Serco Middle East has received a five-year contract from the Department of Civil Aviation of Sharjah, UAE, for the delivery of air navigation services at Sharjah Airport.

This contract will be effective until 28 February 2025.

The department launched the tender early this year.

The contract will increase the percentage of Emiratisation at Sharjah Airport, with targets of having a 47% Emirati workforce by the next five years.

Furthermore, it is also expected to upgrade and support the service level at Sharjah Airport while ensuring operational efficiency and the continuity of the service in line with the latest technologies and international standards.

Department of Civil Aviation, Sharjah chairman Sheikh Khalid Isam Al Qassimi said: “First of all, we congratulate Serco Middle East for winning the tender. Our long business relationship with Serco stems from the confidence the company enjoys in the field of air navigation services and the achievements we have made together in the past years.

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“Our collaboration with Serco will ensure smooth aircraft movements, as well as full compliance to matters of safety at the airport, especially during aircraft landing and takeoff. We are continuing our efforts to offer world-class services to our customers and stakeholders, in addition to enhancing our human resources and technical capacities”.

Serco Middle East CEO Phil Malem said: “We are very proud to contribute to the growth of the aviation business in Sharjah. The Sharjah DCA and Serco have worked collaboratively for over 70 years to deliver best in-class air navigation services (ANS) to Sharjah International Airport, and it’s been a privilege to support the airport as it grows. The signing of this agreement with The Department of Civil Aviation, Sharjah is testament to the longstanding trust we share with our partner and also showcases our commitment to develop the aviation sector in line with international standards.”

Serco Middle East offers management and operational services for airports and air traffic control across the world.