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DVI Aviation, Inc.

DVI Aviation, Inc.

132 Clow International Parkway
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60490

Phone(630) 624-1347

Website www.dviaviation.com
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Mr. Meyers is an experienced aircraft accident investigator that combines scientific analysis, material science, laboratory testing, piloting expertise, aircraft maintenance and human factors to investigate air safety issues.

Services

Mr. Meyers offers the following services:

Aviation and Human Factors: Piloted / instructed in 60+ different types of aircraft ranging from turbines to gliders to seaplanes. FAA licensed Commercial Pilot- Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, Glider, Seaplane, Instrument; Active Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); FAA licensed Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic (A&P) with FAA Inspection Authorization (IA); FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME); Understands the Person-Machine-Environment interface.

Accident Investigator: Applies scientific methods to accurately reconstruct and explain the circumstances of an accident. Investigations ranging from the in-flight failure of composite airframe structures to the use of unapproved parts to reconstructing ground vehicle incidents. Adjunct Faculty Member in the Aviation Department of Lewis University teaching courses in Applied Aircraft Accident Investigations and Aviation Human Factors. IL licensed Private Detective.

Material Scientist: Brings a strong experience in applying modern materials science coupled with a focus on failure analysis and the use of standardized testing techniques. Evaluates the effects of corrosion, temperature, and mechanical stresses on the performance of materials. Analysis performed on fractured thru-bolts, crankshafts, fuel pumps, carburetors, and bearings.

Failure Analyst: Provides practical and comprehensive laboratory testing that is independent and unbiased. Capable of performing a broad range of tests to determine the strength, physical, chemical, and wear properties of metals, coatings, ceramics, composites, and plastics. Access to ASTM qualified test machines, optical microscopes, SEM, FTIR, load cells, and accelerometers.

Areas of Expertise

Profile

Mr. Meyers is an experienced aircraft accident investigator that combines scientific analysis, material science, laboratory testing, piloting expertise, aircraft maintenance and human factors to investigate air safety issues. Mr. Meyers is responsible for all facets of operating DVI Aviation, and over his 22+ career in the Aerospace and Defense industries, he has conducted several hundred failure analysis and aircraft accident investigations. His experiences include airframe and powerplant system design and interface issues, flight and ground testing, human factor analysis of both flight and maintenance operations, and the evaluation of material wear and lubrication (tribology). These investigations have involved complex accident reconstructions, the development of unique/customized test procedures, and interdisciplinary expertise. His investigations have ranged from the in-flight failure of composite airframe structures to the use of unapproved parts to reconstructing ground vehicle incidents.

He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Aviation Department of Lewis University teaching courses in Applied Aircraft Accident Investigations and Aviation Human Factors.

He has piloted / instructed in 60+ different types of aircraft ranging from turbines to gliders to seaplanes. FAA licensed Commercial Pilot- Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, Glider, Seaplane, Instrument; Active Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); FAA licensed Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic (A&P) with FAA Inspection Authorization (IA); FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME); Understands the Person-Machine-Environment interface.

He brings a strong experience in applying modern materials science coupled with a focus on failure analysis and the use of standardized testing techniques. He has evaluated the effects of corrosion, temperature, and mechanical stresses on the performance of materials.

He has a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Science, B.S. in Engineering Physics, A.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and an Extension Diploma in Applied General Metallurgy. He also served in the USAF/ANG as a non-commissioned Intelligencer Officer.

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

2006 to Present
President and Chief Technical Officer, DVI Aviation Inc, Bolingbrook, IL

2005 to 2012
Vice President, Institute of Tribology and Coatings (ITC), Sugar Grove, IL

2009 to Present
Adjunct Faculty, Lewis University Aviation Department, Romeoville, IL

2000-2005
Director of Aerospace, Packer Engineering Inc, Naperville, IL

1994-2001
Non-Commissioned Intelligence Officer, USAF-ANG, 126th Air Refueling Wing, Chicago, IL

1998-2000
Project Engineer, Flight Visions Inc, Sugar Grove, IL

1998-2000
Flight Instructor, Lumanair, Sugar Grove, IL

1998
Intern and Project Engineer, Frasca Flight Simulators International, Champaign-Urbana, IL

1993-1997
Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic / Lineman, A&M Aviation, Bolingbrook, IL


Licenses

FAA Commercial / Instrument Pilot: Single Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, Multi-Engine Land, Glider.
FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Advanced Ground Instructor
FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A&P)
FAA Inspection Authorization (IA)
FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME)
IL Licensed Private Detective


Qualifications

Accident Prevention
Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Procedures
Aircraft
Aircraft cabin safety
Aircraft Decompression
Aircraft engines
Aircraft Mechanical Failures
Airline Transport Pilot
Airline Transportation
Airplane Accidents
Air Space
Avionics
Avionics software
Boeing 777
Corrosion analysis
Drone experts
Experimental Aircraft
FAA control tower operator
FAA regulations
Flight engineering
Flight instruction
Flight safety standards
Flight simulation
Flight training
Helicopter
Helicopter accidents
Home built aircraft
Intellectual property
Materials engineering
Mechanical failure
Mechanical failures
Mechanical testing
NTSB analysis
Pilot error
Radar
Safety


Education

Master's Degree in Aeronautical Science, B.S. in Engineering Physics, A.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and an Extension Diploma in Applied General Metallurgy.





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