Expert Spotlight - Aviation Maintenance

Expert Spotlight - Aviation Maintenance


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Aviation Maintenance Expert

RTI Expert 011275

RTI Expert 011275 has over 45 years of experience in corporate aviation and he possesses a comprehensive understanding of maintaining, operating and managing corporate aircraft under FAR parts 91, 121, 125, and 135.  With over 140 projects completed, he has helped develop the ever-maturing field of corporate aviation.  He knows the business from both sides, as an operator and as a service provider.  In the past 35 years, he has orchestrated the start-up or restructure of several maintenance departments and repair stations, plus provides continuing Director of Maintenance administrative and management services, industry best practices safety audits, aircraft owner advocacy and mentoring.  

• Technical consulting for heavy corporate aircraft
• Managed and operated aircraft under FAR Parts 91, 121, 125 and 135
• Authored maintenance procedures manuals for FAR Parts 121, 125, 135 and 145 operations
• Over 25 years FAR Part 135 Director of Maintenance experience
• Firm comprehension of FARs
• Excellent rapport with FAA
• Represent buyers and sellers in new and used aircraft transactions
• Oversight of aircraft operated by management companies
• Founder and President maintenance management/consulting company for over 30 years
• International operations experience
• Marketing and sales for maintenance management company
• Accredited IS-BAO Auditor

He has been providing maintenance management and technical consulting services domestically and internationally. These services have been provided to domestic and international companies such as ARCO, Uniden, SMC Aviation, Nike, Pacific Gas & Electric, Global Aviation and individuals. He provided expert witness services to a corporation in Mexico which resulted in the client obtaining the desired maintenance invoice settlement from a major OEM.  Forensic records research and invoice review is a specialty of his.  Overall, in the past 30 years, he has orchestrated the start-up or complete restructure of over a dozen maintenance departments, started 6 part 135 certificates and 4 part 145 repair stations.  In addition to his formal education, he has attended numerous classes in technical training, maintenance management, leadership, flight operations management, aviation safety, human factors, ISO 9001 audit training and is an accredited IS-BAO Auditor.  His specific airframe systems and engine training include Gulfstream II, III, IV, 550, 650 Challenger 601, Lear 60, Boeing 707, 727, Bell 206, Rolls Royce Spey, Tay & BR710, TFE 731, GE CF34, Honeywell GTCP 36-6, -100 & -150.  He is a member of PAMA, NBAA, is on the Safety Committee of the Northern California Business Aviation Association and on the advisory board of HBA Corporations ASCERT and EASI safety training programs.

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