Jeff Rich

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in aviation and has participated in aircraft accident/incident investigations for over 20 years. Jeff’s initial career at the Federal Aviation Administration began as an air traffic controller at an FAA Level 12 Air Route Traffic Control Center. Jeff subsequently moved to the FAA Great Lakes Regional Office as a specialist investigating aircraft accidents and incidents. Jeff then accepted a position as an FAA Investigator-In-Charge in the Office of Accident Investigation in Washington, DC. While there, Jeff was the investigator-in-charge (IIC) on over 15 major accidents, and served as a Technical Advisor to the U.S. Accredited Representative on multiple foreign aircraft accidents worldwide.

Jeff returned to a Level 12 enroute facility as a Front Line Manager, and subsequently accepted a position as an incident/accident investigator for the FAA Air Traffic Organization Office of Safety. As the air traffic lead investigator, Jeff participated in over 20 major aircraft accident and incident investigations.

Following his FAA retirement, Jeff continues to work for an aviation consulting firm as an aviation analyst supporting the FAA’s Voluntary Safety Reporting Programs, the Airport Construction Advisory Council and the FAA Metroplex Airspace Redesign project.

Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was inducted as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Jeff holds a commercial pilot certificate with single and multi-engine ratings and has accumulated over 2500 hours of flight time. Jeff has been a full member of the International Society for Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) for over 20 years.