Chris Turner is an experienced commercial pilot, currently an instructor and examiner on Boeing 787 aircraft for TUI Airways. In a forty five year aviation career he has amassed 19,000 flying hours, worldwide, on a variety of jet, turboprop and light aircraft.
He has also held a number of senior management posts including that of Chief Pilot, and of Operations Director, for a major UK airline. Chris has wide international experience in the recruitment, selection, and training of pilots, as well as in technical and operational matters, and in pilot industrial relations. He has acted as the responsible Operations Manager in the merger of two charter airlines, and in the merger of a charter airline with a low-cost airline.
Chris has acted as an Expert Witness since 2012 on behalf of both claimants and defendants in a variety of cases ranging from airliner and light aircraft accidents and incidents, through airfield planning matters, to pilot employment issues. He is a Director of Axten Aviation Ltd, a member of the British Airline Pilots Association, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Chris was certificated as an Expert Witness by the EWI in 2017.
In his leisure time Chris flies light aircraft in the UK, Europe, and USA, holding both European and USA licences. He is also a qualified seaplane pilot.