Aerospace Engineering Expert Witnesses

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Aerospace engineering expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including aircraft design, spacecraft design, satellite communications, propulsion systems, and aerodynamics. Some of the most common aerospace engineering expert witness specialties also include flight testing, avionics, aircraft safety, aerospace materials, and navigation systems. They can opine on the effects of aircraft accidents, system failures, design flaws, material defects, and regulatory compliance.

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Robert Charles Winn, MS, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 6081349

Dr. Robert Charles Winn, MS, PE, PhD

Dr. Robert C. Winn has over 46 years of experience in the fields of Aviation Accident Reconstruction and Engineering. He earned his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of Colorado and Alabama and as a Commercial Pilot by...

Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This expert has over 40 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. In addition to contributing to over 200 presentations in 38 countries, he has been extensively published in his field and is an established expert in forensic mechanical engineering. His expertise includes accident investigation and medical device liability. He now serves as a Senior Forensic Consultant for a biomechanics and...

Kenneth Lee Orloff, PhDView profile

ID: 6249687

Dr. Kenneth Lee Orloff, PhD

Dr. Kenneth L. Orloff has 55 years of experience in Aeronautical Engineering. He earned his BS in Physics from Harvey Mudd College, his MA in Physics, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara. Today, this expert is Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Airline Transport Pilot, an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, and a Flight...

Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Expert Witness | MissouriView profile


Aerospace and Occupational Medicine Expert Witness | Missouri

This double board-certified expert has over 30 years of experience in preventive medicine, specifically aerospace and occupational medicine. He received a M.D. from the University of Kansas and finished a fellowship in Space Medicine at NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston. A Senior FAA Medical Examiner, he has been elected as a Fellow to the American College of Preventive Medicine, the...

Aircraft Certification & Piloting Expert Witness | TexasView profile


Aircraft Certification & Piloting Expert Witness | Texas

This aviation and aerospace expert is one of the leaders in his industry and has extensive experience in flight test, materials and properties laboratories, unmanned aerial systems, engineering operations, Safety Management Systems and quality. This expert started his career as a United State Army pilot and then advanced to several senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA)....

Aeronautics Expert Witness | KansasView profile


Aeronautics Expert Witness | Kansas

This highly qualified aeronautics expert earned his masters and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has authored more than 100 publications in the aeronautics space and is currently a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at a top midwest...

Electrical Engineering Expert Witness | WisconsinView profile


Electrical Engineering Expert Witness | Wisconsin

This highly qualified expert is the founder and principal of a consultancy for technology and intellectual property investigation in electrical machines, electromagnetic devices, and their applications, particularly in the automotive, aerospace and transportation fields. He holds 49 US patents with 4 more applied for, and authored or co-authored twenty-two papers in referred journals. He is the...

Aviation Medicine Expert Witness | MichiganView profile


Aviation Medicine Expert Witness | Michigan

This highly qualified expert currently serves as as a Senior Flight Surgeon for the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Corps as well as Adjunct Professor for an aviation university where he teaches Aviation Physiology. He also provides medical examination services to pilots and aviation companies. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the Experimental Aircraft...

Aviation Expert Witness | OklahomaView profile


Aviation Expert Witness | Oklahoma

This expert's career in the aviation industry spans 37 years and has included work in turbine power plant, aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. He has performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized his talents. He has received many awards from the Federal Aviation Administration while maintaining a staff position...

Airport and Airline Operations and Inspection Expert Witness | ColoradoView profile


Airport and Airline Operations and Inspection Expert Witness | Colorado

This 40+ year veteran of the aviation industry has extensive experience as an airline pilot and additional background in safety inspection, flight instruction, airport management, and accident investigation. He earned his B.S. in Aviation Technology and Business Management from Metropolitan State College and holds several certificates from the FAA, including the Airline Transport Pilot...

Aviation Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Aviation Expert Witness | Florida

This expert started his aviation career in 1990 while serving in the US Marine Corps as a jet engine mechanic on the CH-53 helicopter. Upon reporting to his duty station, he was selected to fill a security detachment, answered the call of duty and served in the Gulf war. He has since immersed himself into the world of Light Sport Aviation. He is one of very few Rotax engine experts on the...

Fuel Delivery Systems Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Fuel Delivery Systems Expert Witness | Florida

This highly qualified mechanical engineer has 30+ years of experience in the design and sale of fuel delivery solutions, including background in the automotive, powersport, and military sectors. He earned his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and also has an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University. The expert spent 11 years working for TI...

Aerospace and Defense Business and Manufacturing Expert Witness | TexasView profile


Aerospace and Defense Business and Manufacturing Expert Witness | Texas

This expert earned his BS in civil engineering at Ohio State University and his MBA at the University of Dallas. He is a professional engineer and has worked in roles such as plant manager of Rowe Machinery, senior program director at Raytheon, the director of the Asia-Pacific maritime program and senior director of air force and commercial programs for L-3Harris, as well as vice president of...

Aerospace Engineering Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of an aerospace engineering expert witness in a legal case?

An aerospace engineering expert witness provides specialized knowledge in cases involving aircraft design, aviation safety, flight systems, and more. They can offer insight into technical issues, standards, and practices.

What types of cases might require an aerospace engineering expert witness?

Cases involving aircraft accidents, patent disputes over aerospace technology, product liability claims for aviation equipment, or regulatory compliance issues often require an aerospace engineering expert.

Can an aerospace engineering expert witness help with patent infringement cases?

Yes, they can provide crucial insights into the technical aspects of aerospace designs and technologies, helping to determine if there has been a patent infringement.

Are there subspecialties within aerospace engineering that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, there are many subspecialties including aerodynamics, avionics, propulsion systems, structural analysis, and materials science. The right expert depends on the specifics of your case.

How can an aerospace engineering expert witness assist in cases related to aircraft accidents?

They can analyze accident reports, maintenance records, and other data to determine if design flaws or manufacturing defects contributed to the accident.

How does Expert Institute select its Aerospace Engineering expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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