G4S wins contract to secure Baghdad International Airport

G4S Secure Solutions (Iraq), a leading provider of risk mitigation and secure support services, has been awarded the contract to provide aviation security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) by the Iraq Ministry of Transport (MoI).  The contract, which is initially for two years, mobilised successfully on 2 January 2010.

G4S, which is the world’s leading provider of aviation security, will have a team of over 600 employees, including 500 Iraqis, working on the contract.  The G4S team will provide all aspects of the airport’s security including: project management; operational, logistical and administrative support; physical security for Checkpoint 1, the terminal and airside; as well as a Quick Reaction Force (QRF).  G4S will provide 24 hour security services to the existing Nineveh terminal as well as the re-opened Babylon terminal.

G4S is committed to supporting the Iraqi Government in developing an internationally credible Iraqi Civil Aviation capability. G4S has worked closely with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority and the Government of Iraq, as well as the previous incumbent, Sabre, to ensure a seamless handover of responsibility.

Ian Anderson, Managing Director, G4S Secure Solutions (Iraq), commented: “We are very pleased to have been awarded our first contract directly with the Government of Iraq and look forward to working with the ICAA and Iraqi authorities to develop BIAP as Iraq’s premier international aviation hub.  We are most grateful for the assistance and support from the Al-Burhan Group.”

For further media information please contact:

Patrick Toyne Sewell
Corporate Affairs Director
G4S Secure Solutions (UK & Ireland)
Tel: 0208 722 2110
Mob: 07767 498 195
Email: [email protected]

Notes to editors

The physical security of the airport will include

  • Administering of the Biometric Identification System for Access
  • Vehicle and personal search for all entering the site
  • Physical protection of the two terminals
  • Passenger and luggage screening services for outgoing passengers
  • Access control screening for all passengers and staff in both terminals and the ramp area
  • Terminal passenger tarmac access control
  • Baggage supervision
  • Access control to the departures, arrivals and car park area
    • Management/audit of airport badges
    • Protection of the cargo warehouse and the fuel farm
    • Operation and maintenance of CCTV and lighting
    • 24/7 command and control centre

G4S Secure Solutions (Iraq)

G4S Secure Solutions (Iraq), currently trading as ArmorGroup Iraq (AGI), has provided protective security, stabilisation and post-conflict reconstruction services to government and commercial organisations in Iraq since 2003.  AGI is legally registered and licensed to operate by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Ministry of Trade (MoT).  G4S/ArmorGroup is one of the largest protective security companies in Iraq with over 1,800 fully vetted and licensed employees, including approximately 1500 Iraqi citizens.

Al-Burhan Group

The Al-Burhan Group is one of the largest and most advanced companies in Iraq. It supplies machinery and equipment to many sectors of the Iraqi economy and is involved in many of the key construction projects within Iraq.  Al-Burhan Group is considered as a grade “A” company making it one of the few companies in Iraq that is licensed and has the ability to conduct large projects.  The Group has received many awards from Iraqi ministries for reliability and quality of service.

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