Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport, has signed an agreement with Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) to provide civil aviation security training to hundreds of airport-stationed Ministry of Interior (MOI) personnel each year. The officials, who will serve in airport police and customs roles, will be needed to accommodate the expanded security requirements the airport’s new passenger terminal, which is expected to open this year.
The agreement was signed by Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO, Mohamed Yousif Albinfalah; Ministry of Interior director of airport customs, Lt Colonel Rashid Yahya Al Baker; acting head of operations division, Captain Khalifa Abdulaziz Zaman; and Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) CEO, Capt Dhaffer Al Abbasi. The signing took place in the presence of His Excellency the minister of transportation & telecommunications and BAC Chairman Eng Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed at BIA’s premises in Muharraq.
BAC said that the courses supplement MOI’s comprehensive training programmes by covering international-level BIA-specific Aviation Security requirements so that personnel deployed at the airport have the necessary training and skills to identify and respond to threats and risks aimed at civil aviation.
BAC CEO, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah said: “In the spirit of partnership and teamwork, BAC is pleased to enter into this tripartite arrangement with MOI Airport Police, Customs Affairs and Gulf Aviation Academy to support aviation security training at Bahrain International Airport. We believe it will achieve the shared objectives of all the parties concerned in elevating the airport’s response to a never-ending risk environment and are proud of this partnership as a model example of Team Bahrain working towards achieving a single vision for Bahrain’s new gateway to the world.”