Kåre Halvorsen - Norway
Kåre Halvorsen joined the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority as senior technical investigator in 1998 and has been Director of Air Accidents / Chief Inspector in the Aviation Department since 2012. From June 2020 this also includes military aviation as well as being the coordinator of all activities relating to military investigations.
Kåre has been working mainly within the aviation sector since 1987. This work was chiefly related to maintenance, repair, development, and production, both for civilian and military aviation. His educational background is an MCs (Civil Engineer) with a specializing in material science/metallurgy, manufacturing, maintenance, and quality assurance.
During his period at the Safety Investigation Authority the organsisation has developed from investigating aviation accidents and incidents only, to becoming a multimodal organisation. Some of Kåre’s responsibilities in this respect has also been as an advisor for developing new national legislation for the different new domains and incorporate these domains into the organisation.