MedAire is bolstering its aviation security intelligence-gathering operations for the Middle East region because of growing demand, the International SOS company announced. At its Dubai operations center, it is adding two dedicated aviation security specialists and a security manager. Also, MedAire has enhanced its aviation security content management system and technological capabilities there.
“Global risks are increasing each day,” said MedAire CEO Bill Dolny. “From geopolitical instability to border restrictions due to the impact of Covid-19, the need for a local and regional presence to provide non-biased, timely aviation and maritime-specific advice has never been greater.”
Leading the expansion is Hany Bakr, who has been appointed senior v-p of aviation security and maritime. Bakr also will support MedAire’s product development portfolio with new online tools and capabilities for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.
“Technology alone can't support an operation during a critical event, which is why MedAire continually invests in people like Hany each year in addition to tech investments,” added Dolny. “Hany brings more than 20 years of experience as an aviation and security professional who has held executive leadership positions in airlines' airport operations, safety, quality, and security divisions in the United Kingdom and the Gulf region.”