Legal Expert Witness
A double fatality following a vacuum pump failure at night led to a suit against a major insurance company for failure to disclose potential damage to an aircraft it sold at auction. Downey Aviation was able to prove through exhaustive research that the plaintiff failed to adhere to multiple FAA mandated maintenance requirements and other violations, all of which contributed to the doomed flight. Our contribution led a positive outcome for our client.
Downey Aviation authors and instructs many diverse aviation curriculums. Currently, we are involved in teaching Part 21 Certification and Production, SAE Self Release, and other on-site tailored courses. These courses can be adapted for businesses and are being taught both domestically and internationally (China, India, Mexico, and Canada).
Providing insightful and cost avoidance counsel is a mainstay of Downey Aviation. We have worked with major OEMs to certify new technology. The ability to provide streamlining schedule contraction and reduce non-value added work helps to reduce cost and resource expenditure. Working with both the FAA and international agencies we help develop procedures and regulations to accommodate this new technology and novel aircraft design. Our contribution led to regulations to accommodate this new technology and novel aircraft design.