Zurich, Aug. 6, 2009 – Swissport International has appointed Stefan Roschi as the new head of its aviation security business. He will assume his duties on 1 September. Roschi succeeds Louis Seliner, who will be taking on a new professional challenge.
Stefan Roschi has been actively involved in Swissport’s aviation security business for a number of years now, and has made a major contribution to the establishment and development of this arm of the company’s ground services. He can also draw on extensive experience in both the airline and the ground handling sectors, including service as COO of Customer Ground Service AG and as general manager of Checkport Schweiz AG. In his new capacity, he will assume responsibility for a successful Swissport business line that already offers airport and airline security services at 30 stations in 12 countries and has further expansions planned.
Swissport takes this opportunity to thank Louis Seliner for all his work and service over the past years, in which he has successfully established Swissport Aviation Security within its specialist sector. Swissport also wishes him every further success and satisfaction in his next professional challenge.
Aviation security: a business with further potential Swissport’s aviation security business provides a range of services for which demand looks all set to increase. These include checking travel documents, X-raying baggage and cargo, airport guard duties and (not least) various innovative new processes supported by state-of-the-art technological applications. Swissport has already earned an excellent reputation for these activities with numerous airlines and other business partners, including several U.S. carriers that have turned to the company to fulfill their rigorous security requirements. In addition to its excellent quality and reliability, Swissport can also offer its specialty “integrated ground handling and security processes” concept to meet its customers’ needs.
“I am convinced we will see many more attractive growth opportunities in this field in the not-too-distant future,” says Erich Bodenmann, Swissport’s executive vice president aviation specialty services, which includes aviation security. “We have already identified various possibilities for further simplifying and enhancing airport security processes while simultaneously guaranteeing that ever-rising security requirements continue to be fulfilled. We are also working with a number of reputed technology firms to develop new concepts and thus ensure that we remain excellently equipped to meet any future aviation security needs.”
Andreas Keller will be responsible for all product and business development activities in the aviation security field throughout Swissport’s global operating network.
The company has concluded key new agreements at all three of its Swiss operations in Zurich, Geneva and Basel.
Checkport has been entrusted with passenger screening services at Johannesburg Airport, while Swissport will also soon be responsible for all security matters for Delta Air Lines at Kiev Airport.