By John Lee.
Serco, the UK-based international service company, has announced a 1 year contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA).
The contract covers a full range of services including the continued development of Air Traffic Services and Academy Training at Baghdad International Airport.
According to a statement from Serco, the partnership between Serco and the ICAA has achieved a number of successes, including increasing airspace capacity, successful training and validation of nationals to become air traffic controllers, while continuously developing a solid foundation for advancing Air Traffic Services capabilities in Iraq.
David J Greer, CEO Serco Middle East said:
"The success and continued faith of the ICAA in Serco is testament to the professional nature of our aviation business and our wider group focus on providing excellent service and value to government agencies.
"This latest contract extension reaffirms our position as the leading provider of outsourced air navigation services in the region."
The initial contract was awarded to Serco in 2011 and has now been extended until 2016.
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