Greg Phillips has over 40 years of aviation experience. He has been involved in designing general aviation and military aircraft and has over 30 years’ experience in aircraft accident investigation, accident prevention, liaison with domestic and international governmental agencies, aircraft and component manufacturers, airports, and aircraft operators.
Greg consults with Willis Towers Watson (a major international insurance brokerage) as their National Aviation Safety Consultant, and acts as an aviation safety and emergency response program advisor for airlines, corporate flight departments, airports, and aviation industry leaders. Greg also instructs aviation incident and accident investigation, aviation emergency response, and safety management systems courses for the University of Southern California (USC) Aviation Safety and Security Program through the Viterbi School of Engineering. He has provided accident and incident investigation training both domestically and internationally to many airlines, government agencies, and corporate flight departments.
Greg was an Aerospace Engineer, Senior Air Safety Investigator, Investigator-in-Charge (IIC), and United States Accredited Representative for the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, DC from 1988 to 2004. He was involved in many major accident investigations including USAir flight 427, United Airlines flights 232 and 585, and Egypt Air flight 990. Greg also was an investigator for the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board team. He has appeared in several aviation accident investigation documentary programs.
Prior to joining the NTSB, Greg held engineering positions for over 9 years with Northrop Grumman (formerly Northrop Aircraft) in Los Angeles, CA and Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, KS.
He is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators. Greg holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument, multi-engine, and seaplane ratings.
Greg resides in Southern Maryland and South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Evansville (IN) School of Engineering (1979) and holds a Master of Arts degree in Management (1985). He completed the George Washington University/Brookings Institution joint certificate program in Advanced Public Policy Leadership while with the NTSB.