Capt. Delvin R. Major
Chief Investigator of Air Accidents
Captain Delvin R. Major joined the Civil Aviation Department as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the Flight Standards Inspectorate in 2002.
He has more than 30 years of aviation experience as an Airline Transport Pilot with ratings on the B737, SF-340, B1900, and SA-227. He is also a Certified Flight, Instrument, Multi Instructor, and Ground Instructor with Multi-engine and Single Engine Land and Single Engine Sea Ratings.
Captain Major in his former capacity as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the Flight Standards Inspectorate has attended numerous safety and accident investigation courses both locally and internationally with such organizations as the NTSB, SCSI, ICAO, IATA, FAA, USC, TSI, ISASI, and Singapore Aviation Academy. He has training in numerous specialty areas of Aviation such as Human Factors, Safety Management Systems, Licensing, Operations, Aircraft Accident Investigations, Cabin Safety, and numerous others.
Captain Major brings a wealth of accident investigation knowledge and techniques to the Investigation Unit. With the Establishment of the Air Accident Investigation Department, the independent Accident Investigation Department of the Ministry of Transport & Aviation on October 3, 2016, Captain Major was reassigned from the Bahamas Civil Aviation Department to head this department, being confirmed in the position of Chief Investigator of Air Accidents on April 10, 2017.
In 2019, Captain Major spearheaded the establishment of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority of The Bahamas which was previously a unit under the Civil Aviation Department.
Mr. Kendall I. Dorsett
Mr. Kendall Dorsett Jr. is a former Air Traffic Controller and Commercial Pilot functioning in the capacity of Operations Investigator for the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA).
Mr. Dorsett attended the College of The Bahamas and completed an Associate of Arts Degree in Law & Criminal Justice. He continued studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics. In 2020, Mr. Dorsett obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Human Factors.
His tenure with Air Traffic Services began in 2009 and in 2014 was transferred to the Bahamas Civil Aviation Department under Performance-Based Navigation (PBN). Since 2015, he has been assigned to the Air Accident Investigation Department.
Recognizing the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of the aviation industry, he has adopted a commitment to life-long learning and as such, received both local and international training from organizations, including the Singapore Aviation Academy, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Subsequently, he is well versed in Safety Management Systems (SMS), Accident Investigation Techniques and Management, Safety Oversight Concepts, among other topics.
As a passionate aviator, he endeavors to make a valuable contribution to aviation safety, being aware of the huge role it plays for an archipelagic nation such as The Bahamas who depends heavily on the tourism product.
Mr. Saint-Tino Morley
Saint Tino Morley entered aviation in 2003 as a student of the National Aviation Academy. It was there he obtained a specialized Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technologies. He also earned his Airframe and Powerplant rating.
Mr Morley then went on to work for five years in the General Aviation Sector doing repairs on reciprocating aircraft, It was there his mechanic creed was born, "let your work speak for itself." The next seven years was sent in the small airline word, working on turbines (Beech 1900's, Embraer 110's and King Airs, just to name a few.
After twelve years of doing surgeries, bandages and transplants for some of the simplest reasons reality had set in; I would have to be present in a sector of aviation that can help lower the percentage of major incidents or accidents from occurring in this State from a maintenance point of view. Upon that opportunity I guarantee " My work will speak for it self!" I am excited about being a pat of the new Air Accident Investigation Department.
The AAIA takes this time to welcome Mr. Morley to the team as we can assure his contributions will be invaluable.
Ms. Jaime D. Nixon
Aviation Safety Analyst
Ms. Jaime Nixon started her career in 2008 at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) within the Operations Department. As NAD had just started the $430 million dollar terminal redevelopment project, she was very intimately involved in the early stages of the redevelopment.
In 2009, Ms. Nixon transitioned to the Airside Operations and Public Safety Department as an Airside Specialist where she carried out wildlife management activities, conducted inspections of the movement and maneuvering areas and carried out duties related to airside accident and incident investigating and reporting.
In 2014, Ms. Nixon assumed oversight of the Airside Driving Program at LPIA where she revamped the program to include a more interactive and insightful training experience and she successfully trained more than 2000 airport employees and stakeholders. In 2016 she was promoted to position of Safety and Emergency Planning Coordinator where she served for the remainder of her tenure.
In 2018, Ms. Nixon joined the Bahamas’ Aircraft Accident Investigation Department as the Aviation Safety Analyst and Air Accident Investigator. To date, Ms. Nixon has spearheaded a number of initiatives geared towards enhancing how the Department achieves its objectives as well as data management processes.
Ms. Nixon currently possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Ms. Symonne Cargill
Ms. Symonne Cargill is an astute and accomplished financial services and business administration professional. Her passion for excellence and meticulous organizational skills support the efficiency and daily operations as the Administration Officer for the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority.
Prior to her engagement with our organization, Ms. Cargill’s accomplishments as a driven and goal oriented banking leader, serve as the cornerstone for her work as an operations and risk management professional at a leading financial institution in The Bahamas. Her passion for leadership coupled with her commitment to excellence is reflected in her dedication aligned with the training and development of teams to achieve organizational success, influence change and increase productivity.
For more than a decade, Ms. Cargill has been a champion for individuals to reach their full potential. She has lead diverse and dynamic teams and collaborated with local and international stakeholders to identify opportunities for the personal and professional growth of individuals entrusted in her leadership. Her poised leadership in building relationships, managing complex projects and fostering an elevated level of professional communication and networking with relevant stakeholders proves invaluable.
Ms. Cargill remains attentive in her thirst for knowledge with the achievement of academic credentials from The Bahamas Financial Services Institute and The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute. She continues to find a new lease on learning with her ongoing studies at the University of The Bahamas.