About us

Over a forty year aviation career, Captain Chris Turner has held a number of senior management posts including Chief Pilot and Operations Director of a major UK airline.

He remains a serving Captain, a CAA Type Rating Examiner (currently for the Boeing 787 'Dreamliner'), and has been a training pilot for thirty years.

Chris has international experience in the recruitment, selection and training of pilots, as well as in technical and operational matters.

He has worked as an expert witness since 2012, is one of only two aviation experts certificated by the Expert Witness Institute, and has recently been appointed to the Institute's Certification Committee.

He is a member of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an active light aircraft and seaplane pilot.

Chris is assisted by Senior Consultant Captain John Griffiths, an experienced and widely respected aviation expert witness.

Axten Aviation's highly experienced team includes pilots and engineers, both commercial and GA aircraft.

If you would like further details of our work or to see CVs of our experts, please contact us.

Chris Turner, aviation expert witness and consultant