An aircraft engine is one of the most complex engineering systems that have been developed. To properly investigate and evaluate the failure of an aircraft engine requires a strong working knowledge of proper aircraft maintenance practices, mechanical engineering, and metallurgical and material sciences. Failures of aircraft engines can be caused by a variety and combination of reasons. As seen below, statistically the failure starts with a human error. The challenge to the investigator is to be able to understand and interpret the remains of the physical evidence, and correlate that to the earliest link in the error chain.
DVI’s Aircraft Engine Experts are unique in that they are all active practitioners of aviation maintenance and are seasoned failure analysts. Our Aircraft Engine Experts have evaluated all types of certificated and experimental piston engines including Lycoming, Continental, Franklin, Jabiru, Ranger, Pratt & Whitney, Jacobs, Delta Hawk, Subaru, and Rotax.