The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc corporate headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja have been recertified by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

A statement by Mrs. Vanessa Uansohia, the Manager, Corporate Communications, SAHCO, said that the recertification was issued to the ground handling company after it passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) standards audit conducted on the organisation after the expiration of the previous certification.

The statement hinted that by this recertification, it indicated that SAHCO PLC had continued to model its operations in Lagos and Abuja to ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to continue to operate to globally accepted industry best practices.

She stated that the audits cut across load control, passenger and baggage handling, aircraft handling and loading, aircraft ground movement, cargo and mail handling.

Uansohia promised that SAHCO would continue to provide quality and efficient passenger, ramp and cargo handling services in line with best practices and the highest international standards to the delight of its customers and benefit of all stakeholders, stressing that it would also continue with the utilisation of state-of-the-art equipment, skills, procedures and facilities, and employing a dedicated workforce.

She statement added: “The revalidation was issued to SAHCO after an onsite confirmation of the implementation of the ISAGO Audit, which was certified to be in compliance with internationally recognised quality auditing principles.

“ISAGO audit is essential to promote safe ground operations and understanding of high-risk areas within ground operations, the audit also eliminates redundant audits from airlines thereby promoting a uniform audit process and harmonised standards that improve quality standards in aviation ground handling.”