Our internationally known aviation experts are drawn from industry,  academia, and government

  • Accident Investigations Reconstructions
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Avionics
  • DFDR & CVR Analysis
  • Human Factors
  • Jet Bridge Loading
  • Personnel Claims

RTI’s experts have investigated accidents, losses, and technical issues in a variety of aviation matters for manufacturers, operators, and government authorities. They have also served as expert witnesses for law firms and insurance companies.

Structured to respond quickly to events, RTI maintains a staff much like that of an official governmental investigatory branch or board that enables a managed team approach when required. In fact, the RTI aviation team includes former members of state accident investigation offices and heads of airline and aircraft manufacturing safety departments.

RTI has a long history conducting independent investigations to assist manufacturers and airlines to resolve safety issues arising from aircraft accidents and incidents. This includes core competencies and capabilities to investigate, research, and report on both small and catastrophic accidents; analyze material failures; capture forensic imagery; produce computer animations of flight paths and tutorial visualizations of key technical issues.

RTI produces the internationally acclaimed AViCON conferences, a series of aviation disaster management and resolution educational programs.

History of Airline Investigation