Our Team

Airport Solutions have a team of 22 consultants/trainers who are able to provide expertise in a large number of key operational areas including:

Airport Operations, Airport Development and Planning, Aerodrome Works, Emergency Planning, Crisis Management, ATC, Rescue and Fire Fighting, Route Development, Cargo Operations, Terminal Management, Ground Handling, Victim Support, Airport Security and Collaborative Decision Making.

Peter Hampson

Peter as Managing Director, leads the team at Airport Solutions Ltd, having worked in the aviation industry for over 30 years. Formerly General Manager of Manchester Airport he was instrumental in managing operational capacity during periods of significant growth; culminating in the construction and introduction into service of the airports second runway.

Peter's skills and experience allow him to work at all levels within the industry; focusing on Strategy and Regulation, Aerodrome Safety Management, Auditing and Emergency Planning.

Hence, his skills are in demand across the full spectrum of aviation activities, working in all continents with Governments, Regulatory Authorities, Airports, Airlines, Insurance Companies, ICAO and ACI.

Debbie Riley

Debbie has over 25 years experience of Airport Management. Specialising in Airport Planning and the development of Operational Procedures, Debbie is frequently contracted by ICAO, ACI and the UK CAA for her services. She has worked at over 50 Airports around the world including several in the Middle East.

Prior to founding Airport Solutions Debbie has held a number of Management Positions at Airports Including: Airport Operations Director, Airport Policy and Planning Manager, Operations Duty Manager and Airport Planner. Debbie also served in the Royal Air Force as a Fighter Controller.

She still works in an active capacity at Airports around the world today. Debbie is qualified as an Aerodrome Auditor and Trainer in Airport Operations, Safety Management Systems and Emergency Planning.

Wally Walker

Wally has worked in aviation for over 34 years starting his career in aircraft manufacturing working on both military and civil aircraft.

With an eye for detail and analysis, Wally developed his experience moving into Aerodrome Quality and Safety Operations; Aircraft Accident Investigation and specialising in Safety Management Systems and Operational Procedures.

After 25 years in aircraft manufacturing Wally moved to Kent International Airport, then RAF Manston, as Operational Safety and Quality Manager to undertake the conversion of the aerodrome from military operation to a privately owned and full UK CAA licensed aerodrome.

Wally is now Principle Consultant for Airport Solutions Ltd. managing projects and taking a lead role delivering aviation training throughout the world.

Gareth Cook

Gareth has worked in the aviation business for over twenty years as a Senior Manager at Manchester Airport, specialising in Airfield Operations and Emergency Planning; he was instrumental in creating a specialist Airfield Safety Unit; establishing training standards to develop staff and enhance safety standards for airside operations. This included having responsibility for developing Accident / Incident Investigation, Bird Control, Aerodrome Auditing, Airbridge and Airside procedures.

Whilst at Manchester Airport Gareth acted in a consultancy role providing operational support at Humberside Airport and Operations Director at Blackpool Airport.

Gareth remains active today in Airport Management and has recently been responsible for the Training of Staff, Commissioning and Aerodrome Certification of a number of Aerodromes in Oman, Fujairah in the UAE and Regional Airports in the UK.