Head of Airfield Pavement Section
Ministry of Defence UK
John Cook has been specialising in airfield pavement engineering for over 30 years.
For the last 20 years he has been in his present post as Head of Airfield Pavements for the UK MODs Defence Estates leading a small team responsible for airfield maintenance inspections and also technical standards for design, construction and maintenance of airfield pavements on MOD airfields.
For the last 10 years he has been Chairman of a European CEN (Committe European de Normalization) Airfield Pavement Working Group (within Technical Committee 227) concerned with harmonization of airfield pavement material standards in Europe
In 2003 he was a member of the Pavement Sub-group of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Aerodrome Operations and Services Working Group responsible for producing recommendations for improving the ICAO ACN/PCN load classification system.