G4S is a leading aviation and airport security solutions provider offering safe, efficient and quality services that meet the operational requirements of airlines and airport operators
With an expertise that stretches back over 10 years, we provide security solutions throughout the UK for some of the world's leading airlines and airports.
A new era for aviation security
G4S says that the most effective safeguard against potential security threats is striking the perfect balance between people and technology. Our reputation has been built upon the variety and quality of our aviation services, which we provide across the UK, and which the wider business provides in over 40 airports in 10 countries throughout Europe including the Netherlands, Greece and Sweden.
The world of aviation security has changed beyond recognition. Recent international events have thrust security onto centre stage and what was already a complex problem involving terrorist threats, illegal immigration, awareness around restricted items and forged documents now has even more gravity.
Constant, vigilant and effective security solutions have never been so important and finding new ways of countering threats to aviation is even more of a priority. G4S is part of that solution. Through a full range of aviation services we have the people and technology to help you to provide a safe and secure environment for your customers.
We keep up to date with the latest developments in all areas of aviation security, monitoring development in new fields such as biometrics and explosive detection systems, as well as keeping track of advancements in x-ray and baggage screening technology.
By raising standards across the industry and combining technological solutions with some of the world’s finest
professionals we can deliver services that meet today’s stringent security requirements reliably, cost effectively and in harmony with your operation.
We recognise that no one knows your operation better than you. This is why our approach is to work in partnership as an airport and airline stakeholder: we listen, we understand, and we use our expertise to provide you with world-class security solutions.
Protecting passengers and your business
We embrace the challenges within our industry and ensure we continue to improve our service through bespoke solutions for our customers.
We provide the following services to the aviation community:
- Passenger screening and passenger assessment
- Airport security
- Aircraft guarding and patrolling
- Visa and documentation verification
- Hold baggage screening
- Cargo screening and security
- Aircraft clean and search
- Risk evaluation and development of security programmes
- Internal and external training and audit
- Passenger services such as assisting passengers with reduced mobility (PRM service)
- Weapons handling.
Evaluating risk and developing solutions
Our highly experienced aviation security consultants provide expert advice to government agencies and the international aviation industry worldwide, including advising on security-in-design to architects and airport planners.
Consultancy projects we have undertaken to date include:
- Threat assessments
- Airport security surveys
- Airline security surveys
- Security-in-design of airports and facilities
- Disaster recovery plans
We’ve earned our wings
G4S Aviation has a dedicated training department that has been in operation for a number of years, and is located in a purpose-built training suite comprising classrooms and interview rooms.
All of our trainers are fully certified to European standards and can provide a comprehensive portfolio of training in all aspects of aviation security. Trainers are from all backgrounds including military police and have operational airport security experience.
Principally trainers are based at Heathrow, but we operate a network of regional trainers covering the whole of the UK. We can also provide training services at your own premises in the UK or internationally.
Courses run by G4S can be tailored to meet your specific needs and include:
- Aviation Ground Security Operatives Training (Level 1 Basic Security)
- Aviation Ground Security Supervisors Training (Level 2 Supervisors)
- Aviation Security Managers Training (Level 3 Managers)
- Cargo Level 1- 4 (Awaiting accreditation)
- General Security Awareness Training (GSAT)
- Passenger Assessment Training
- Safety Emergency Procedure, SEP (Flight and cabin crew security training)
We are one of a limited number of companies accredited by the DfT to carry out Level 3 Management Training.
Shaping the future of the skies
We aim to be industry leaders and first class aviation stakeholders working in partnership with our customers, shaping the future of aviation security by being first with new developments that bring ever-enhanced safeguards and quality of service. It is this investment and commitment to the aviation industry that has placed G4S at the forefront of aviation security services today.