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Teesside International Airport launches recruitment drive for "brighter than ever" future

A North East airport has launched a recruitment drive as it commences operation of its new £3.5m airfield radar system.

Teesside International Airport has turned on its new radar system, monitoring the airport’s 215 cubic miles of airspace, and is now launching a recruitment campaign.

This comes as more passengers are expected in the coming months due to new routes being implemented following lockdown.

The airport forms a “key part” of the North East’s plans to create jobs and bolster the region’s economy.

Mayor of Tees Valley, Ben Houchen, said: “It’s great to be able to highlight yet another positive change at the airport with this new radar equipment, especially as it’s a vital piece of kit that keeps us all safe as our airspace gets busier, but it’s one that most people won’t know about.

“A lot has been made of the major changes we’re making to the terminal building and how that will make sure our passengers have a great experience when flying with us, but there’s lots happening behind the scenes too.

“To have an airport fit for the 21st century that local people can be proud of, you need to invest in the best technology and systems possible to keep everything as efficient and safe as possible.

“That’s what we’ve done with our new bag and body scanners and that’s what we’re doing here too. There’s no point giving our airport a new look if we’re still running on outdated, ageing equipment.

“To make sure things run even more smoothly when we can reopen fully for passengers, the airport is also recruiting for more new staff and is working with Securitas as they expand operations here.

“I have always said that our airport is a key part of my plan for jobs and building our economy, these jobs, along with the others that we have created show how supporting our airport is putting more money in the pockets of local people for them and their families.

“These are good-quality jobs that we can create now that the future of the airport is secure and brighter than ever.”

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