Joseph R. Reynolds, PE, MEWI, MAE
Air Safety Investigator – Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems and Flight Data Analysis
Joseph R. Reynolds, PE, MEWI, MAE, is internationally recognized as a forensic engineering expert witness and is an authority regarding the investigation and analysis of aircraft accidents, aircraft fires and equipment failures, systems reliability research, and safety analysis, as well as producing emergency response preparedness scenarios and major claims resolution training courses, such as AViCON. He has served as the team leader and technical director, as well as principal testifier, in large multidisciplinary investigations. Examples of his specific experience in aviation encompasses aircraft accident analysis and cockpit scenario reconstructions, airborne radar and communications, electric power systems, aircraft wiring, and protection, flight sensors and controls, avionics and flight instrument analysis, aircraft electric safety hazards, and the production of integrated flight data visualisations and simulations. Mr. Reynolds also has considerable experience in research, construction, and testing of aircraft electronics.
Mr. Reynolds is the founder and president of RTI Group, LLC based in the US, as well as the founder and chairman of the London based UK firm Reynolds Technological Inquiries Limited, RTI Ltd, with offices in South America. The RTI companies are an international consultancy of experienced experts with a new research centre to determine the cause of electrical, material, and mechanical failures. An advanced multimedia studio provides the visuals to effectively present our findings. A highly-diversified firm, RTI specializes in accident and failure analysis of various size matters involving aviation, marine, rail, telecommunications, power utilities, and high risk industries.
Mr. Reynolds has given expert testimony in arbitration hearings and courts of law, and has appeared before safety boards and international professional forums.