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Redline wins quality assurance contracts with Nice Airport and OCS

Posted 12 May 2020 · Add Comment

Redline, an Air Partner company and a provider of security solutions, has won long-term quality assurance contracts with Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (Nice Airport) and OCS Group UK (OCS), the international facilities management company.

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These contract wins further grow Redline’s sizable contracted customer base, which is comprised of a large number of aviation-related companies, as well as customers in other sectors, including Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), rail and major events.

The new contract with Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur, the third busiest airport in France, marks a further expansion of Redline’s activities in the country, where it provides airports with the highest standard security solutions. Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur will be the sixth airport in France to use Redline’s unique quality assurance testing programme, joining Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Lyon-Saint Exupéry, Bordeaux-Mérignac and Nantes Atlantique.

In addition, Redline has won a five-year contract with OCS to support Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, which is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Redline will be OCS’s internal quality assurance provider and will also hold responsibility for the security training of all OCS security officers deployed at every court and tribunal across the UK to ensure they meet CNI standards for security searching and screening. Additionally, Redline will quality assure all courts and tribunals as part of OCS’s quality assurance programme.

These wins follow on from the announcement earlier this year that Redline worked alongside Air Partner’s Group Charter and Freight teams on behalf of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to evacuate UK and Irish nationals onboard a cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Yokohama in Japan.

Commenting on the contract wins, Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: “We are extremely pleased that Redline has been awarded these prestigious quality assurance contacts after we acquired the business in December 2019. This has already been a very successful acquisition for Air Partner, increasing our forward long-term contract portfolio significantly, and we continue to see considerable interest in Redline’s services from both new and existing customers.”

Paul Mason, Managing Director of Air Partner’s Safety & Security division, added: “We are very much looking forward to using our experience and expertise to deliver quality assurance services to both Nice Airport and OCS. These contract wins are a testament to the hard work and focus of the Redline team, who are committed to providing world-class security solutions and training to our extensive and diverse customer base. As the pandemic continues to affect countries around the world, we remain focused on building and enhancing our suite of COVID-19 screening techniques and procedures, as these will play a key role in helping our customers to get moving again as restrictions start to lift.”

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