Curt Lewis

Curt L. Lewis, PhD, CSP, FRAeS, FISASI


Curt Lewis & Associates, LLC

Curt Lewis is President and Owner of Curt Lewis & Associates, LLC. The consulting firm specializes in: Aviation/Airline Safety, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Industrial Safety, Forensic Investigation, Product Safety, System Safety, Automotive Crash Worthiness, Railroad Crossing Collision Investigations and Reconstruction, & Airport and Aircraft Security.

He served with American Airlines/AMR Corporation (AA) for seventeen years, first as Corporate Manager of Flight Safety and Flight Operational Assurance (FOQA), then as Corporate Manager System Safety. Before his tenure at American Airlines, he was a Lead System Safety Engineering Manager for LTV Aerospace Company, a Product Safety Manager for Texas Instruments,Inc., a Flight Training Instructor for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, and served as Chief corporate Pilot and Safety Director for various industrial corporations. Additionally, he is currently an Assistant Professor with Embry-Riddle Aronautical University as well as Discipline Chair – Aviation Safety. He teaches aviation, system, human factors, and industrial safety courses. He earned the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2003 for his work at Embry-Riddle.

He has in excess of thirty-five years of safety experience as a professional pilot, safety engineer/director, and air safety investigator. Dr. Lewis holds an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (Airplane Single, Multiengine & Instrument); with over 10,000 hours of flight experience. In addition, he has earned technical Bachelors degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Physics, a Masters degree in Aviation & System Safety, and a Ph.D. (Specialization: Aviation Safety Management). He has earned the designation of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and served as a Board Director. He was elected the BCSP Vice President for 2004 after serving as the Secretary-Treasurer (Managed $2.8 mil budget). Dr. Lewis is a Texas Professional Safety Source (TWCC # 1941) and an ISO-9001:2000 Certified Quality Auditor (PA).

Dr. Lewis has published numerous safety articles, was a contributing editor to the AA pilot magazine – “Flight Deck;” managing editor of Flight Safety & Occupational Safety magazines and a frequent speaker at industry meetings and seminars, community service organizations, and corporations. He serves as a member of the Educational Advisory Councils for the Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education (CASE) of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the School of Aeronautics of Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), and the Department of Aeronautical Technology of Arizona State University. He is the former Chairman of the Air Transport Association (ATA) Flight Safety Committee. He served as President of the Industry Advisor Council for the Texas A&M University (Commerce) Industrial Engineering Department.

He has been listed in Who’s Who in the Safety Profession, Who’s Who in the Environment, Who’s Who in the South & Southwest, Who’s Who in Science & Technology, and Who’s Who in America. Dr. Lewis is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), System Safety Society (SSS), and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). He served as the President of the Dallas-Fort Worth ISASI Chapter and the current United States Councilor & President to the U.S. ISASI society. He has been elected an ISASI “Fellow.”. Dr. Lewis is the 2012 Winner of the ISASI Jerome Lederer Award. He is also a Fellow (FRAeS) with the Royal Aeronautical Society.