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08. August 2018

News release

Passenger screening at Düsseldorf Airport: KÖTTER Aviation Security welcomes 1,000th employee

Managing Director Peter R. Lange emphasises the team spirit and excellent motivation levels of aviation security screeners at the largest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia / Extra staff will help to relieve the pressure on employees: “Positive atmosphere within our team is proof of this” / Working on behalf of the federal police force (Bundespolizei) for over 14 years: workforce more than tripled since contract start date / Increase of 20 % compared to the previous year

Düsseldorf/Essen (8 August 2018). KÖTTER Aviation Security SE & Co. KG, the company commissioned by the federal police force (Bundespolizei, BPOL) to conduct passenger screening duties at Düsseldorf Airport, is continuing its systematic staff recruitment campaign. As part of the training and recruitment measures undertaken, the company has since managed to recruit 185 new aviation security screeners compared to the previous year. In doing so, the size of the workforce has now reached the threshold of 1,000 aviation security screeners. The workforce has more than tripled since the contract start date back in 2004, when there were approximately 300 employees. There has been an increase of 20 % compared to the previous year, the company announced in Düsseldorf today.  

“These events are some of the most enjoyable activities undertaken by management”, explained Managing Director Peter R. Lange, making the most of the opportunity to personally welcome Konstantinos Goulas on board the family-run business. The 23-year-old successfully completed training as an aviation security screener as part of the company’s own internal Aviation training programme, subsequently earning himself an employment contract as the 1,000th member of staff. “I wish him a great deal of success in his future tasks and am convinced that he will fit in perfectly here. Our team has an amazing team spirit with excellent camaraderie and high levels of motivation; without this, we would not have any chance of dealing with the challenges we currently face during the holiday season and the associated large volume of passengers”, explained Lange, who also presented Konstantinos Goulas with a bouquet of flowers and gift voucher to mark this special occasion. 

Peter R. Lange: “I’m proud of our Training Centre’s performance”
The recruitment and training measures are increasingly important given the demands as described above. “These measures don't just pay off for passengers who enjoy secure and prompt screening”, said Lange. “They also pay off for our own employees as they help to relieve the burden on each and every one of them. The atmosphere within our team is proof of this, it has never been better.”

The work carried out by the Aviation Training Centre is also rated even more highly. “During the course of this year alone, more than 160 students have successfully passed their examinations for Düsseldorf Airport there”, explained Lange. These figures are fantastic given the particularly stringent training requirements stipulated by the Aviation Security Act (Luftsicherheitsgesetz). As you can imagine, I'm proud of the team led by Matthias Mlottek.”

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