Aviation consultants - Falcon Consultancy  
consultancy services and support
to the civil aviation industry.

  UK VAT Registration Number: 632 3654 51
Company Registration in UK: 22 August, 1996
Number: 324 1034


Richard Brosch

Master planning and facilities planning for airports and the global aviation industry.

Richard Brosch is an accredited Airport Planner and Chartered Architect with extensive experience, extending over a 28 year period, of all the principal aspects of the built environment within the global aviation market. He has acted in a lead capacity with a specific remit for strategic and tactical airport planning and development issues, including Master Planning and the Architectural Design of specific airport facilities. Mr. Brosch has also participated in due diligence planning reviews on behalf of investors and government licensing authorities as well as aviation management staff training programs.

His experience of the aviation operational environment is based on his tenure at both Manchester and Newcastle International Airports, UK, his subsequent employment at BAE Systems culminating in the establishment of an independent Consultancy in 2000. Working with major international consultants and consortia Richard was able to develop and customise a broad range of numerical and graphic tools addressing the full spectrum of requirements from client briefing, capacity and functional audits to end user satisfaction appraisal.

His recent activities include master planning input into a National Aviation Corporatization Program in Sudan as well as an audit of the core performance criteria and regulatory compliance of the five year investment plans at London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports, on behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the Competition Commission.


  • Preparing a comprehensive master plan for New Delhi International Airport, on behalf of Mott MacDonald Ltd.
  • Consultancy services to the International Air Transport Association since the year 2000 to the present day
  • Working with the Cape Verdean Airports Authority (ASA) to establish and implement a number of Master Plans and Terminal facility designs across the Atlantic archipelago (10 years). As well as a Cape Verdean governmental sponsored technical mission to Mali in 2005.
  • Participating in passenger terminal capacity audits at Athens, Faro, Oporto, Ponta Delgada and Antalya airports with a view to validating the original system design parameters and advising on future core process logistics.
  • Planning for Guayaquil, Tocumen, and Polokwane airports
  • Peer review activities at Warsaw, Barcelona and Luanda, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and St. Maartens airports on behalf of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Dennis Connolly

Airline and Air Cargo operations consultant.

An aviation business consultant with extensive knowledge of the airline and air cargo industry, after an extensive career holding senior management positions with British Airways. His particular knowledge and skills are in the cargo sector of the industry with an in depth knowledge of both commercial and operational aspects of that sector.


  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Global Supply Systems ( an all cargo airline as Sales Director)
  • Air Logistics
  • GB Airways
  • Jet Airways in the UK, the US and Belgium
  • Hecny Transportation a Hong Kong based freight transportation & logistics company
  • Kay O’ Neil a UK freight forwarder/logistics company.
  • He is also a non executive director of a Japanese GSA company called AMLY Inc Ltd.

Tim Gibbs

Military and civil aircraft maintenance

Tim Gibbs has over 40 years experience of military and civil aircraft maintenance, holding Supervisory and Managerial positions with a number of UK Operators and MROs. Following apprentice training at RAF Halton, Tim carried out maintenance on a range of military aircraft before joining British Island Airways, carrying out maintenance on tubo prop aircraft, following this, holding positions with Jersey European and Channel Express maintaining medium and large jet types.

Tim holds a Part 66 B1,B2 and C licence, with type ratings ranging from light aircraft below 5,700 kg to Airbus aircraft. Registered with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer and is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


  • Tim held the position of Quality Manager with CSE Citation Centre for four years prior to becoming an Independent Consultant.
  • Airworthiness Surveyor for the Isle of Man Department of Trade and Industry, carrying out Certificate of Airworthiness Issue and Renewal Surveys
  • Nominated EASA Form 4 holder for several Operators as a Part 145 and Part M independent Auditor.
  • Aircraft physical surveys for ARC renewals, aircraft technical records surveys, preparation of CAME and FAA Repair Station Expositions
  • Audits to Part M Subpart G, and pre buy surveys.

Laurence Heath

Business analysis, strategy, fleet planning and forecasting.

Laurence has held senior posts at British Airways and Swiss International. Laurence has worked with Falcon Consultancy Limited since 1994. He is also a Director of MSP Solutions. His Experience includes assignments in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. He has worked with various international organisations including IATA, World Bank, European Commission, United States and Trade Development Agency. He has also facilitated a fleet planning seminar on behalf of AACO (Arab Air Carriers Organisation).


  • Air Astana
  • Air Namibia BAA
  • BAeSystems
  • BP International
  • British Airways
  • LOT
  • Malev
  • Scottish Enterprise.

Richard Moat

Fast track facilities development for appropriate, affordable, profitable and operationally deliverable airline solutions.

Richard is a skilled and persuasive communicator, who led the Aviation team within Capita Symonds until forming his own consultancy. He has over 35 years experience at senior levels within the aviation industry.

With extensive airport operational and management experience at Board level, Richard has led teams in airfield, terminal and cargo operations and infrastructure development, including customer service management of over 350 manual and staff graded personnel, as well as responsibility for project management and engineering based professionals.

Expert in guiding clients through fast track facilities development programmes in response, in particular, to the rapid expansion of low cost airline operations, with a specific focus on ensuring that solutions are appropriate, affordable, profitable and operationally deliverable...

Richard's understanding of the environmental and economic circumstances with which airports and aviation are confronted has proved invaluable, as well as his development of appropriate solutions, including the extensive promotion and lobbying of schemes at both a local and national level.


  • Capita Symonds
  • Aviasolutions
  • London Luton Airport
  • Jersey Airport
  • City of Derry Airport
  • NATS.

Barbara Paterson

Business advisor, executive coach, career and change management

Barbara specialises in organisation and people development and regularly works with senior executives, helping them to meet their objectives and address work/life transition issues and organisational change. Barbara also consults on people issues surrounding merger and acquisition, including organisation culture analysis, developing vision and values, teambuilding, personal ownership of change and stress management. In her consulting work she has particular interest in using high energy learning techniques to aid personal development and explore the links between emotional intelligence and leadership behaviour.


Prior to leading consulting projects, Barbara led KPMG’s career consulting practice in the North of England. Her early career was in teaching and sales and marketing. She is also a trained counsellor, facilitator and coach. Barbara is qualified to use a range of psychometric tools. Barbara is a trustee of the Community Foundation for Wakefield District.


  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport Turkey
  • Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
  • Department of Health
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Centrica
  • KPMG
  • Shell
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
  • Leeds Primary Care Trust
  • NHSU
  • First Quench
  • PPG
  • Engage Mutual
  • HSBC

Chris Preece

Business analysis and strategic planning for the civil aviation industry

After a career in senior posts with British Airways, BAE SYSTEMS and Liverpool Airport PLC (as Managing Director) Chris founded Falcon Consultancy Limited in 1993 and has developed it into a leading specialist aviation consultancy. His experience includes consultancy assignments for:

  • EBRD in Tashkent and Yerevan,
  • US Aid with Armenian Airlines
  • Eastline at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow
  • BAE SYSTEMS in Kazakhstan

Further experience

  • Extensive business planning and airport acquisition for Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Hochtief Airports and the International Finance Corporation.
  • Chris has served as Director General of British Airports Services and Equipment Association and is on the Board of the British Association of Aviation Consutants.
  • He is a member of the IATA Air Transport Action Group.


  • Logica
  • British Airways
  • Eurocontrol
  • the European Air Safety and Regulation
  • Agency EASA Schiphol Airport
  • Hochtief
  • European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff

David Preston

Airport operations analysis, optimisation and diligence

David has worked for airport owners, airport investors and airlines in numerous locations around the globe. He specialises in airport operations analysis and optimisation as well as operational due diligence.


Improving the performance of airport infrastructure. By applying industrial engineering techniques and analytical expertise, David has assessed, designed and implemented practical solutions that work in live operating environments. In addition he has provided 3D design expertise for the conceptual phases of design of airport infrastructure.

Operational Due Diligence. David has been involved in 7 tendering processes in 4 years carrying out operational due diligence. He has consistently demonstrated his ability to work under pressure to tight and immovable deadlines. His experience in this field has culminated in him leading projects of this nature on behalf of his client.


  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • BAA
  • Budapest Airport
  • Dublin Airport
  • GMR
  • Hochtief AirPort
  • Sydney Airport

Chris Barratt

Aviation Security Consultant

Chris started his career in the British Armed Forces before joining Sussex Police. During 15 years on the Counter Terrorist Wing at Gatwick Airport, Chris trained as a search advisor and received extra-ordinary training in physical and procedural security as well as counter-sabotage surveys.

His work included extensive involvement with airlines, airport authorities and regulators. He also assisted the UK Civil Aviation Authority in the introduction of armed police officers on aircraft. During his time with the police, a number of airlines approached Chris to undertake training and other work for them.

A licensed pilot, Chris left the Police and formed Avsec Global Ltd. His work has taken him across seven continents working with airlines, airports, entities and governments.

Chris is also a Short Term Expert for the EU funded TRACECA 2 project. At this time, he trained and worked for a UK airline as Safety and Security Manager where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the safety management system (SMS).

Chris has an MSc in Security and Risk Management, and is a visiting lecturer at the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai on the Aviation Security MSc programme.

Mike Vernon Dier

Simon Wilcox

Richard Willsteed

Jim Thompson

Paul Bloch

Mike Dowding




Managing Consultant: Chris Preece
Email: info@aviation-consultancy.com
Phone: 01425 471145 Mobile: 0788 5223099
Fax: 01425 471145