12 May 2020
Air Partner Company Redline Wins New Quality Assurance Contracts with Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur and OCS Group UK
· Redline wins long-term quality assurance contracts with Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur and OCS
· Six Airports in France now use Redline's quality assurance testing programme
· Redline awarded a five-year contract with OCS to support HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Redline, an Air Partner company and a leading provider of global security solutions, is pleased to announce it has won long-term quality assurance contracts with Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (Nice Airport) and OCS Group UK (OCS), the international facilities management company.
These contract wins further grow Redline's sizable contracted customer base, which is comprised of a large number of aviation-related companies, as well as customers in other sectors, including Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), rail and major events.
The new contract with Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur, the third busiest airport in France, marks a further expansion of Redline's activities in the country, where it provides airports with the highest standard security solutions. Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur will be the sixth airport in France to use Redline's unique quality assurance testing programme, joining Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Lyon-Saint Exupéry, Bordeaux-Mérignac and Nantes Atlantique.
In addition, Redline has won a five-year contract with OCS to support Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, which is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Redline will be OCS's internal quality assurance provider, and will also hold responsibility for the security training of all OCS security officers deployed at every court and tribunal across the UK to ensure they meet CNI standards for security searching and screening. Additionally, Redline will quality assure all courts and tribunals as part of OCS's quality assurance programme.
These wins follow on from the announcement earlier this year that Redline worked alongside Air Partner's Group Charter and Freight teams on behalf of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to evacuate UK and Irish nationals onboard a cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Yokohama in Japan.
Commenting on the contract wins, Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: "We are extremely pleased that Redline has been awarded these prestigious quality assurance contacts after we acquired the business in December 2019. This has already been a very successful acquisition for Air Partner, increasing our forward long-term contract portfolio significantly, and we continue to see considerable interest in Redline's services from both new and existing customers."
Paul Mason, Managing Director of Air Partner's Safety & Security division, added: "We are very much looking forward to using our experience and expertise to deliver quality assurance services to both Nice Airport and OCS. These contract wins are a testament to the hard work and focus of the Redline team, who are committed to providing world-class security solutions and training to our extensive and diverse customer base. As the pandemic continues to affect countries around the world, we remain focused on building and enhancing our suite of COVID-19 screening techniques and procedures, as these will play a key role in helping our customers to get moving again as restrictions start to lift."
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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 defence organisations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter (formerly Commercial Jets), Private Jets, Freight and Remarketing; and Air Partner Safety & Security (formerly Consulting & Training), which comprises Baines Simmons and Redline Assured Security.
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. Air Partner Remarketing provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international customers.
Baines Simmons offers Aviation Safety Management, Fatigue Risk Management, Air Traffic Services, Wildlife Hazard Management and Aircraft Registry Services. Redline Assured Security delivers government-standard security training and solutions.
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 organisations, 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)