
    • Military Pilot
    • Aviation Pilot
    • Army Aviator / Army Pilot
    • Flight Operations
    • Helicopter Pilot
    • Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment
    • Human Factors
  • Crew Resource Management
  • FAR 121 Pilot
  • FAR Part 121 Pilot
  • FAR 135 Pilot
  • FAR Part 135 Pilot
  • Flight Safety
  • Aircraft Safety
  • Crewmember Fatigue.
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    Shawn C. Coyle
    Aviation & Helicopter Expert Witness
    PO Box 27
    Charlotte VT 05445
    USA
    phone: 661-333-5976
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    Shawn Coyle, is an Expert Witness and Consultant in the field of Aviation and Helicopter Safety. He also provides Flight Test Consulting Services and Simulator Certification Services. Mr. Coyle has over 6,500 hours of flight time in over 60 different types of helicopters and fixed wing airplanes.

    Background - Mr. Coyle joined the Canadian Air Force and graduated from Royal Military College with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering then went to pilot training. He flew the Canadian version of the UH-1N in a tactical support role with the Army. He later joined Bell Helicopter for the model 400 project in Fort Worth and served as an instructor on the Bell 206. That was followed by nearly 4 years instructing test pilots at the US Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River. After several years in England flight test teaching at the International Test Pilot School, he worked at Transport Canada as a certification test pilot on the Bell 407, 430 and 427.

    In 2001, Mr. Coyle moved to California to teach at National Test Pilot School, and then went to Mercy Air to fly an EMS Bell 412. He is currently teaching short courses and providing expert advice on legal cases involving helicopters. A published author, Mr. Coyle has written articles for Rotor and Wing, Helicopter World, and now Vertical magazine. His book, Cyclic and Collective was updated in 2005.

    Litigation Support - As a Helicopter Engineering Test Pilot, Mr. Coyle provides expert witness services for helicopter accidents and litigation support for aviation legal cases. He has written responses for UK Government contracts for Eastern European helicopter and has acted as a Technical Advisor on legal cases involving helicopter accidents. Mr. Coyle has provided expert advice on helicopter accidents as well as cases involving immigration and labor law involving helicopters. His services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant.
    Shawn Coyle
    The first book to cover exclusively landing a helicopter without engine power. From basics to advanced techniques, for beginner to flight instructor. Covers why not to practice engine-off landings on grass.
    Shawn Coyle
    Possibly the most complete book written to date on helicopters and helicopter flying. Covers subjects not covered by other manuals such as turbine engines, performance, flight manuals, automatic flight controls, legal aspects, introductory stability and control and multi-engine helicopters.
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    Keith M. Cianfrani, MAS, CRSP
    Aviation Safety Consultant

    Pennsylvania Office:
    350 New Britain Road
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    USA

    Florida Office:
    3389 Conservation Trail
    The Villages, FL 32163
    USA
    phone: 267-377-5364 (Cell)
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    Keith M. Cianfrani, MAS, CRSP, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 30 years of aviation experience. He is a master army aviator, aviation safety officer, commercial pilot, instructor pilot, and was an accident investigator for the U.S. Army Safety Center.

    Background - Mr. Cianfrani is rated in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. As a safety officer, he has managed safety programs in organizations with over 100 aircraft stationed throughout 5 states. Mr. Cianfrani is currently an instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Kansas State University. He is also presently attending Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) as a PhD Student in Aviation Science.

    Mr. Cianfrani is a certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and has also worked in the civilian, commercial aviation industry. He has been flying for companies such as Petroleum Helicopters, Damin Aviation, Keystone Helicopters, Island Helicopters, and Chopper 6 and Chopper 3 in Philadelphia. He also has experience in the flight for life, aero medical evacuation industry.

    Litigation Support - Keith Cianfrani specializes in Human Factors and Material Failure in Aviation Accident Investigations. He serves as an aviation safety consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration and FIT. An IS-BAO Certified Safety Auditor, he provides safety evaluations in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations. His services are available nationally and internationally and include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pilot / Crew Performance
    • Human Factors
    • Maintenance
    • Environmental Factors
    • Meteorological Factors
  • Safety Training
  • Material Factors
  • Aviation Accident Reconstruction
  • FAA Regulatory Compliance
  • Safety Audits
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    Aviation Accident Consultants
    Larry Grandy
    President
    3473 Ravine Drive
    Carlsbad CA 92010
    USA
    phone: 760-701-2083
    fax: 760-729-6897
    Larry Grandy has over forty-six years of progressive experience and knowledge in Aviation Operations, holding numerous civilian and military ratings and designations. Career Officer and Squadron Commander, United States Marine Corps. Currently serving as Flight Instructor and Pilot in Command for a large Aeromedical Helicopter Company. Previous service as FAA Check Airman. Twenty years of Aircraft Accident Investigation, Research and Analysis, including military and civilian Mishaps. Expert witness testimony and consulting provided to defense and plaintiff attorneys. Excellent attorney references.

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    Michael J. Dreikorn, EdD
    Principal Partner
    5697 Bay Point Rd
    Bokeelia FL 33922
    USA
    phone: 239-283-2839 (Office) 239-898-7660 (Cell)
    fax: 239-283-2197
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    Dr. Michael J. Dreikorn, EdD, is an Aviation, Space and Defense industry Quality and Regulatory Compliance Expert. He provides technical investigation into complex issues within the Aviation, Space, Defense and Maritime industries, as well as highly regulated High-Tech industries.

    Background Experience - Dr. Dreikorn has extensive experience, having held positions such as VP Quality and Product Integrity at Pratt & Whitney; Deputy Division Manager of the Production and Airworthiness Division of the FAA, and other notable leadership and technical positions. His aircraft familiarization includes space vehicles, general aviation, commercial transport, and military aircraft, for both fixed and rotor wing applications.

    Among many other career accomplishments, Dr. Dreikorn led design, production and quality systems for the greenfield start-up of a European commercial aircraft interior manufacturer, resulting in the Boeing President’s Award for 100% on-time delivery with 100% quality within 24 months. He conceived and developed an industry-wide body of knowledge aimed at the Aviation, Space, and Defense industry practitioner, a years-long personal project that evolved into an industry standard. Dr. Dreikorn was also recommended by a 4-star admiral, recruited by the Secretary of the Navy to serve on a technical advisory committee to identify solutions to acquisition challenges. He is the author of 3 published books including Synergy of One.

    Areas of Expertise Include:
    • Aviation Accident Investigation / Reconstruction
    • Aviation Accident Prevention
    • Aircraft Maintenance / Manufacturing
    • Aviation Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • AS9100 and quality standards
    • Aviation Business Organization
    • Document Examiner
    • DoD Procurement Rules
    • Aviation Due Diligence
    • Aviation Engineering Quality Assurance
  • Aviation Evidence Protection
  • FAA Regulations
  • False Claims Against the Government
  • Aviation Human Factors
  • Laboratories
  • Management Responsibility
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Aviation Regulatory Compliance
  • Aviation Safety Management Systems
  • Michael J. Dreikorn
    This book explains the dynamics in organizations, and describes business interactions as integrated processes that can be defined and managed as a holistic organism.
    Michael J. Dreikorn
    demonstrates how to develop a quality system that complies with both the ANSI/ISO/ASQC series quality standards and the applicable regulations of the FAA. Chapters are organized according to the major requirements of the ANSI/ISO/ASQC Q9001-1994 quality standards. Includes helpful examples and sample forms, cross-reference matrices comparing sections of each set of quality standard requirements, and a glossary of industry acronyms.