Aerospace and Aircraft Accident Investigation Expert
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  • Aerospace
  • Safety

This expert will obtain a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD (abd) from Northcentral University in August 2010.

This consultant has a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

This expert earned their Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin.

This expert has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Aerospace and Aircraft Accident Investigation Expert

This expert has experience in aviation and airline safety, aircraft Accident Investigation and reconstruction, industrial safety, and forensic investigation. Other areas of his consulting practice include product safety, system safety, automotive crash worthiness, railroad crossing collision investigations, and airport and aircraft security.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in the aerospace industry regarding safety, accident investigation, and other related fields.


President, consulting firm

Firm is a multi-disciplinary scientific consulting firm. Specializing in: Aviation Safety, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Industrial Safety, Forensic Investigation, Product Safety, System Safety, Automotive Crash Worthiness, Railroad Crossing Collision Investigations and Reconstruction, Residential and Light Commercial Engineering, & Airport and Aircraft Security.


Associate Faculty, aeronautical university

Assistant Program Chair for Aviation Safety. Responsible for instruction of aviation and industrial safety, aircraft accident investigation, and aviation management courses on undergraduate and graduate level. Review of graduate research projects.


Adjunct Assistant Professor, state university

Responsible for instruction of aviation, industrial and system safety, and safety management.


Director System Safety, American Airlines

Responsible for the safety and quality assurance of flight, cabin, system safety engineering analysis, fault-tree, failure, trending & statistical analysis; security analysis, risk management, dispatch, airworthiness, and certification. Management of the accident/incident response and investigation, safety technology, Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA), and internal audits. Managing Editor of "AA Flight Safety," “AA Occupational Safety” and “AA Safety” magazines.


Corporate Manager of Flight Safety and FOQA, American Airlines

Responsible for the safety and quality assurance of flight policy, accident prevention & risk management program for the airline. Management of accident/incident response and investigation, evaluate flight, cabin and human factors training, system safety engineering analysis, conduct crew audits, perform airport inspections, support trade studies/associations, point of contact/liaison with FAA, NTSB, JAA, ICAO, IATA, State Department and manufacturers. Manage FOQA program. Managing Editor of "AA Flight Safety" magazine. Developed Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Accident Investigators, perform in-flight industrial hygiene studies.


Lead System Safety Engineer/Project Manager, LTV Aerospace & Defense Co.

Responsible for management of system safety program/engineering/investigation of aerospace/defense products, provide technical expertise, customer interface, assure contractual safety and quality requirements (MIL-SPECS, OSHA, EPA, DOD, DOT, IATA, state & local), Held “Secret” Security Clearance.


Flight Training Instructor, Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.

Responsible for development, documentation, instruction, and quality assurance for flight systems, procedures and flight operations manual. Flight Instruction in the Boeing 727, 737, and 747 Fixed Based and Full Flight/Full Motion (Phase C & D) Aircraft Simulators.


Product Safety Engineering Manager, Texas Instruments, Data Systems Group

Responsible for management of product/system safety compliance engineering and quality assurance, engineering investigation, testing, documentation, and regulatory compliance of computer systems and subassemblies to the standards of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Verbandes Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


Chief Corporate Pilot/Corporate, Director of Safety, Mobley Industries

Responsible for flying and management of corporate aircraft and pilot staff. Also, formulation and direction of company safety policy/program, loss control management, regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.), safety and quality audits, accident investigations.

Captain, United States Air Force, Honorable Discharge&lt Member of Educational Advisory Councils for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Florida Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University. Member of Safety Curriculum Committee – ERAU. Member of FAA Safety Management Focus Group. Publish Internet based daily aviation safety newsletter and quarterly journal, called: "Flight Safety Information," for over fifteen (15) years. Circulation in excess of 25,000 readers.& Aviation Technical Advisor to Random Hearts Production, Inc, "Random Hearts" movie starring “Harrison Ford.”. Advisement on aircraft accident investigation, accident site, morgue set, costumes, equipment and procedures.

dvanced Accident Investigation Course, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

University (ERAU)

Aviation Safety Program Management Course, ERAU

Human Performance in Aviation Course, ERAU

Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Aircraft Accident

Investigators, FAA-TSI

Aircraft Accident Investigation Course; National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

System Safety & Reliability Course; University of Washington

Underwriters Laboratories Plastic/Flammability Seminar

Product Safety Certification Course; EMXX Inc.

International Product Safety Seminar; EMACO, Inc.

Industrial Safety / Hygiene & OSHA Regulation Course; Transamerica Insurance Co.

Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response; HGL Training Group

Hazardous Materials Shipping Course; Flying Tigers Airline

Defensive Driving Instructor's Course; National Safety Council

3-D Driving Instructor's Course; Hartford Insurance Co.

First Aid / CPR Instructor's Course; American Red Cross

Juran Quality Assurance Course, Fiber Optics & Optical

Electronics, Basics of Supervision, LISP Programming

Digital Control Systems, PASCAL, Advanced Finite

Elements; Texas Instruments, Inc.

The President's Management Course; American Management Association

Manager's Leadership Course, Performance Management

System; American Airlines

Airbus A300, Boeing 757 / 767 & DC-9/MD-80 Training Course, American Airlines Flight Academy

Boeing 727, 737, & 747 Training Courses; Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.

Concepts of Fire Investigation Techniques

ISO-9001:2000 Certified Auditor/Lead Auditor Course

This expert is the author of numerous publications on flight safety, aircraft accident investigations, and other topics in regards to the aerospace industry.

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