Beginning today, Etihad Airways the national airline of the United Arab Emirates will open for business at New York's JFK International Airport. The only other location the airline currently flies into in North America is Canada. Ensuring its success at JFK through the handling of its security ground operations will be Global Security Associates, LLC, the New York-based full-service security company. Global Security Associates is one of the worlds leading providers of aviation security services and has won the contract to provide security for Etihad Airways at JFK International Airport.
Global Security Associates will work closely with Etihad Airways' aviation security department and their JFK management team to provide a number of specialist functions including:
- Passenger Verification
- Aircraft and Ramp Guarding
- Catering Search and Security
- Baggage Security
- Premier Customer Assistance
Working with its aviation clients, the company has been recognized for its unique approach to providing custom security solutions as each airline’s security protocol is specifically created to meet the highest security requirements. GSA provides customer oriented professional services and ensures that effective security and regulatory compliance is delivered.
William McGuire, president and CEO of GSA said, "Security is now at the forefront of aviation worldwide and we are very pleased to be working with one of the world's leading airlines. We are extremely excited to have been appointed as the security vendor for Etihad Airways as services to New York are inaugurated today. Etihad Airways has achieved unprecedented success as a result of its exceptional product and outstanding service values and we feel honored to be a business partner of a company that shares a similar vision as we do."
GSA's unique approach to meeting the airline industry's security needs is something they modify and focus on, everyday. GSA clients have recognized their security programs as ones that go beyond what industry standards suggest for improving safety. Global currently oversees the ground security for Singapore Airlines, Jet Blue, Max Jet, Air Tahiti Nui, Czech Airlines, Lan, Tam Brazilian Airlines and many other airlines at New York’s JFK Airport using proprietary technology for access control to airplanes for all ground services and personnel.