23 Jun Restrata signs major aviation security deal for Egyptian airports
Restrata has secured a major agreement with The National Falcon Company to provide critical security services at two of Egypt’s largest airports.
Under the terms of the contract, Restrata will deliver a six-month training programme for several thousand National Falcon personnel, who have been tasked by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to provide security at a number of Egypt’s airports including Sharm El-Sheikh and Cairo Airports.
The programme has been designed to provide airport security staff with the required skills and knowledge to safely and effectively screen passengers traveling to and from Egypt, from August 2016 onwards.
The agreement is part of the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s efforts to enhance the security of Egyptian airports and its continuous commitment to adopting approved standard systems and processes to apply with international airport security procedures and practices.
British Ambassador John Casson and Minister for Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy witnessed the signing of the contract, confirming Restrata as Falcon Group’s aviation security training provider of choice.
The two companies also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on establishing a training academy, which will support long-term sustainability of the partnership.
The National Falcon Company was established in 1996 to provide consulting and advisory services for international companies looking to expand into the Middle East.
British Ambassador John Casson said: “Aviation security is a top priority for both the UK and Egyptian governments. We have a strong partnership when it comes to working on aviation security, no more so than in Sharm el-Sheikh where we are working to restart flights as quickly as possible. This contract demonstrates how we are working together to keep people safe.”
Founded in 2001, Restrata is a British-owned company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. Restrata is one of the world’s leading companies specialising in the field of aviation security with significant experience in setting technical security plans, providing training and consultancy services to airports across the globe.
Managing director of Restrata, Mark Alexander said: “Our mission at Restrata is to support our clients in building resilience and optimising their operations through effective management of safety and security risks. We are proud to be working with National Falcon, as they undertake this significant programme, one which is critical to the future development of the aviation sector in Egypt.
“We will work closely with our colleagues at Olive Group, drawing on our combined experience of airport security and operations, new technology, and aviation regulation. We look forward to being able to call on our shared expertise gained across a large number of international airports, from operations in London Heathrow, Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi, Quito and South America.”
Restrata provides a range of safety and security services including consultancy, training and response, crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue, safe journey management, HSE management and workforce development. In addition to their UAE office, Restrata also serves clients across the world from its offices in the UK, Kurdistan, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Malaysia and Australia.