David Cohney


David leads the Strategy, Modelling and Sustainability Team at Airbiz, with over 30 years consulting experience in project management, strategy, innovation, feasibility and complex technical studies.  David's career started with modelling and systems analysis, financial and economic feasibility for major infrastructure projects in Australia and the Middle East.  He is acknowledged internationally as an expert in strategic and systems planning for aviation and airports, demand/capacity modelling and simulation, and airport safeguarding.  Recent work has focussed on master planning for major existing and greenfield airports, new parallel runway systems, facilitating stakeholder consultations and considering aviation sustainability and resilience.

David holds a qualification in  Engineering and Computing. He serves on the Airports Council International (ACI) World Environment Standing Committee (WESC) and the Australian Airports Associate (AAA) Airport Planning Working Group Steering Committee. He has lectured on aviation and airport topics at Swinburne University, Monash University  and the University of New South Wales, and was an industry advisor for the Airport Cities Research study undertaken by Queensland University of Technology.

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