Aviation & Marine Engineering


Our rapid response team mobilizes to respond to catastrophes in the air or on the
water, whether due to collision, corrosion or the wrath of Mother Nature.

Trident’s Annapolis, MD location and proximity to the U.S. Naval Academy put us in
an environment that is rich with marine and aviation expertise. Trident’s Aviation and Marine Engineering experts provide comprehensive investigations and objective, understandable reports, including conclusions, consultation, support and testimony.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Aircraft windshield failure analyses acknowledged throughout the aviation
    insurance industry.
  • Aircraft accident investigations
  • Marine engineering investigations of:
    • Ships
    • Pleasure craft
      • Naval Architect
      • Certified Marine Surveyor
    • Ship’s machinery
    • Shipboard and on-shore cargo handling equipment
  • Aircraft Carrier Elevators
    • Electrical and mechanical systems
    • Diesel, electric and steam propulsion systems.
    • Underwater vehicles
  • Underwater explosives
  • Marine structure investigations
    • Bulkheads
    • Docks
    • Cargo and vessel handling equipment
  • Aviation and Marine component failure analyses including metallurgy and
    operational factors.

    • Corrosion and galvanic reaction analysis and solutions.

CASE STUDY: Cause of Windshield Failure

  • Trident was asked to
    determine the cause of the crack damage of a windshield of a commercial aircraft.