Baines Simmons and Redline secure new contracts

Yves Le Marquand

Air Partner says it is seeing momentum build in its Safety & Security division, as both Baines Simmons and Redline secure new contracts.

Mark Briffa, Group CEO,  Air Partner, said: “The pandemic significantly impacted our Safety & Security activities and we are delighted that the division is now experiencing continued recovery and growing momentum, as evidenced by these new business wins for both Baines Simmons and Redline. The work with CalMac highlights the demand for Baines Simmons’ expertise beyond the aviation industry, demonstrating the reach of our offering.”

Aviation safety consultancy, Baines Simmons has been awarded a contract by ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) to implement a ‘Just Culture’ programme. This is to ensure open and honest safety reporting and increased staff engagement. The consultancy work is contracted to be delivered over a 12-month period.

Meanwhile at security solutions provider, Redline a new contract with London Gatwick Airport has been agreed. The firm has also signed off on a 12-month contract extension with Manchester Airports Group. Both contracts are for the provision of a quality assurance covert testing programme.

Redline is reporting good demand from airports as they continue to ramp up activity, having already secured business wins with Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Teesside International Airport in the current financial year.

Paul Mason, managing director, Air Partner, Safety & Security division, said: “It is an indication of the quality of our offering and customer service that we have been able to secure a contract with the UK’s largest ferry operator, as well as a significant number of international airports. We are confident this demand will continue to grow, and we look forward to working with our new and existing customers to support their safety and security requirements.”

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