About Us


Owner Keith M Cianfrani


Keith M Cianfrani, Ed.D. (abd), MAS, CRSP, CFI, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 35 years of aviation experience. He is a master army aviator, aviation safety officer, commercial pilot, instructor pilot and was an accident investigator for the U.S. Army Safety Center. He is rated in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. As a safety officer, Keith has managed safety programs in organizations with over 100 aircraft stationed throughout 5 states. Keith has taught safety courses at ERAU and KSU. He also writes the Safety and Training Column for Rotor and Wing Magazine.


Keith is a certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and has also worked in the civilian, commercial aviation industry flying for companies such as Petroleum Helicopters, Damin Aviation, Keystone Helicopters, Island Helicopters and Chopper 6 and Chopper 3 in Philadelphia. He also has experience in the flight for life, aero medical evacuation industry.


Keith is a member of Helicopter Association International Safety Committee and The United States Helicopter Safety Team(USHST). Keith is also a member of The International Society of Safety Professionals (ISSP) and The international Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI). Also place (HAI) after helicopter association international.


Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC offers safety evaluations (audits) for aviation companies in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations and IS-BAO, Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) and HAI Audit Standards. We teach and promote proven Risk Management practices. We specialize in Human Factors and Material Failure in Accident Investigations. Our company also provides consulting services for industrial, construction and motor vehicle accidents.


Our experts include Flight Instructors, Airline Pilots, Air Traffic Control Specialist, A&P Mechanics, Metallurgy Engineers and Safety Personnel both from the military and civilian organizations.


Keith is also working with the FAA on a Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) ASIAS safety research project.

Keith's education includes a Doctorate in Education (abd), Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science with concentration in Aerospace Safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is now currently working towards his PhD in Aviation Safety at Florida Institute of Technology. Keith also has completed the following:



FAA/TSI US Army Aviation Accident Investigation Course

FAA/TSI Human Factors in Accident Investigation Course

US Army Unit Safety Management Course

U.S. Army Instructor Pilot Course

U.S. Army Human Error Reduction Course

OSHA Safety Management Course

DOT/TSI Safety Management Systems and Aviation Safety Program Management Course

DOT/TSI Safety Risk Management Course

ISBAO Audit Certification Course

HAI Audition Certification Course

Robinson Helicopters Pilot Safety Course