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Investigating and providing detailed analysis for aviation accidents, injuries, maintenance practices and product defects.

From complex crash reconstruction to maintenance practices to component failure, our experts have in depth knowledge of how aircraft and aircrew work, regulations affecting aircraft operation, airport design and component/material failures as they apply to both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft.

Providing opinions on:
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Experimental Aircraft
  • Aircraft Crash Reconstruction
  • Night Vision Devices
  • Avionics
  • Composite Materials
  • Material Failure Analysis
  • Turbine Engine Materials
  • Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • Airport Design, Operation and Injuries
  • Airport Injuries
  • Air Traffic Control Structure
  • Aircraft Maintenance Practices and Procedures
  • Aeronautical Engineering and Component Failure

Call today to speak with one of our aviation experts for a case evaluation. (800.813.6736)

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  • Airport Engineering - Expert Article Covering Issues in Airport Expansion
    • Airport Engineering - Expert Article Covering Issues in Airport Expansion

      Airport expansion is a natural outcome of a robust economy. Expansions allow airports to attract new aircraft and permit existing aircraft to fly farther. However, expansion of an operating airport can be a complicated, arduous task; safety areas surrounding the airport must often be revised to provide adequate protective areas, which may require additional land. Obstructions may need to be removed. Even after construction has started there may be issues with airport operations or the quality of the construction.

      View Full Article HERE

  • In-Flight Medical Emergencies – Expert Article
    • In-Flight Medical Emergencies – Expert Article

      In the early years of aviation, stewardesses were required to be nurses. While that requirement is gone, many of the medical responsibilities remain. With the responsibility also comes the advanced medical equipment necessary to respond to a wide range of medical conditions in a confined yet ever global environment…

      In this article published by ARFF News, Aviation Cabin Safety Expert, Kathleen Lord-Jones, discusses medical emergency response procedures for passengers and crew.

      View Full Article HERE

  • Aviation Onboard Security – Expert Article
    • Aviation Onboard Security – Expert Article

      On board an aircraft, the most visible security enhancement is the new flight deck door. The old doors were intended to give the flight crew privacy, not security. The new doors are designed to be impenetrable and are intended to separate and secure the flight deck from the aircraft cabin…

      In this article published by ARFF News, Aviation Cabin Safety Expert, Kathleen Lord-Jones, discusses onboard security measures post 9-11.

      View Full Article HERE

  • Airport Expansion – Expert Overview of Issues from an Airport Engineer
    • Airport Expansion – Expert Overview of Issues from an Airport Engineer

      Nationally there is an ongoing struggle between airports and the property owners surrounding airports. The nature of the struggle is over land, airports wishing to accommodate larger, modern aircraft are scrambling to build longer runways with larger safety areas, while local property owners are reluctant to sell their property.

      These disputes between airports and property owners commonly result in litigation, which often requires the involvement of an expert in airport engineering. In this document, our resident airport engineer, Gus Ubaldi, P.E., provides an introduction to some of the common issues that arise in these disputes along with insight from his decades of experience.

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  • Aircraft Engine Materials – Expert Article on Aircraft Material Failures
    • Aircraft Engine Materials – Expert Article on Aircraft Material Failures

      Aircraft design methodologies are founded on removing high-risk components and maintaining a comprehensive usage history; however, manufacturing errors, design errors, material defects and corrosion all remain common causes of failure in aircraft engine components.

      This article, by materials scientist, Joseph C. Tucker, Ph.D., discusses a few case studies involving jet engine failure and what went wrong to cause it.

      View Full Article HERE

  • What's a FAA Form 337?
    • What's a FAA Form 337?

      Matthew D. Lykins, AP, IA, DME is both a maintenance expert with Robson Forensic and an experienced owner-pilot. This article on FAA Form 337 brings aircraft maintenance topics into focus from both perspectives.

      View Full Article HERE

  • Aircraft Repair Injury - Expert Investigates Fall from Work Platform
    • Aircraft Repair Injury - Expert Investigates Fall from Work Platform

      An independent contractor fell while descending from an engine cowling onto an A-frame stepladder in a helicopter assembly factory. The plaintiff lost his balance when an engine cover strut released and caused the engine cover to move. Robson Forensic was retained to determine if the actions of the parent company violated applicable standards of care and created a dangerous condition and/or procedure in a manner that was a cause of the Plaintiff’s injury.

      View Full Case HERE

  • Night Vision Devices - Expert Presentation to Lawyer Pilot's Bar
    • Night Vision Devices - Expert Presentation to Lawyer Pilot's Bar

      Matt earned a Commission in the United States Marine Corps in 1995, attended Naval Flight School, and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1998. He completed a Westpac deployment to the Middle East in 2001 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. During OIF, he flew CASAVAC and combat missions, earning the Navy and Marine Corps Air Medal and Presidential Unit Citation.

      Upon completion of his fleet tours, Matt was selected to instruct new helicopter pilots in the CH-46E. He attained the highest pilot evaluator qualification in Naval Aviation, was a Night Systems Flight Instructor and Instrument evaluator/examiner.

      View Full Speaking Engagement HERE

  • Robson Forensic Brochure
    • Robson Forensic Brochure

      Robson Forensic has been providing high quality and professional forensic engineering, architectural, scientific and investigative services throughout the United States since 1987. Robson Forensic provides expertise in a broad range of forensic and technical disciplines.

      View Full Mailer HERE