Charles B. Dedmon
Phone: (972) 980-0088
508 Twilight Trail, Suite 200
Richardson, Texas 75080
- Aviation Industry Product Liability Insurance
Mr. Dedmon is an expert on the aviation industry. He has been involved in the aviation business since 1969. He has extensive experience with regard to the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of FAA-approved replacement parts. He has testified before a U.S. House of Representatives' Sub-Committee and has participated in crash investigations and engine teardown inspections with both the FAA and NTSB.
Mr. Dedmon graduated from Rice University in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in economics and later from Southern Methodist University with a master's degree in business administration. He began his career in the aviation business in 1969 when he joined Superior Air Parts, Inc., where he held the position of vice president. His responsibilities included marketing, product development, Federal Aviation Administration regulatory compliance, product liability insurance matters and litigation. In 1985 he became president upon Superior's acquisition by NEOAX, Inc.
In 1990, Mr. Dedmon formed Aircraft Technology Corporation, Inc., and served as its president until its sale in 1998. AirTech's primary business was designing, engineering, manufacturing and distributing FAA approved replacement parts for aircraft engines.
Since the sale of AirTech he has worked as a consultant for Aviation Consulting Group, Inc., where he provides consulting services with regard to FAA regulations in the area of product certification, engineering and manufacturing. He also provides consultation involving product liability insurance, exposure and litigation.
Dedmon has testified as an aviation industry expert before a U.S. House of Representatives sub-committee that was investigating competition in the aviation replacement parts industry. He has given presentations at a number of FAA sponsored events. He has also actively participated in aircraft crash investigations and engine teardown inspections with both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board. He has been involved in product liability litigation and anti-trust litigation. His expertise also includes parts manufacturer approval (PMA), FAA quality audits, supplier control, engineering approval and regulatory questions.
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