Correction: An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the reporter’s last name. He is Bart Barnes, not Bart Banres.

Norman W. Arnold, 94, an engineer who retired in 1995 as a Washington-based private aviation consultant, died April 26 at home at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. He had heart ailments.

A daughter, Margaret Ostrove, confirmed his death.

Mr. Arnold opened his aviation consulting business in 1984, after having been a Federal Aviation Administration engineer for nine years. In 1980, he received an FAA commendation for outstanding service.

Norman William Arnold was born in Massena, N.Y. He graduated in 1940 from what now is the University at Albany, the State University of New York.

He worked at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and for Burroughs, a manufacturer of business equipment, in Paoli, Pa., early in his career. He relocated to the Washington area in 1964 with TRW Systems and later was a consulting engineer in Washington and Miami with Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff.

Mr. Arnold did volunteer work at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington and was a founding member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

He was a 30-year resident of McLean before moving to Asbury Methodist Village seven years ago.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Margaret Cherry Arnold of Asbury Methodist Village; four children, Cherry A. Fuller of New Castle, Del., N. William Arnold of Batesburg, S.C., Margaret A. Ostrove of Brick, N.J., and Stephen W. Arnold of Mexico, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes