Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc is set to improve its operations with the acquisition of state-of-the-art ground handling equipment worth of N1 billion.
Some of the equipment acquired included Ground Power Units (GPU), Load Banks, Tow bars, Tyre Removal Machines and 10 new engines for ground handling operations. The equipment were commissioned by the Managing Director of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi.
Speaking at the commissioning, held at the Engineering and Maintenance Workshop, Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, the Managing Director of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi, said besides the machines being unveiled, other equipment are at Onne Port in Port Harcourt awaiting final clearance.
According to Agboarumi, SAHCO is changing the face of aviation Ground Handling services in Nigeria with this latest addition while also emphasizing that the company is set to consistently offer the best services to its clients anywhere in the country. He stated that the regular upgrade and investment on equipment will make SAHCO a force to reckon with in global aviation industry.
“As a Ground Handling company, we want to ensure that we do ground handling to the highest industry standards. We understand we need to deploy equipment that will make our clients happy and we also know that we have to partner with our clients.
“Apart from these that are commissioned, some of our other equipment are still coming to Lagos from Port Harcourt. They are presently awaiting clearance from the port. SAHCO is moving towards making the right impacts in the industry. We always want to operate safe and efficient ground handling operations for our clients.”
“As a ground handling company, we want to ensure that we do ground handling to the highest industry standards. We understand that we need to deploy equipment that will make our clients happy and we also know that we have to partner with our clients. SAHCO is moving towards making the right impacts in the industry. We always want to operate safe and efficient ground handling operations for our clients,” he said.
Also speaking at the commissioning, Toyin Oriowo, Assistant General Manager, Maintenance and Engineering, said the equipment acquired were some of the major machines in the global aviation industry.
Oriowo noted that the equipment came with safety devices that prevent damages to the machines or aircraft, stressing that the GPU had a capacity of 140KVA, while a major aircraft highest capacity was 90KVA.
He said, “What we are commissioning today is the latest technology in town with lots of safety devices to prevent damages to either the equipment or the aircraft,” he said.He noted that the tow bars could handle Airbus A320, Boeing 737, A330, A340-200/300, A350, B767, B777, B787 and IL96. Others are DC10/MD 11, L10 11, A340-500/600 and B747.
According to him, the equipment, which were manufactured in France came with training for its technical personnel.
SAHCO, an aviation ground handling company involved in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo services and Warehousing, Aviation security services, Ground Support Maintenance services, Crew Bus and Executive Lounge Services and other related Ground Handling Services, recently got enlisted in the Nigerian Stock Exchange.