Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.

Richard Komarniski, founder and president of Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc., a leading provider of human factors training, has been active in the aircraft maintenance field since 1974. He holds Canadian and U.S. pilot and aircraft mechanic certificates and has worked as a director of quality assurance, base engineer and airworthiness inspector. Komarniski has dedicated his time since 1991 to aviation error reduction by developing and facilitating human factors workshops for the aviation community as well as Safety Management System, Fatigue Risk Management and Aviation Leadership training for organizations.

Komarniski has published numerous articles on human factors, safety management systems and aviation safety in industry publications including AMT, DOM and AMU. In 2008 he was the recipient of NAASCO AMT of the year award. His expertise has been sought after as a presenter at annual events such as NBAA-BACE, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO, the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) APSCON, Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) Annual Conference and the Bombardier Safety Standdown.

Komarniski a contributing author for “Implementing Safety Management Systems in Aviation” published by Ashgate June 2011. He is appointed as a National Member of the FAASTeam.

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