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G4S to provide airport screening services

Aug. 9, 2011, Jupiter, Fla. - CATSA announced today that it has selected G4S as the Security Screening Contractor for the delivery of Airport Screening Services in the Pacific Region. G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) will provide services at 20 airports, including Vancouver International Airport.


August 9, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

G4S is delighted to have been chosen as a partner to help CATSA to achieve its mission to protect the public by securing critical elements of the air transportation system, including passenger, hold baggage and non-passenger screening at Canadian airports. As Canada's gateway to Asia, airports in the Pacific Region play a significant role in commerce and tourism. We look forward to facilitating a successful transition and engaging with current screening personnel to welcome them to the G4S family.

This award builds on our recent successes in Europe and the Middle East, where G4S has been selected to provide aviation security services at a number of key airports. G4S provides services at 61 other airports worldwide, with services including perimeter security, airside security, passenger, baggage and cargo security screening (including behaviour observation) and various related services.

Grahame Gibson, COO G4S plc and CEO of the Americas Region, said, "G4S always aims to be a strategic partner to its customers. The contract with CATSA represents a great opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of partnering over the long term. We look forward to delivering high quality services that promote an efficient screening process and a positive passenger experience, while working with CATSA to continuously improve and innovate."

The 5-year contract (with an option to extend for up to an additional five years) is valued at more than CAD$400M over the initial five-year term. Screening services will commence on 1st November 2011.