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Mr. McMinn is a Consulting Engineer having started Metallurgical Air Safety Investigations, LLC upon retiring from the U.S. Department of Transportation/Defense with 32 years of experience in Forensic Metallurgy, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Accident Investigation, and Aircraft Accident Investigation Training.  Prior to becoming a Metallurgical Engineer and working in the Aviation Industry, he got his start as a Welder and then as a Metallurgical Laboratory Technician in the Oil and Gas Industry and is comfortable working in any industry regarding Metallurgy; be it consulting, failure analysis, or accident investigation.

Expertise lies in Metallurgical Engineering Consulting, Forensic Metallurgy, Failure Analysis, Aircraft/Turbine Engine Accident Investigation and Training in Structures & Metallurgy, Failure Analysis, and Aircraft Accident Investigation.


Civil, Military, and Private Organizations; the FAA, the NTSB, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, Aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers, Aircraft Owners/Operators, Aviation Law Firms, and Educational Institutions both Domestic and International.

Andy McMinn, M.S., P.E.
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