AFTA Team Profile

Tony Cable

  • B.Sc., M.R.Ae.S
  • University of London BSc Honours Degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Powerplant Design Engineer with Boeing Aircraft on large public transports
  • Systems and Safety Engineer with BAe, including Tornado and Concorde
  • Aircraft Engineering Accident Investigator full-time since 1976
  • Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University

Peter Coombs

  • M.Sc., C.Eng., M.R.Ae.S
  • Undergraduate apprenticeship with British Aircraft Corporation
  • Master of Science Degree in Aircraft Design at Cranfield
  • Concorde Structural Design Engineer
  • Missile Dynamicist with Hawker Siddeley Dynamics
  • Aircraft Engineering Accident Investigator full-time since 1972
  • Lecturer at various international air safety seminars

Chris Pollard

  • B.Sc., C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E.
  • Undergraduate apprenticeship with Bristol Siddeley Small Engines
  • Field Service Engineer for Bristol Siddeley at Westland Helicopters
  • Structural Design & Test Engineer, public transport and military aircraft.
  • Aircraft Engineering Accident Investigator full-time from 1971 to 2006
  • Visiting Lecturer at Cranfield and Brunel Universities