By Laura Barnes
Serco, the international service company has had its contract renewed to provide air traffic control, meteorological services and airside operations.
Serco, the international service company has had its contract renewed to provide air traffic services at Dubai International Airport. It has provided services to the airport for more than 40 years and the latest agreement runs for two years, involving around 80 Serco staff providing air traffic control, electronic engineering, meteorological services and airside operations.
Provision of the services is shared with approximately 140 DCA air traffic services staff, many of whom have been trained by Serco.
“We have provided air traffic control in support of Dubai Airport since the 1960s and we are pleased to have been selected to continue providing the high quality services demanded at this busy airport,” said John Ashcroft, managing director, Serco.
“This agreement shows we are committed to delivering mission-critical services, helping a client achieve their ambitions by being flexible and building long term relationships.”
Dubai International is the region’s busiest airport. In 2005 it is expected to handle around 25 million passengers, in excess of 1 million tonnes of cargo and approximately 220,000 large aircraft movements.