Instructor Information


Geoffrey Gosling PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Geoffrey Gosling is the principal of Aviation System Consulting, LLC, serving as an independent consultant and expert witness in the areas of airport planning, aviation system planning, airline economics, and aviation safety. He has a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1987 to March 2002 he was a member of the research staff of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and helped establish the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research, serving as its first Program Manager. From 2003 to 2012, in addition to his consulting practice he served as a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute at San José State University. His recent consulting activities have included participation on the consultant team supporting the 2011 update of the Regional Airport System Planning Analysis for the San Francisco Bay Area and providing consultant assistance to the Southern California Association of Governments in updating the aviation element of the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan. He has also been active in the Airport Cooperative Research Program and has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for several ACRP studies. He recently chaired the Project Panel for an ACRP study on integrating aviation and passenger rail systems planning in congested corridors and served as co principal investigator on an ACRP study on passenger value of time, benefit-cost analysis, and airport capital investment decisions. He is currently serving as co-principal investigator on an ACRP study of the use of disaggregated socioeconomic data in air passenger demand studies. He is a past chair of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Aviation System Planning and currently serves on several TRB committees as an Emeritus Member of the TRB. He also has served for many years on the Airport Planning and Operations Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has published a wide range of technical reports, journal papers, and other articles in various areas of transportation, and is a co author of the book Strategic Airport Planning.
He is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom, a Member of the U.K. Institution of Civil Engineers, and a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. From 1979 to 1993 he taught a range of courses in the Transportation Engineering program at U.C. Berkeley including the air transportation and airport planning courses. Since 1977 he has taught a number of courses on various airport-related topics in both the University of California Extension Program and the Institute of Transportation Studies Technology Transfer Program and has been responsible for coordinating and lecturing in the Airport Systems Planning & Design short course for the past forty years.