Aviation Expertise

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Metis Staff Expertise Includes:

  • Retired Commercial Pilots with Aircraft Type Ratings that include Airbus 330, Airbus 319/320/321, B727, B737, B747-100, B747-400, B757, B767, B777, CV240/340/440, DC-10
  • Staff Certifications also include Ratings for Multi-Engine Land, Certified Flight Instructor for Airline Single-Engine Land, commercial privileges, ASEL and Flight Engineer
  • Retired Air Traffic Controllers: both Terminal and En Route; VSCS experienced
  • Air Safety Incident/Accident investigation
  • Commercial Carrier Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation Human Factors Engineering


NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) – provides subject matter experts who analyze voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. We integrate data from directly submitted reports and over 150 ASAP programs. Metis briefs FAA monthly on aviation safety analysis results and trends. We also provide human-factors based research into safety topics, and make significant contributions to program outreach, including the production of the monthly CALLBACK publication: asrs.arc.nasa.gov