WFS invests in new Security Operations Centre

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has invested in a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) for the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region, providing centralised 24/7 monitoring of its cargo handling operations.

Located in Paris CDG, the Centre starts operation this month to further enhance WFS’ focus on delivering the highest standards of aviation security and safety across its growing network.

The SOC will be the security focal point for over 40 of WFS’ cargo handling sites in 12 countries in the EMEAA region, with a dedicated team of security personnel monitoring over 1,900 CCTV cameras and 60 digital video recorders. The establishment of this new SOC coincided with the latest upgrade of CCTV equipment across its cargo network.

Access to the SOC is strictly controlled and regular audits are conducted to ensure compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable privacy laws and regulations.

This security model has already been implemented successfully in North America. WFS opened its first Security Operations Centre in New York JFK in 2017 to ensure compliance with aviation security protocols at all its stations in the U.S. and Canada.