Malmquist System Safety, LLC
Shem Malmquist  Platinum Member

Available Globally


259 Jeannie Dr
Melbourne, Florida, 32904


Available for analysis, review and expert witness services for complex cases involving safety critical industries. I have experience with both major and general aviation accidents, but also can support accidents involving all vehicles, powerplants, factories and other high-risk industries.

In addition to legal advice, I can also advise and support improving the safety of your organization or operations.

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Captain Malmquist is an expert that combines almost 50 years of being a pilot with many years of experience as an accident investigator as well as teaching safety and accident investigation at the university level. Malmquist has also worked as an expert witness, applying system theoretic analysis in major trials.

Malmquist is a visiting instructor at the Florida Institute of Technology and an active current B-777 Captain operating predominantly international routes. In addition to being an international pilot for the bulk of the last 35 years, he has taught aerobatics and instructed in a variety of both general aviation and transport aircraft. Captain Malmquist has published numerous technical and academic articles stemming from his work on flight safety and accident investigation. His most recent work has involved approaches to risk analysis and accident prevention utilizing MIT’s System Theoretic Accident Models and Processes (STAMP) and facilitating the integration of these methods on behalf of several organizations.

His past work includes Automation and Human Factors lead for the Commercial Aviation Safety Team’s Joint Safety Implementation Team, Loss of Control working group, as well as the Aircraft State Awareness working group and the Joint Implementation Measurement and Data Analysis Team. He also has either led or been deeply involved in several major aircraft accident investigations, performing operations, human factors, systems and aircraft performance analysis.

Captain Malmquist’s education includes a Masters (MSc) degree in Human Factors in Aeronautics through the Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelors of Science (BSc) from Embry-Riddle University, and an Associate of Science (ASc) through Mt. San Antonio College.

He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a full member of ISASI, and a member of the Resilience Engineering Association, AIAA, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, IEEE, the Flight Safety Foundation and SAE where he also serves as a voting member of the Flight Deck and Handling Quality Standards for Transport Aircraft committee where he is currently leading the project to establish standards for aircraft designed after 2030. He is a member of the Aerospace Behavior Engineering Technology, Modeling, Simulation and Training for Emerging AV and the Aircraft and System Development and Safety Assessment Committee and the Lithium Battery Packaging Performance Committees. He is also a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Flight Operations Group.

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Captain Malmquist has served as an expert witness on issues related to flight safety, crew decisions, airline operations and aircraft design aspects. In addition, he has testified in cases involving domestic financial issues for pilots.


Accidents - Aircraft   ,   Airline Major/Military   ,   Airline Regional/National   ,   Airlines   ,   Aviation Safety   ,   Engineer   ,   Flight Operations   ,   Pilot Error   ,   Pilotage (Incident and Investigation)

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