FBO Riga improves security control


FBO Riga business aviation center at Riga International Airport, Latvia, has installed liquid explosive detection and explosive trace detection security equipment.

FBO Riga is the first and the only FBO in Latvia equipped with these detectors.

The equipment enables the preflight screening of baggage, hold luggage and personal belongings of passengers in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2015/1998, which lays down the detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security.

The installation of the security equipment will release the company from previously obligatory alternative security measures for baggage screening which required passengers’ personal attendance.

“The quality of services and the ability to find a fast track to getting any customer’s issue resolved are the signature features of FBO Riga. We are investing a lot in our infrastructure in order to provide customers with the best ground handling services. The installation of this modern security equipment will make the preflight inspection procedures faster and more comfortable for passengers”, said Roman Starkov, co-owner of FBO Riga.

“Before we had to request a special permit for alternative security measures for preflight screening of passengers and baggage. Now we are able to provide the security screening at FBO Riga, and what is most important, passengers are no longer required to be in person when inspecting their baggage. I am sure that our customers and partners will appreciate this advantage”, said Leonid Gorodnitski, co-owner of FBO Riga.

Earlier in 2019, FBO RIGA earned IS-BAH Stage II accreditation which confirmed that the business aviation center fulfills all the requirements for business aviation safety and in many respects exceeds what is required by mandatory documents. FBO RIGA is the only holder of this certificate in the Baltic States.

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