At the end of April, Marshall Airport Cambridge (MAC) officially took over responsibility for the provision of Air Traffic Services at Coventry Airport in a contract which enables MAC to manage all air traffic control, air traffic engineering and aeronautical ground lighting at the UK Midlands airport.
Previously Coventry’s air traffic control was provided in-house and this move to outsource the service is an integral part of the airport’s long-term strategic development plan to upgrade and improve facilities on site.
A MAC press release stated: “Coventry will benefit from Marshall’s broad airport management expertise – this year will see Marshall celebrate the 80th anniversary of the opening of its very own airport in Cambridge – and in recent years the company has also worked with many other UK airports including Blackpool, Inverness and Norwich.
The contract will cover the provision of air traffic management at Coventry for five years; this will secure many jobs at the airport, whilst creating 34 new positions under Marshall.”
Airport Director Brian Cox said: “Marshall Aerospace is a well-respected company with a proven track record in the air traffic services field. I look forward to working closely with them and developing a long-term relationship that will benefit both parties in the years ahead.”
Alan Siddoway, Contract Manager of Marshall’s Aviation Services business added:
“We are dedicated to providing the highest quality management, technical and support services to the aviation industry and see winning this contract as testament to our innovation in this field.”