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SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation

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SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has boosted its fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) with more ultra-modern equipment.

The new fleet of equipment acquired includes ten Passenger Step Units that were manufactured by Mallaghan which is a renowned aviation industry manufacturer and supplier of highly acclaimed Ground Support Equipment.

The Passenger Step Units have the capacity to provide passenger access to a wide range of aircraft including B747, B777, B767, A340, A380, A320, etc.

Also, the equipment is fitted with proximity sensors which are devices that shut down the equipment engines when they are positioned too close to the aircraft to prevent aircraft damage.

Another acquired equipment in the new fleet is an Air Starter Unit (ASU) which is used to supply the necessary quantity of air at a specified pressure to aircraft while it is parked. The A.S.U was acquired from Guinault in France and has an eco-friendly engine while the chassis is made from steel to reduce the rate of corrosion or wear, also it has a safety device attached to the fuel gauge to enable it to shut down when the fuel is less than 30 liters to prevent engine damage due to fuel shortage.

Furthermore, two units of Airmarrel High Loader LAM 7000 were also part of the latest acquired fleet of GSE. The LAM 7000 has the capacity of loading about 7,000kg of pallets or containers at a time. This equipment is also furnished with proximity sensors and was procured from Airmarrel, a G.S.E producing giant from France. It is also furnished with electrical and hand emergency pumps which can be used during emergency procedures.

SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation
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SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation
Passenger Step Unit
SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation
Highloader LAM 700

In a related development, the SAHCO Engineering team has produced 20 baggage carts from locally sourced materials. The equipment that has been dispatched to SAHCO’s Abuja station were produced according to European standard with huge improvements on their European counterparts.

The carts were produced to be able to carry more baggage, with rugged side guides with heavy-duty hinges to customize their functionality to suit Nigerian baggage peculiarities. Also, they can maneuver at 90 degrees, unlike their European counterparts. These carts were produced thereby saving SAHCO a lot of foreign exchange.

Speaking about the equipment, the Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi said the company’s Management decision to constantly invest in modern Ground Handling Equipment is due to the fact that SAHCO is always pursuing excellent services to clients. “As always, we are an aviation Ground Handling provider and what we stand for and want to be known for is not just to provide services but to provide excellent Ground Handling Services and we have an understanding as an organization that for us to be able to provide that kind of services, we must have staff that are well trained in what they do and have the right equipment to work with.”

SAHCO is a Publicly Listed Aviation Ground Handling Service provider that is present in all the commercially operated Airports in Nigeria which are Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar, Ilorin, Enugu, Maiduguri, Gombe, Ibadan, Jos, Asaba, Benin, Bauchi, Uyo, Sokoto, Kaduna, Yola, Bayelsa, Warri, and Anambra.

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SAHCO Plc, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi Wins ATQ Awards

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SAHCO Plc, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi Wins ATQ Awards

…As SAHCO receives praise for building and maintaining the biggest and the best cargo warehouse in Nigeria

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has won Aviation Cargo Investment Award (Warehouse).

This award was presented to SAHCO by African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) Magazine in recognition of SAHCO’s contribution to the growth of the Aviacargo industry in Nigeria through the construction of the biggest ultra-modern Custom bonded cargo warehouse thereby facilitating Cargo Business in the country.

In addition, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, the Chairman of SAHCO and SIFAX Group was also awarded Aviacargo Personality of the year during the event. This award is in recognition of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi’s investment in Ports, Hospitality, Aviation, and Maritime in Nigeria and his exemplary leadership qualities.

SAHCO Plc, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi Wins ATQ Awards
Left-Right: CHINET22 Aviation and Cargo Conference, Organizer, Ikechi Uko; Group Captain John Ojikutu (Rtd); Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO), Managing Director/ CEO, Basil Agboarumi at the event.

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, who was represented by the Managing Director/ CEO of SAHCO said he is quite humbled by the award and he emphasized that he will continue to contribute his quota through the SIFAX Group to ensure that SIFAX Group continues to raise the bar where excellence is expected.

Speaking during the award presentation at the CHINET22 Aviation and Cargo Conference in Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Publisher/Organiser of the event, Ikechi Uko praised SAHCO for building and maintaining the biggest and the best cargo warehouse in Nigeria thereby promoting both import and export through the facility while rendering topnotch Ground Handling services in accordance to international standards.

While accepting the awards, the Managing Director/CEO, Basil Agboarumi said SAHCO is consistently committed to delivering quality services even in the face of challenges, he thanked the event Organizer and Management of ATQ Quarterly for recognizing SAHCO and the Chairman’s significant investments and contributions to the Nigerian economy. He promised that SAHCO will continue to invest in modern facilities to ensure speedy, safe, and efficient services to provide quality Ground Handling Services consistently to clients across all the commercial airports in Nigeria.

He went on to emphasize that SAHCO is the only Ground Handling Company in Nigeria that owns Cool Dollies which are used to convey temperature-sensitive shipment from the aircraft to the Cold Rooms or Freezers in the Warehouse, where the Cold Rooms and Freezers are equipped with Data Loggers that are used to ensure that there is no drop in temperature to avoid denaturing of the contents.

Similarly, SAHCO has invested immensely in electrically powered equipment to prevent Carbon Oxide emissions to the atmosphere, these new fleets are also fitted with proximity sensors which slow down and eventually shuts down the engine of the equipment as they approach the aircraft at a certain distance to ensure that no aircraft is damaged while being serviced.

SAHCO is a Publicly Listed Aviation Ground Handling Service provider that is present in all the commercially operated Airports in Nigeria and is involved in activities that include Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, VIP Lounge services amongst other aviation-related services.

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SAHCO Reaffirms Its Continuous Support For NDLEA On War Against Drugs

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…SAHCO boasts of well-trained, equipped staff – Agboarumi

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has declared its continuous support for Nigeria’s fight against the peddling of controlled substances.

The Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi stated that SAHCO boasts of well-trained staff that is equipped to know what to look out for according to world best practices before accepting Cargo and are also trained to be cooperative with Government agencies like The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) assigned to SAHCO’s Import and Export warehouses.

In a statement released by SAHCO Spokesperson, Mrs. Uansohia, Vanessa Adetola stated that Agboarumi also reiterated that SAHCO, which is a major gateway to Import and Export in Nigeria has one of the best warehouses in West Africa and these warehouses are Customs bonded. The warehouses which are built with the latest technology are constructed with the customers’ best interest at heart and also for the purpose of maintaining our clients’ trust by ensuring that clients of questionable businesses are not allowed to use SAHCO’s warehouses as gateways for their nefarious activities.

He emphasized that SAHCO has a campaign titled “See Something, Say Something, Do Something” where all staff is trained to always call attention to unscrupulous activities and crooked acts.

He stressed that SAHCO has a long-time commitment to supporting Government agencies that are stationed at every point where SAHCO conducts businesses by giving them unhindered access to every nook and crannies of both Import and Export Warehouses, providing the necessary scanning machines and other screening technologies to support NDLEA and other Government agencies operations.

SAHCO is an aviation ground handling public liability company that is involved in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo handling and warehousing, VIP Lounge services, Aviation security services, and all other aviation-related activities.

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SAHCO Appoints Two New Non-Executive Directors

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SAHCO Appoints Two New Non-Executive Directors

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has appointed two new non-Executive Directors, this was announced during the company’s 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Marriott Hotel, Ikeja in Lagos.  

Laila Jean St. Matthew-Daniel and Dr. Bukola Bello Jaiyesimi were appointed to replace Barrister Chike Ogeah and Mr. Ariyo Olutoye who resigned their appointments in January 2022.

SAHCO Appoints Two New Non-Executive Directors
Mrs. Laila St. Mattew Daniel.

Laila Jean St. Matthew-Daniel started her schooling at Our Lady of Apostles in Lagos, she went on to St Louis Grammar School, Ibadan, for her “O” Levels, and then Queens College, for her ‘A’ Levels, before going to the United Kingdom (UK) for graduate studies at the Cripplegate Institute/London Guildhall University. She began her career in the corporate world in the UK, and later Nigeria, before boldly taking the entrepreneurial step in 1983, by opening one of the ‘first’ indigenous Furniture Manufacturing companies, during the 1980s as a result of the Government’s ban on the importation of furniture.

As one of the premier female furniture manufacturers in the early 80’s to early ’90s, she initialized private training programs for artisans in the furniture industry to boost the Governments’ National Directorate of Employment’s empowerment efforts and pioneered seminars for public enlightenment on the relationship between stress and furniture ergonomics apart from winning various awards for unique designs. She coordinated interior fix-outs from conceptualisation, implementation, FF&E & execution of residential, Corporate & hotel projects and has won various awards for unique designs.

SAHCO Appoints Two New Non-Executive Directors
Dr. Bukola Bello Jaiyesinmi.

Dr. Bukola Bello Jaiyesimi Is an avowed Pan-Africanist, lobbyist, and developmental and legacy strategist with a passion for mankind and institutional development. She started her academic journey in 1982 at St Luke’s Model School, Lokoja, she proceeded to Command Secondary School, Kaduna in 1988.

Dr. Bukola Bello Jaiyesimi gained admission into the University of Abuja where she bagged a Diploma in Banking and Finance in 1995.

She relocated to study in Canada in 1998 and proceeded to Queens School of Business, Ontario, Canada, and graduated with a BSC in Marketing in 2001.  She went further to the London School of Business and Finance, UK and she graduated with MBA in Entrepreneurship at The Institute of Transformative Thoughts and Learning Doctoral Research Centre (ITTL-DRC). She is also a recipient of the following; Metropolitan Institute of Business and Management – Special Executive Masters in International Business Law (LLM)-2013, CGUI, Boston, Massachusetts – Doctoral Research 2017, Chartered Institute of Public Relations, United Kingdom – Diploma in Public Relations 2018.

Furthermore, in her quest for excellence, she has so far authored 3 books, mentored a myriad of persons and institutions across the continent of Africa, and holds regular seminars, meetings, retreats as well as training and institutional program reviews. She has won many awards both locally and internationally and across different sectors.

With this new appointment, SAHCO has once again demonstrated its commitment to building a diversified Board, Management Team, and staff with expertise that spans industry circles to cater to its growing list of clientele is a public listed Aviation Ground Handling company that is involved in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and all other aviation Ground Handling related services.  

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