ABM signs contract with Qatar Airways

The aviation services company will provide the airline with cleaning services at Heathrow

Leading facility solutions provider ABM has been awarded a contract to provide cabin secure cleaning services to Qatar Airways at Heathrow Airport.

The agreement comes as the flag carrier grows its Airbus A350-1000 fleet by three.

Qatar Airways
Photo Qatar Airways 

The California-based company says that now more than ever, “airports need to partner with strong facilities services providers that have the resources and expertise to vet products and procedures, examine the science and results, and invest in the development and delivery of meaningful solutions.”

An Expert Advisory Council was established by ABM last year, where external leading experts in infectious disease and industrial hygiene advise the firm. This led to the creation of its Enhanced Clean programme.

“Qatar Airways is one of the few global airlines to have continued flying throughout the pandemic and we are focussed on helping them build on this success,” said Antony Marke, group managing director of ABM’s UK aviation business. “Ensuring passengers feel safe enough to fly again plays a major role in this and delivering clean airports and aircrafts is therefore essential.”  

The programme – which is divided into three steps – helps to deliver health spaces with a meticulous disinfection process. It is designed to aid clients with the transition back to their facilities in a safe way as well as identifying changes for a post-COVID-19 world.

By demonstrating a stringent cleaning and disinfection routine, employees and customers are given extra assurance. Furthermore, certified team members continuously deliver intervals of frequent high touch points and broad disinfection.