Subscribe Free
in Flight Services & Support / Training / Airports

Serco and Al Burhan win Iraqi ATM contract extension for Baghdad

Posted 23 September 2013 · Add Comment

International service company Serco and Iraq's Al Burhan Group, have signed a new agreement with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to continue providing Air Traffic Control (ATC) services, training and support at Baghdad International Airport and extending the partnership's presence in Iraq.

Serco has been providing services in Baghdad since January 2011. The partnership between Serco and the ICAA has achieved a number of successes, including the achievement of the Vertical Separation Minimum, to increase airspace capacity, and the successful training and validation of over 40 new Iraqi controllers, while continuously developing a solid foundation for re-building ATC capabilities in Iraq.
Serco provides ATC services across 82 sites on three different continents and handles more than six million aircraft movements annually, making it one of the largest air navigation service providers in the world.
In the Middle East, Serco manages 192,000 square miles of airspace over five countries and has been providing air traffic services, training, consultancy and support to clients in the region since 1947. The airports where Serco currently provides services include Bahrain, Dubai Sharjah and Baghdad.
The new 18 month contract in Iraq, extends the agreement until January 2015, and enables Serco to provide the ICAA with continued “On the Job Training” for new Iraqi air traffic controllers in the Area Control Centre as well as ATC training in the Control Tower at Baghdad International Airport.
Under the new contract, Serco will also provide the Aviation Academy with additional Air Traffic Services Instructors to commence the training of up to 100 new Iraqi controllers which will help the ICAA build a sustainable ATC system in support of the country’s redevelopment.
Zafar Raja, Serco’s Middle East chief executive said: “The Iraq airspace is a critical corridor to and from Europe for the region’s airlines and it requires safe, competent and efficient air traffic services delivery. We are thrilled that the ICAA continues to have confidence in Serco’s ability to deliver on its promises and support in the commitment to train Iraqi nationals”.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

DAE signs a new US$720 million revolving credit facility

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed a new unsecured US$720 million revolving credit facility with a group of nine international banks based in US, Europe and Asia. The credit facility has a maturity of five years.

BIAS sees deals and partnerships signed on first two days

The first day of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), opened on Tuesday with the senior figures from the commercial and military aerospace industry in attendance.

SaudiGulf Airlines to add ten A320neo family aircraft

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft. The commitment was announced today at the Bahrain International Airshow.

Gulf Air completes sale and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Gulf Air and SMBC Aviation Capital have today announced a six-aircraft agreement for the purchase and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo aircraft. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s first deal with Gulf Air and follows a competitive tender

Leonardo’s air traffic control systems ready to support Bahrain Defence Force

Leonardo, in the presence of Royal Bahrain Air Force Commander Major General Shaikh Hamad Al Khalifa, officially delivered air traffic control systems to the Bahrain Defence Force at the Bahrain Airshow today.

Emirates Group announces half-year results for 2018-19

The Emirates Group has announced its half-year results for 2018-19. The Group saw steady revenue growth compared to the same period last year, however profits were impacted by the significant rise in oil prices, and unfavourable

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Aviation Africa BT0607280219MEBAA BT1004121218SaudiAirshowBT0711140319AIME19BTA3005120219