Teesside International has revealed it has signed a deal with one of the UK’s leading aviation support businesses to bring their expertise to the airport and establish a new office on the site.
Cyrrus is expanding its operations to the airport, with its office focused on services designing airspace take-off and landing route plans, as well as its airport safeguarding.
As part of the partnership, Cyrrus will create three new highly skilled roles in its business and lend its expertise to the airport by providing support managing the 215 cubic miles of airspace that the airport’s air traffic control team are responsible for.
With significant experience in airport development, the firm will also help ensure that all of the extra flight activity associated with the airport’s ambitious ten-year turnaround plan is smoothly and seamlessly integrated with the current systems.
Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: “This is yet another vote of confidence in our airport.
“I’ve always said for our airport to be the success we all want it to be, it has to be about more than summer holiday flights and business connections, as important as these are. This announcement once again shows the huge potential our airport has.
“Not only is Cyrrus expanding and opening a new office, it will also work with our amazing and hugely talented air traffic control team to help them manage Teesside International’s airspace.
“It will also provide another string to our bow for other aviation businesses looking to base themselves at our airport.”
Cyrus managing director Rob Cooke said: “We are delighted to be opening a new office at Teesside Airport and look forward to working alongside the Airport team on some really exciting projects as the airport goes from strength to strength in this new chapter in its long history.
“Teesside is the perfect location for us to expand, with bold steps being taken to restore and expand the airport and drive economic activity in the region.
“It’s also ideally positioned to help us to develop our services in the wind energy and renewables sector as we work to solve problems for radar interference and aviation lighting.”