Aena, the management company of Corvera airport, recently announced that more service contracts have been awarded. This includes further developments on the contract previously awarded for wildlife control services. The other latest service contracts include the supply of fuel to third parties, as well as carrying out modifications to car parking infrastructure.
Earlier this year, it was reported that a contract for wildlife control services had been awarded for €61,000 in order to reduce problems and delays at Corvera airport. However, a recent report suggests that the animal control services contract has been awarded to Sociedad Andaluza de Control de Fauna S.L for €51,000 over a period of one year. This will include the use of falcon patrol services, which help to keep birds away from the airport. This will help prevent potential problems, making it safer for planes to take off and land at Corvera airport.
As falcons are natural avian predators, this makes them perfect for deterring other birds and potential pests from flying near to and around the airport itself. Animal control services, including falconry services, are a common tactic already in use in other Spanish airport. For example, there is already a contract in place at San Javier Airport. Other airports across the world also use falcons to act as a deterrent, including airports in the UK, Canada and the US.
The fuel contract, which specifically concerns the supply of fuel to third parties, was awarded to a company named SLCA for a period of 10 years. This will also include storing fuel, oil and other products at the airport, as well as supplying them to aircraft at Corvera airport. The contract for maintenance and modifications on the existing car parking infrastructure was awarded to a temporary merger company formed by Construcciones Iniesta and Pavasal and Madrid e Hijos. This contract was awarded for over €406,000. The work has been set to be completed within 11 months, in time for the opening day of Corvera airport next year.