Bangladesh Government heightens aviation security
The Bangladesh Government has heightened aviation security with the UK based Redline Assured Security. This will deliver aviation security services, including training, to security officials and screeners appointed by the Civil Aviation ministry at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. A high-profile steering committee was formed to oversee the Bangladesh government’s measures and ensure robust security at the airport.
Redline was carefully selected from four overseas security companies recommended by British High Commissioner Alison Blake during a meeting with Bangladesh government officials at the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s office on the 13th March. Headed by Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon, the seven-member committee includes the Prime Minister’s security adviser, senior home secretary, PMO secretary, secretaries of the civil aviation and foreign ministries and the CAAB chairman.
The aviation security services contract will provide the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh with high-level support to optimise its international obligations under Annex 17 of the Chicago convention. It will also provide a wide range of direct support to the security services based in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Redline Chief Executive, Paul Mason, explained that:
“Redline will deploy nearly 40 of its team across a variety of aviation security functions, including manning screening points at passenger terminals and the cargo complex. Redline will also put in place training for carefully selected airport screeners who will eventually take full control. The selection process for this critical contract has been rigorous and we are very pleased to have been the successful bidder.”
Redline Commercial Director, Jim Termini has said:
“It is an honour to have been selected by the authorities in Bangladesh to provide support in this critical area of significant national importance. Our team sees this role as supporting our colleagues in the Authority and in the airport as partners.”