Air Partner Company Redline Adds the CAA And Jet Edge
To Its Growing Customer Base
- Redline awarded seven-year contract by UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to be the UK’s sole certifier and quality assurer of free running explosive detection dogs
- Company also engaged by private aviation company Jet Edge to develop standard operating procedures amid COVID-19 pandemic
Redline, an Air Partner company and a leading provider of global security solutions, is pleased to announce that it has won a long-term contract with the CAA and is now also providing consultancy services to private aviation company Jet Edge.
The CAA has awarded Redline a seven-year contract to be the UK’s sole certifier and quality assurer of free running explosive detection dogs (FREDDs). The certification and quality assurance process is set by the Department for Transport (DfT) and overseen by the CAA, which is responsible for ensuring that it operates effectively.
In addition, private aviation company Jet Edge has engaged Redline to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) across its entire operations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, from aircraft decontamination to in-flight operations. Redline has curated this service to support operators through this difficult time after it successfully developed and implemented a series of COVID-19 SOPs to operate aircraft and security screen passengers for its repatriation of UK and Irish nationals from Japan on behalf of the UK government. Jet Edge called on Redline in order to give its clients comfort that all necessary precautions have been taken to mitigate the risk of exposure to the virus when travelling with the company.
“Despite the difficult circumstances posed by COVID-19, Redline has already secured a number of prestigious contracts in the financial year to date, thereby demonstrating the clear value of its offering,” said Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner. “The CAA contract adds to our forward long-term contract portfolio, further increasing visible and recurring revenues for the Group, as per our stated strategy. I am extremely pleased with the company’s performance since acquisition, in both the aviation and non-aviation sectors, and look forward to seeing what the rest of the year has in store for this exciting part of our business.”
These business wins follow the recent announcements that Redline has also secured two long-term quality assurance contracts with Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur and the international facilities management company OCS Group UK, as well as a contract to provide security consultancy support on a HS2 project.
“Redline has been a trusted supplier of security solutions to the aviation sector for 14 years now, and these two business wins demonstrate the breadth of the services we offer in this area,” added Paul Mason, Managing Director of Air Partner’s Safety & Security division. “In recent years, we have established ourselves as leaders in explosive trace detection, and we are proud to now be certifying and quality assuring free running explosive detection dogs on behalf of the UK government. In addition, we are delighted to be helping Jet Edge to navigate the challenging COVID-19 operating environment and safeguard their clients, drawing on our expertise from the extensive and successful evacuation work we carried out earlier this year.”
About Air Partner:
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group providing aircraft charter and aviation safety & security solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals, across civil and military organizations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets, Freight and Specialist Services; and Air Partner Safety & Security (formerly Consulting & Training), which comprises Baines Simmons, Redline Assured Security and Managed Services.
Group Charter charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter for up to 19 people. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Specialist Services comprises Air Partner’s other aviation services that complement its Charter business: Remarketing, ACMI, scheduled group travel, tour operations, air evacuation and flight operations.
Baines Simmons offers aviation safety management and fatigue risk management. Redline Assured Security delivers government-standard security training, consultancy and solutions to regulated, high value and high threat environments. Managed Services offers wildlife hazard management and aircraft registry services.
Air Partner has 16 locations across three continents, with its headquarters located alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. The group employs around 450 aviation professionals globally and operates 24/7. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is the only publicly listed air charter broker and aviation safety & security consultancy. It is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.
More information is available on the company’s website (www.airpartner.com).
Established in 2006, Redline provides government-standard global security solutions for aviation, rail, Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and major event and corporate establishments, as well as other high-risk businesses. Redline conducts auditing and quality assurance on behalf of both public and private sector organizations, as well as various government agencies. Its range of products and services spans the entire security training, quality assurance and consultancy spectrum and includes technology-based software applications and tools, such as its digital Security Management System (SeMS) platform and e-Learning.
Redline is a UK industry leader in all matters regarding security and quality assurance through audits and covert and overt testing and has been providing training for over 13 years from its headquarters at the National Security Training Centre (NSTC) at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. With over 100 employees in offices in Doncaster, London and Paris, this ISO9001 company operates at the highest levels of aviation security with a notable record of achievement at G2G (government-to-government) and B2G (business-to-government) undertakings.
Redline has a significant national and international client base, many of whom use Redline as their sole supplier for their security requirements. Redline is endorsed by ICAO as an Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC).
More information is available on the company’s website (www.trustredline.co.uk).
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