DVI Aviation is a multi-disciplinary aviation company that combines scientific analysis, material science, laboratory testing, piloting expertise, aircraft maintenance, and human factors to investigate aviation and aircraft accidents and promote air safety.
Our staff is a world class team of aviation experts that brings practical and easily understood solutions to seemingly complex technical issues. Our industry credentials are irrefutable and range from pioneering scientific research, to professional piloting, to performing aircraft maintenance. Our multi-disciplinary approach to crash investigations will exceed your expectations.
Steven J. Meyers, Ph.D.
To Provide the Best in Class Experts in Aeronautical and Forensic Science to Promote Air Safety
DVI Aviation's 10,000 square office and forensic laboratores are located on Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (1C5), which is about a 30-45 minute drive from O'Hare International Airport. Our aviation investigation, analysis and testing capabilities are supported by a machine shop, a metallurgical lab, an experimental test lab, and a photo, video and animation lab.
President and Chief Scientist
Dr. Steven Meyers is an experienced aircraft accident investigator that combines scientific analysis, material science, piloting expertise, aircraft maintenance, and human factors to investigate air safety issues. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Science, Master of Aeronautical Science Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics, an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and an Extension Diploma in Applied General Metallurgy. He is a Graduate of National Test Pilot School Technical Pilot Course, with 21+ years of experience test flying aircraft in support of accident investigations. He has piloted and/or instructed in 65+ different types of aircraft ranging from turbojets to gliders. He is an FAA licensed Commercial Pilot (Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, Glider, Seaplane), Instrument, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/MEI). He is an FAA licensed Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic (A&P) with FAA Inspection Authorization (IA), and an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME).
He has conducted several hundred failure analysis and aircraft accident investigations. His experiences include airframe and powerplant system design and interface issues, flight and ground testing, human factor analysis of both flight and maintenance operations, and the evaluation of material wear and lubrication (tribology). These investigations have involved complex accident reconstructions, the development of unique/customized test procedures, and interdisciplinary expertise. He served in the USAF/ANG as a non-commissioned Intelligence Officer.
Why Choose DVI Aviation
Good Experts are Good Teachers Our Aviation Experts all have a passion for teaching, and have teaching positions at major aviation universities. If you are preparing for a trial in which you need to explain scientific or technical concepts, it can be helpful to have a skilled teacher on the stand. Teachers know the hands-on demonstrations that get the point across, and the analogies to daily life.
The Right Experience at Affordable Rates Over the past decade our aviation experts have investigated hundreds of aviation calamities, failures, and incidents for the legal, insurance, and aerospace industries. We provide accurate and efficient analysis based on the use of scientific methodologies, physical evidence, and industry best practices. We provide clients with accurate budgets and adhere to our defined scope of work.
Outstanding Customer Service We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our customers. Our industry does not fall neatly into a normal work week, so do not hesitate to call us anytime to send us anywhere that your needs may require. We are the most responsive aviation consultants. We want to earn your respect, your trust, and your friendship.