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Air Partner PLC
23 September 2021


23 September 2021

Air Partner plc

("Air Partner", "Group" or "Company")

Baines Simmons and Redline secure new contracts as recovery continues in Safety & Security division

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is seeing momentum build in its Safety & Security division, with both Baines Simmons and Redline continuing to secure new business wins.

Aviation safety and fatigue risk management consultancy Baines Simmons has been awarded a contract by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), the UK's largest ferry operator in terms of ships and destinations served, to implement a "Just Culture" programme to build on its excellent safety record, ensuring open and honest safety reporting and increased staff engagement. The consultancy work is contracted to be delivered over a 12-month period and follows on from Baines Simmons' previous appointment by CalMac in 2019 to deliver a "Just Culture" diagnostic, workshop and bespoke training.  

Meanwhile, Redline, a leading provider of global security solutions, has won a new contract with London Gatwick Airport and agreed a 12-month contract extension with Manchester Airports Group, both for the provision of a quality assurance covert testing programme. Redline is seeing good demand from airports as they continue to ramp up activity, having already secured business wins with Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Teesside International Airport in the current financial year.

Mark Briffa, Group CEO of Air Partner plc, commented: "The pandemic significantly impacted our Safety & Security activities and we are delighted that the division is now experiencing continued recovery and growing momentum, as evidenced by these new business wins for both Baines Simmons and Redline. The work with CalMac highlights the demand for Baines Simmons' expertise beyond the aviation industry, demonstrating the reach of our offering."

Paul Mason, Managing Director of Air Partner's Safety & Security division, added: "We are very pleased to see that Baines Simmons and Redline's services are increasingly in demand. It is an indication of the quality of our offering and customer service that we have been able to secure a contract with the UK's largest ferry operator, as well as a significant number of international airports. We are confident this demand will continue to grow, and we look forward to working with our new and existing customers to support their safety and security requirements."




TB Cardew (PR Advisor to Air Partner)

020 7002 1080

Tom Allison

07789 998 020

Alycia MacAskill           

07876 222 703

About Air Partner:

Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group providing aircraft charter and aviation safety & security solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals, across civil and military organisations. The Group has two divisions: Air Partner Charter, comprising Group Charter, Private Jets, Freight and Specialist Services; and Air Partner Safety & Security, which comprises Baines Simmons, an aviation safety management and fatigue risk management consultancy, Redline Assured Security, a leading provider of global security solutions, and Managed Services, which includes Kenyon International Emergency Services, a world leader in emergency planning and incident response. 

Air Partner has 18 locations across four continents, with its headquarters located alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. The group employs around 450 professionals globally and operates 24/7. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is the only publicly listed air charter broker and aviation safety & security consultancy. It is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. More information is available on the Company's website



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