Our People

The aviation industry is not only a global network of routes, but a global network of people.

Our experienced team come from a range of aviation backgrounds, but we all share a common drive to deliver great advice to our clients. Our reputation depends on what we do, not what we say.


Tim Coombs

Board Director

Tim is a member of the Board and a co-founder of Aviation Economics in 1997. Tim’s role includes client engagement, peer review and project management.

Areas of Technical Expertise:

  • Airport Transactions – Buy and Sell side
  • Traffic Forecasting
  • Airline start-ups 

Prior Experience:
Aer Lingus – Special Advisor to the CEO in relation to achieving membership of a global alliance.

NatWest Markets – Director of Investment Banking in the Global Origination team responsible for the banks’ relationships with airlines, airports, OEMs and aircraft lessors.

County NatWest – Associate Director in Equity Research responsible for the coverage of airlines and airports.

Lloyds of London – Deputy Editor of Lloyds Aviation Strategy.

British Aerospace – Member of the BAe 146 sales and marketing team with responsibility for Technical Sales for airlines in Asia and Australasia.

City, University of London – Visiting Lecturer 2009 – present

Loughborough University – Visiting Fellow 2015 – present


Peter Hind

Special Advisor

Peter is currently a special advisor to Aviation Economics providing strategic advice for the business. Peter was a director of Aviation Economics up to 2023, where he had responsibility for strategic planning and financial reporting, client liaison, engagement and peer review.

Areas of Technical Expertise:

  • Airport Transactions – Buy and Sell side
  • Traffic and Secondary Planning Forecasting
  • Airline Regulatory, Strategy and Planning
  • Environmental Impact and Sustainability

RDC Aviation – Chief Executive 2007 to present

Aviation Economics – Executive Director 2018 – 2023

City, University of London – Visiting Lecturer 2009 – present

Loughborough University – Visiting Fellow 2015 – 2022

Route Development Company – Director of Consulting 2001-2007

British Midland Airways – Senior Manager Interline Development and various commercial positions 1992-2001


Richard Holt


Richard is currently an associate of Aviation Economics, providing peer review and strategic industry advisory. Up to 2022,  he was responsible for providing leadership on the delivery of consultancy assignments, acting as the prime interface between clients and the Aviation Economics team.

Areas of Technical Expertise:

  • Traffic Forecasting
  • Airport transactions both Buy and Sell side
  • Industry strategy and developments
  • Airport management

Prior Experience:

Aviation Economics – Director, Transactions 2015-2022

Seabury Aviation UK – Vice President leading consultancy assignments on airport transactions, forecasting and strategy development.

SH&E/ICF – Vice President in the Airports Practice leading worldwide consultancy assignments.

Birmingham Airport – Head of Strategy and member of the Executive Management Group for the UK’s sixth largest airport.  Responsible for traffic forecasting, corporate strategy and industry and government affairs.  Developed long-term traffic forecasts to support master planning, privatisation and bond issues.  Earlier in his career at the airport he was a member of the planning and development team involved in small and large scale airport developments.


Fazrul Roslan


Fazrul is primarily responsible for leading all technical aspects of airport transaction projects. This includes analytical and quantitative modelling, traffic forecasting, aeronautical revenue forecasting and peak secondary forecasting. He has an MSc in Airport Planning and Management from Cranfield University.

Areas of Technical Expertise:

  • Airport Transactions both Buy and Sell side
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Secondary Peak and Planning Day Forecasting
  • Aeronautical Revenue Forecasting
  • Market Assessment on the Aviation and Tourism Industry
  • Airport Strategic Business Planning (Traffic and Aeronautical Charges)

Prior Experience:
Malaysia Senai Airport – Business Development Executive responsible for the strategic planning of the only privatised regional airport in Malaysia, encompassing  airline development and development of Aviation Park and Free Zone area.


Andy Murphy



Andy is primarily responsible for managing and working on airport transaction projects and air service development. This includes traffic forecasting, modelling and market assessments.

Areas of Technical Expertise:

  • Airport Transactions both Buy and Sell-side
  • Traffic Forecasting
  • Air Service Development
  • Airline Network analysis, planning, strategy and performance
  • Aviation data specialist
  • Market assessments

Prior Experience:

AviaSolutions – Senior consultant in an aviation consultancy specialising in airport transactions, traffic forecasting, airport route development, airline network and fleet development and performance, working with airports, airport investors, financial institutions, governments, public sector and airlines.

SH&E – Consultant and analyst in a large independent aviation consultancy providing professional products and services to the aviation industry including airline and airport marketing, forecasting, strategic planning and route planning as well as marketing airport survey data for the UK CAA.

OAG – Airline Account Manager in CIS, Baltics and Indian Subcontinent. Market Analysis account manager (Europe and North America), Market Analysis production manager. Industry affairs manager. Senior airline analyst.