Flight Global Exclusive Interview

Read Julian Parker’s exclusive interview inside Flight Global, on how IDGateway is set to expand out of the UK.

Director of IDGateway discusses with Flight Global what sparked his interest in aviation, his career to date and a full insight into the IDGateway business.

‘When I was eight I was taken for a ride in a Cessna 172 piston single, and immediately I was hooked. This progressed on to Air Cadets with the aspiration to fly in the RAF, until I grew too tall. But my passion didn’t stop there, I got my private pilot’s licence, and then joined British Midland International (BMI) at London Heathrow airport as a flight dispatcher. You could say it was inevitable that I would end up working in aviation…’

‘…After graduating, I began my career at BMI, before joining the recruitment industry, working at a pilot recruitment agency. Following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC on 11 September 2001, I set up my first business in aviation background screening. It was here that I developed a deep understanding of the rules and requirements at UK airports and learned very quickly that no two airports manage background checks and ID pass applications the same way. It was through spotting this deficit that IDGateway was born…’

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The benefit of this product is that it enables smaller airports, who may not have the budget for our bespoke IDGateway platform, to be able to reap the benefits of an off-the- shelf online pass application process. We are also starting to engage with airports outside of the UK and would like to push beyond aviation into areas such as Ministry of Defence and national infrastructure business.

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