The aviation security business of Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has been awarded a two-year contract to provide security at Birmingham Airport.
The aviation security team was chosen following a competitive tender process. The award was based on Mitie’s detailed understanding of key security risks associated with the aviation industry.
Birmingham Airport is one of the UK’s foremost international airports and is home to 50 airlines flying to over 140 direct global destinations.
It requires a security operation to safeguard the security and integrity of the facility. This will help support the Airport Company, airlines, tour operators, tenants, handling agencies, passengers and other customers.
The contract will see Mitie controlling airside access at the staff gates, immigration gates at the UK Border, airside vehicular access control and airside patrols.
Additional duties will also be covered when needed, such as resource for passenger search, aircraft and building search, airside escort duties for VIPs and emergency vehicles, and managing building evacuations, bomb threats and other emergency procedures.
Commenting on the contract award, Tony Medhurst, managing director of Mitie’s aviation and transport security business, said: “We are delighted to be providing security services to Birmingham Airport. Our experience in the aviation and transport industry makes us the perfect partner for the airport.”
David Winstanley, operations director at Birmingham Airport, said: “Mitie has great experience with airports around the country, and we look forward to working with the team to provide security services for Birmingham.”