Serco, the international provider of services to Governments, has been awarded a contract extension to continue to provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at Hawarden Airport in North Wales for up to another five years.
Serco has been supporting Airbus’s operations at Hawarden for 25 years, providing the ATC service, the installation and maintenance of the essential equipment required to operate the airport and ensuring all airport operations are conducted safely. Additionally, Serco oversees routine and unplanned maintenance and ensures the airport remains regulatory compliant.
Doug Umbers, Managing Director of Serco’s Defence business, said: “We are proud that Serco has helped keep Hawarden Airport operating for the past 25 years. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic our Serco team at Hawarden Airport worked under personal pressure and professional challenges to deliver the output needed by our customer. Our ultimate aim was to ensure that Airbus were able to meet their global supply chain commitments. As a result of the Serco team’s work at Hawarden Airport, Airbus has been able to continue producing aircraft on-time during the pandemic and increase production post pandemic to help meet the world’s requirements for new Airbus aircraft.”
Unique to Hawarden Airport is Airbus’ production of aircraft wings for their A320, A321, A350 and A330 aircraft which are all delivered to their Final Assembly Line Toulouse on the Beluga transport fleet. Serco’s operation of the Hawarden Airport site is fundamental in enabling Airbus to meet their targets.