Presentation to the ERA Safety Group

The European Regional Airlines Association is a trade association representing the interests of a wide range of members from across the European Regional Aviation sector, including airlines, airports, suppliers and manufacturers. The ERA Safety Group meets three times yearly and is attended by safety representatives from ERA member companies, as well as visiting speakers from regulatory bodies and safety organisations. The Group’s aim is to help members improve aviation safety within their organisations by reviewing, sharing information and learning lessons from recent safety events. On 24 April 2018, IPS were invited to present to the ERA Safety Group on the threats posed to aviation by unauthorised drones, also known as RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems).

David at ERAPhoto Credit: Chris Mason; European Regional Airlines association

David Sutcliffe of IPS delivered a comprehensive presentation in which he reviewed the RPAS threat, giving a specific example of recent major disruption at an airport as a result of unauthorised drone activity. He covered the resulting commercial and reputational impact on resident airlines and the airport operator, and gave details of the Skyperion RPAS surveillance and tracking solution offered by IPS in collaboration with their technical partners, METIS.   David went on to describe an operational proving trial of the Skyperion system, to be held at a regional airport in the UK in May. This will be the world’s first full-scale operational proving trial at a commercial airport, and will be attended by a range of influential aviation stakeholders including airlines, airport operators, regulatory bodies and trade associations. Further details are available from

Japan Airlines Porter Contract

We are very honoured to have won the Japan Airlines porter contract at London Heathrow, with two flights a day to Tokyo. Ansar Ali, Chairman of IPS said “we are very proud to be serving such a quality airline and look forward to a long relationship.”

Welcoming Tony Medhurst

We are also very pleased to welcome Tony Medhurst who has also joined us as Commercial Director. Tony is based at our Head Office and joins us from MITIE security where he was Managing Director for many years. In addition to security, Tony has working in senior airline and handling agent roles. Tony’s contacts are mob: +447778 150219 or email:

Welcoming David Sutcliffe

We are very pleased to welcome David Sutcliffe to our team as a Director.

David Sutcliffe has more than 20 years’ aviation experience, with various airlines as well as at various large and medium-sized regional airports in the UK, Europe and abroad.  His experience spans across various operational areas including airline and airport customer service, but also includes business continuity, contingency and  emergency planning. Underlying all of this has been a passion for ensuring safe and secure operations, which brings David to his current role with IPS.

David is based at London Gatwick and can be contacted on mob: +44 7738 489884 or email:

Manchester Airport expansion!

“We are very pleased to open up our new IPS Manchester Airport Office and welcome Gary Jenkins to our team. Gary Jenkins is our new Operations Director based in Manchester and can be contacted on 07824 563813 or email

Gary has extensive experience in the aviation industry in various senior positions and brings this expertise and skills to enhance our IPS business. IPS is a family business that is proud to serve the aviation market with manpower and key support services.”

Welcome to the IPS website!

Welcome to our new website.

We provide solutions in Aviation Industry, Corporate Security, Security Training, Customer Services, Porter Services, meet and assist services, limousines, and Manpower Supply.

Please check back regularly for news and updates about IPS and to find out about opportunities to join our growing team.