Investigating the Causes, Resolving the Claims
A collision at a regional airport has been reported! At this time the only information we have received is that it involves a regional airline and a general aviation aircraft. We will release updates as they become available.
Test Pilot and Astronaut - Commander Brian Binnie
Senior Engineer and Test Pilot at XCOR Aerospace
FACULTY IN ATTENDANCE INCLUDES:
|Frederick Alimonti||Law Offices of Frederick Alimonti|
|Scott Brooksby||Olson Brooksby PC|
|Jerry W. Cox||Potomac Strategy Associates|
|Captain John Deleeuw||American Airlines|
|Bill English||National Transportation Safety Board|
|Ed Libassi||A&P Aircraft|
|James Robinson||Gordon & Rees|
|David Tochen||National Transportation Safety Board|
|Matthew Wagenhofer, Ph.D.||RTI|
|Diane Westwood Wilson||Dentons|
Previous AViCON events have addressed scenarios for a new entrant airline, and buying a new technology airframe that suffers a survivable failure to an engine. This year's scenario revolves around a failure that subsequently results in multiple fatalities due to a range of issues, including:
- Organizational Failures
- Crew Competence
- Possible Bogus Parts
- Defective Warning Systems
All are set within an environment that includes many possible choices of forum and law. The 2015 accident scenario will be presented with state-of-the-art RTI 720 animation technology prepared by RTI's Imaging Sciences Group, and highlighted a fresh set of complex issues of current concern and debate within the aviation market. This event presented a unique opportunity for all those concerned with safety in aviation to gain a fuller understanding of the entire range of complexities involved in an aviation accident, in a concise and effective format.
After viewing the animated case study, experts in disaster management and accident investigation lead the audience through the technical aspects of crisis management and the process and protocols of a formal investigation.
The circumstances shown in the video lead to potential liability for a number of parties, including the airline, the aircraft manufacturer, and the maintenance contractor. A group of leading lawyers debated the issues that arose, including: forum selection, punitive damages, fee considerations, evaluating claims, negligent entrustment, discovery, spoliation, dispute resolution, quantum of damages, and relationship with insurers.
“I found the material presented very interesting and realistic, the location very appropriate, the speakers very engaging and professional, and the entire experience very much worth my time. I look forward to seeing you at another AViCON and /or industry event.”
-- Lorenzo Berenguer, VP Global Claims Management, XL Services Switzerland AG
When & Where
RTI Group's engineers and scientists perform objective professional forensic investigations and present understandable technical evaluations of accidents and failure events. Our consultants' collective experience since 1975 enables us to provide our clients with invaluable knowledge of the field engineering and forensic investigation processes, as they apply to legal, insurance and regulatory areas.
RTI's services include:
- Comprehensive laboratory services and failure analysis
- Multimedia visual aid consulting and development services
- Litigation support services, including expert witness and intellectual property protection
- Safety, security and risk management consulting services and training