Ken Wolski


For 40 years Ken Wolski was employed by GE Aerospace in Cincinnati, Ohio where he has held Engineering positions in New Engine Development, Commercial Product Support, and Commercial Flight Safety. While within Product Support and Flight Safety Ken investigated major accidents & incidents for a total of 37 years. Ken retired from GE Aerospace in May 2020.

As a Commercial Flight Safety Senior Investigator / Consulting Engineer, Ken was responsible for global investigations of incidents and accidents involving GE Aerospace Commercial engine applications. Engine product lines investigated included the M601E, CF700, CF34, CFM56, CF6, GE90 and the GEnx. Ken has been the GE Aerospace Investigator-in-Charge (IIC) for over eighty domestic and foreign investigations.

Ken has assisted Governmental accident investigative agencies of the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Czech, Turkey, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Ireland, and Taiwan in the support of ICAO investigations involving GE Aerospace propulsion systems.

Ken currently instructs the Engine Investigation portion of the Gas Turbine Accident Investigation (GTAI) course at the University of Southern California Aviation Safety Program in Los Angeles, CA. Ken has been instructing in the Turbine Engine Accident Investigation (TEAI) course at the FAA’s Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) in Oklahoma City, OK for over the past 20 years. Ken has provided similar training for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), and the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB).

Ken is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach 1980) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies and a current Airframe & Powerplant certificate. Ken has earned the Aviation Safety Certificate from the University of Southern California and the Advance Aviation Safety Investigator Certificate from the FAA’s Transportation Safety Institute

Published on March 20th, 2024

Last updated on March 20th, 2024