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Aviation Engineer and Expert Witness

Curriculum Vitae:

Brian J. Walton

Aviation Engineer & Expert Witness

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Brian J Walton
Aviation Engineer & Expert Witness

 

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Qualifications:

EASA/CAA/AML Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Turbine Airplanes A
EASA/CAA/AML Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Turbine Airplanes B1
ISO 9002 Quality Assurance Inspector
53 Microcomputer Applications Course, RMCS Cranfield
Wessex Helicopter Mk2 Airframe Course
Helicopter Vibration Analysis Course
Tornado Management Course, VC10 Management Course
TCAS & ADDU Course, BAe146
BAe 146 Aircraft Ground Engineers Training, Airframe Course
BAe 146 Textron Lycoming ALF 502R-5 Engineers Course
BAe 146 Electrical/Avionics, SEP10 Autopilot Line Maintenance
BAe 146 Honeywell Mk7 EGPWS and RAAS Course

 

Awards:

Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) awarded for services to The Royal Family

 

Professional Bodies:

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Expert

Career History:

 

2013 - date

GMR Consulting, UK and USA

Aviation Engineer and Expert Witness

Provide Expert Witness services to lawyers in connection with aviation accidents, including research and analysis in accident reconstruction.

 

1995 - 2014

Serco Group plc, RAF Northolt

Senior BAe 146 Crew Chief

Operated under The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) & Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS) rules.

Flew on the BAe 146 CC2 of No32 (TR) Squadron, RAF (an amalgamation of The Queen’s Flight and 32 Squadron RAF) as a civilian Engineering Specialist. Duties included setting up the aircraft and testing all systems. Carried out all servicing and rectification and was solely responsible for engineering standards whilst away from base.

Flew worldwide on Royal/VVIP Tours, often for extended periods and was the engineer on all of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s BAe 146 tasks for approximately six years until his retirement from flying.

Responsible for training and annual assessment of all the new BAe 146 Crew Chiefs, ensuring they continued to meet exacting engineering standards. Accompanied Test Pilots on full Air Tests on an annual basis and on any Air Checks. Carried out diagnosis, rectification and functionals of all systems, including ground running of the engines and APU, also took part in hangar servicing of the BAe 146 at all levels up to C check.

Completed all the manufacturers BAe 146 training courses, Airframe, Engine, Electrics, Avionic and SEP10 Autopilot course.

 

1968 - 1995

Royal Air Force, Worldwide

Served 27 years as Airframe Technician on various aircraft types including Handley Page Victor, Tornado, VC10, Wessex Helicopter HCC4, Andover CC2 and BAe 146 Mk2.

          (Jan '93 - Oct '95)

Warrant Officer OC C Flt / Sqn WO 10 (Eng) Sqn, RAF St Athan

Responsible directly to the Senior Engineering Officer (S.Eng.O) for the daily organisation and discipline of some 130 RAF Personnel and 230 civilians, ensuring the Squadron safely achieved its target of servicing Tornado GR1 and F3 Major on time. Tasked to set up an additional major servicing line to service RAF’s fleet of F3 Tornados, which was achieved on time and on budget. Specialist advisor to the S. Eng.O on all matters related to structures, flying controls, pressurisation/air conditioning, hydraulics, undercarriage, oxygen systems etc.

          (Jun '92 - Jan '93)

Warrant Officer, Unit Quality Assurance Sqn (UQAS), RAF St Athan

Completed training as an ISO 9002 Quality Assurance Inspector and on promotion, posted to UQAS. Carried out audits to ISO 9002 standard, enabling RAF St Athan to receive ISO 9002 accreditation.

          (May '89 - Jun '92)

Flight Sergeant I/C VC10 minor star servicing, RAF Brize Norton

Responsible for 80 personnel. Worked directly with British Aerospace Design and Stress Engineers on the VC10 which was suffering major corrosion problems of the fuselage keel surface. Concluded that a refurbishment programme was more cost effective. Wrote a case for this to The RAF’s Senior Engineer which was duly accepted.

          (May '87 - May '89)

Flight Sergeant I/C A shift on 16 Sqn, RAF Laarbruch, Germany

Controlled all engineering rectification and maintenance on nuclear capable Tornado GR1 Sqn. Deployed to Sardinia, Canada and USA.

          (Nov '72 - May '87)

Flight Sergeant, The Queen’s Flight (TQF), RAF Benson

Commenced service on TQF as an Aircraft Technician, Airframe, carrying out all aspects of airframe trade work from first to fourth line. This included metal repairs, hydraulic system servicing, building of helicopter transmission systems, in depth analysis of system problems and rectification of defects.

In 1976 selected to fly for three years as a Wessex Helicopter HCC4 Crew Chief. Responsible for Royal passenger safety whilst flying, plus solely accountable for complete serviceability and rectification of the aircrafts engineering matters whilst away from base.

In 1980 as Chief Technician ran all forms of aircraft maintenance. Additionally, carried out numerous overseas Royal Tours as the sole Airframe Specialist.

In 1982 as Airframe Trade Manager, controlled 40 Airframe Technicians and was responsible for all Airframe matters on all aircraft types operated by TQF. Controlled servicing and manpower and quality assurance of all components. Selected Airmen to serve on TQF and responsible for their trade training and education. Heavily involved with liaising with civilian industry on engineering matters.

          (Mar '68 - Nov '72)

Junior Technician, RAF Marham

After basic training, completed mechanical training. Posted to RAF Marham, on Victor K1 & K1A Tanker, first line servicing. Carried out numerous overseas deployments and further technical training.