Serco, Al Burhan to Train Iraqi Air Traffic Controllers; Zafar Raja Comments

SercoSerco Group Plc has signed an 18-month contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority to continue the company’s training services for new air traffic controllers at Baghdad International Airport.

Al Burhan Group will work with Serco to train air traffic controllers in the area control center and the control tower at Baghdad International Airport through January 2015, Serco said Monday.

The ICAA started its partnership with Serco in 2011 and the company has worked with the airline customer to expand its airspace capacity and train more than 40 Iraqi controllers.

“The Iraq airspace is a critical corridor to and from Europe for the region’s airlines and it requires safe, competent and efficient air traffic services delivery, ” said Zafar Raja, Serco Middle East CEO.

Serco will deploy additional instructors to the Aviation Academy to start training 100 new air controllers.

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