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Air cargo security provider moves into Sea-Tac

Global will continue to expand operations in the U.S. as Emirates continues to open new gateways
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
February 29, 2012

As an exclusive provider of aviation security management services to Emirates Airlines, Global Elite Group Inc., will open an office at the Seattle-Tacoma International airport.

Global will continue to expand operations in the U.S. as Emirates continues to open new gateways.

The Pacific Northwest is poised to take advantage of the growing demand for air cargo service to and from Asia, said analysts.

The office at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport follows Global’s expansion last month at DFW Airport. Operations begin on March 1, 2012.

The moves come after Emirates Airline & Group announced its expansion with six new gateways in the U.S. in order to deliver greater access to the airline’s vast global network. 

“As a company specializing in security services and management programs to airlines, we are thrilled to bring our customized approach to security to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. We have valued our long relationship with Emirates and their reliance on us, to maintain safety protocols, we don’t take this lightly,” explained


Global Elite will have an office on-site at the airport which will be open 24-hours a day to service the entire security needs of Emirates Airlines. Global has appointed, Kim Witter, as the operations manager at the facility which will have over 15 trained security professionals managing every aspect of security and working alongside the Emirates and TSA agents.

“We are an extra layer of protection to in-house personnel and government security workers. All our agents are TSA trained and certified to maintain seamless operations. We also deploy access control and surveillance security with built-in analytics to assist in the overall security process,” said Will McGuire, President and CEO for Global Elite Group Inc., based in Garden City, New York.


Global will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day security operations, working and meeting with the airport authority and other government and regulatory officials. “When one of our airways clients moves into a new region and launch flight services, we perform all the regulatory security functions for the carrier,” explains Lucia Oswald, Vice President of Operations for Global Elite.

Global Elite Group Inc. is an international aviation, personal protection and asset security company with 15 offices in the U.S. and 6 international locations.

 

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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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