VINCI Airports 08.07.2019

VINCI Airports: partner of the European Centre of Excellence for Global Safety launched on Thursday 4 July in Lyon

VINCI Airports is a partner of a centre of excellence to promote cooperation between players in the fields of safety, training and the development of innovative solutions. This partnership enables VINCI Airports to co-construct and develop innovative airport security solutions.

Initiated by the Lyon Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the International Forum on Security Technologies (FITS), the European Pole of Excellence for Global Security was officially launched on Thursday 4 July in Lyon, in collaboration with the Prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Rhône regions, the Lyon Metropolitan Area, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the Safe cluster.

VINCI Airports is pleased to announce its partnership, through the involvement of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, with this cluster, which aims to bring together public and private security players and promote synergies to develop innovation and training projects on security issues.
 
The cluster will consist of a centre of excellence in the Lyon Metropolitan area and the Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Region and a network of infrastructures, skills and services dedicated to global security. The purpose of this cluster is to promote cooperation between the various security players in France and Europe: private security services, public security services, academic research and training organisations, technology providers and consumers of security solutions.
 
By participating in the construction and management of this European network of global security players, VINCI Airports is demonstrating its interest in this subject, including the concepts of internal security, environmental security and cyber security, which are major issues at airports. The prevention and protection of people, property and the environment from all the risks and threats surrounding them are indeed missions inherent to the activity of airport manager.
 
Nicolas Notebaert, Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions and Chairman of VINCI Airports: "Our involvement in this project of a European network of global security players, initiated in Lyon, is a further demonstration of our desire to work alongside the territories where we operate, to develop innovative solutions that benefit passengers at our 46 airports around the world".