By John Lee.
UK-based Serco has agreed a contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) to deliver air traffic services and academy training.
David J. Greer OBE, CEO, Serco Middle East commented:
"The contract extension issued to Serco is a true testament of our work and approach to air traffic safety and training of Iraqi nationals. We are proud that it reaffirms our position as the leading provider of outsourced air navigation services in the region and we aspire to look at longer term partnership models across the region in the future."
The contract covers a full range of services including the continued development of Air Traffic Services and Academy Training at Baghdad International Airport.
The partnership between Serco and the ICAA has achieved a number of successes that include increasing airspace capacity, successful training and validation of national staff to become air traffic controllers, while continuously developing a solid foundation for advancing Air Traffic Services capabilities in Iraq in line with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices.