Our focus

  • Expert Witness for aircraft accident investigations
  • Safety Management Systems for aviation and all high consequence fields
  • Threat and Error Management Training for front-line personnel and top-level managers
  • Management Consulting for air carriers, air taxis, corporate and private aircraft operators

No one else has flown the jets, researched how pilots think and act, and investigated accidents in quite the same way.  Our principal consultant, Ben Berman, integrates what he has seen flying the line and working the accident sites.  He brings his experience together in a way that is thoughtful, clear, and useful for you.

  • Captain for a major U.S. airline in worldwide operations
  • Chief of the NTSB’s Major Investigations and Operational Factors divisions
  • Co-author of The Limits of Expertise: How pilots perform in accident scenarios and line operations
  • NASA Human Factors researcher: flight crew reliability, aircraft alerting systems, and airline performance data
  • Harvard-trained transportation economist, consultant to the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Expert commentator on CNN, PBS, NPR, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today
  • Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, and Director of Safety at OpenAir, a Part 135 air charter operator