23 Jan Serco Middle East 1st international provider approved by GACA for fire rescue training in Saudi Arabia
Serco Middle East is now the first international provider approved by the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) and an authorised Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) training authority in Saudi Arabia.
This news is a significant step in aviation safety in the region and strengthens Serco’s emergency services operations, including its International Fire Training Centre (IFTC).
Saudi Arabia currently operates more than 30 airports and is expected to increase to more than 40, which will need high-quality training in line with regulatory requirements.
As Serco is recognised as GACA-compliant, its training programmes will enhance airport firefighting personnel’s skills to ensure safety in airport operations.
Teren Tam, Head of Emergency Services at Serco’s Middle East Division, said, “This approval is a testament to Serco’s dedication to elevating the standards of emergency services training here in the Kingdom. As a leading partner for KSA airports, we need to ensure consistent training programmes in line with GACA’s stringent requirements. In doing this we are not only contributing to the transformation and improvement of airport services across the Kingdom, but also actively supporting the National Vision of the Saudi Government.”