Randall R. Knuteson

Randall R. Knuteson

Senior Consultant

Randy Knuteson is a Senior Consultant specializing in accident investigation and reconstruction for Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi). He is a recognized expert in the aviation accident investigation industry with 35 years in maintenance and manufacturing. He began his aviation career performing engine teardowns and overhauling fuel injection systems for piston engine aircraft. He later served as Director of Analytical and Air Safety for Kelly Aerospace Power Systems and was instrumental in transitioning the Garrett and RAJAY style turbocharging system lines from Honeywell to Kelly Aerospace.  While in manufacturing, Mr. Knuteson served as an active party member, aiding the NTSB in investigating various aviation related accidents. 

Mr. Knuteson has authored numerous articles for AMT Magazine and other Aviation related publications. He is an FAA-authorized instructor for engine, turbo and fuel systems in the recurring training of IAs throughout the United States and abroad. He is currently an Associate Instructor for the Reciprocating Engine Accident Investigation course at the DOT Transportation Safety Institute (TSI).

Mr. Knuteson has completed his education in Accident Safety and Security Management through University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. He holds an FAA private pilot license and FAA Powerplant license and is an active member of GAMA’s GAJSC team. Mr. Knuteson has reconstructed over 200 aviation accidents, incidents, and design evaluations and provides consultation on projects in a variety of disciplines at ESi.



  • Lear Romec Fuel Pumps - Pressure to Perform, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, September 2003
  • Old Faithful: The Marvel(ous) Schebler Carburetor, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, October 2000
  • Lear Romec Fuel Pumps (Rock Solid Simplicity with a Few Rough Edges), Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, July 2000
  • Boosting Your Knowledge of Turbocharging / Valves and Controls, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, October 1999
  • Teledyne Continental Motors Training - A Case for Higher Education, Light Plane Maintenance Magazine, August 1999
  • Boosting Your Knowledge of Turbocharging, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, July 1999
  • Continuous Flow Fuel Injection Systems, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, November 1998
  • Troubleshooting Bendix (Precision) Fuel Injection Servos, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, November 1997
  • The RAJAY Turbocharger, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, October 1997
  • Fuel Injection Nozzles, Aviation Maintenance Technology Magazine, July 1997

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ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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