British Ambassador John Casson and Minister for Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy today witnessed the signing of a contract between British company Restrata and Egyptian National Falcon, confirming Restrata as Falcon Group’s aviation security training of choice.
A six month programme begins
Under the terms of the contract, Restrata will now deliver a six-month programme of training to several thousand National Falcon personnel, who have been tasked by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to provide security at airports across Egypt.
The two companies also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on establishing a Training Academy, which will support long-term sustainability of the partnership.
British Ambassador John Casson said: “The UK and Egypt stand together on the frontline against terrorism and aviation security is a top priority for both our governments.
“We have a strong partnership when it comes to working on aviation security, no more so than in Sharm el-Sheikh where we are working to restart flights as quickly as possible. Today’s contract is another example of that partnership and the way we are working together to keep our people safe.”
Aviation security and resilience
Managing Director of Restrata, Mark Alexander said: “Our mission at Restrata is to support our clients in building resilience and optimising their operations through effective management of safety and security risks. As such, we are proud to be working with National Falcon, as they undertake this prestigious programme that is critical to the future development of the Aviation Sector in Egypt.”
Mark added: “we will work closely with our colleagues at Olive Group, drawing on our combined deep understanding of airport security and operations, new technology, and aviation regulation. We look forward to being able to call on our shared hard won experience gained across a large number of international airports, from operations in London Heathrow to Afghanistan, and Abu Dhabi to Quito in South America.”
Founded in 2001, Restrata is a British-owned company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to their UAE office, Restrata also serves clients across the world from its offices in the UK, Kurdistan,Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Malaysia, Australia. providing a range of safety and security services including consultancy, training and response services in crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue services, safe journey management, HSE management and workforce development.