Insurance and Liability Consulting

Reliable Engineering Investigation

In the case of an aircraft accident or an aviation disaster, insurance companies may be responsible for enormous payouts to victims. With such a catastrophic loss, and so much at stake, insurance companies need to know what went wrong and protect their position.

We apply our engineering expertise on aviation related insurance claims and questions of liability. When there is doubt surrounding a certain event, we can help identify the specific incident that triggered the loss.

Our Difference

Armellino Engineering works with insurance companies and private law firms to establish the cause of aircraft failures. We inspect wreckage, evaluate evidence, identify responsible parties, and advise on potential liabilities.

We perform engineering forensic investigations to evaluate airframe failures. There are countless variables in the case of an airline disaster including but not limited to static and fatigue failure, stress corrosion, intentional or inadvertent overload, improper maintenance and inspection intervals, material defects, and many other mechanical factors. We have extensive experience working with material test labs and can coordinate testing, design of experiments and write formal test plans and reports.

Few people have the expertise to understand the implications of each of these factors and the experience to be able to piece it all together. Our broad experience and deep understanding of aviation engineering allows us to provide efficient and highly reliable insurance and liability consulting services, when necessary.

Aviation Disaster Liability Consultant

Glenn Armellino MS, PE

Glenn has over 35 years of hands-on experience in the aviation industry. His broad experience and deep understanding of aircraft engineering, Glenn can help you understand which elements caused the failure and identify those at fault.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aircraft Accident Reconstruction
  • Wreckage Analysis
  • Aircraft Design and Operation
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Material and Metallurgical Failures
  • Aircraft Maintenance and Repairs
  • FAA Certification and FAR Criteria
  • Compliance Standards
  • Airworthiness
  • Crashworthiness
  • Structural Failure
  • Airframe Failure
  • Landing Gear Failure
  • Strength Analysis
  • Composite Structures
  • Aircraft Stress Corrosion
  • Mechanical Equipment Failure
  • Classical Stress Analysis
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Static and fatigue stress analysis
  • And many other testing methods

FAR Experience

Part 23

Airworthiness Standards:
Normal Category Airplanes

Part 25

Airworthiness Standards:
Transport Category Airplanes

Part 29

Airworthiness Standards:
Transport Category Rotorcraft

Aircraft Proficiency

We are experienced with the following types of aircraft.

Commercial Planes

Small Private Planes

Corporate Jets

Fighter Jets

Passenger Helicopters

Military Helicopters

Engineering Tools & Software Capabilities

We are proficient in all of the following and have the ability to process file formats natively in most major programs.

Catia V5/V6




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