January 28, 2023

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SAHCO bags ISO 9001:2015 certification

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L-R: Chief Executive Officer, West Sealand International Nigeria (WSI), Ope Bashorun; Managing Director/CEO, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC, Basil Agboarumi; Assistant General Manager, Safety & Quality Assurance, SAHCO, Christie Oseghale; Technical Director, WSI, Samuel Sawah at the presentation of the ISO certification to SAHCO.

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC has been awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2015) certification for its Quality Management systems.

ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that identifies requirements for the quality management system (QMS) which organizations use to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customers and regulatory requirements.

SAHCO earned the award having been assessed and found to conform to the requirement of ISO 9001:2015 for its services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, VIP Lounge Services, Crew Administration, and other aviation-related services.

The certificate which will expire in 2025 is also endorsed by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) which is a worldwide association that is interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, processes, services, personnel, validation, and verification, and other similar programs of conformity assessment.

During the presentation of the ISO certificate by West Sealand International Nigeria Limited (WSI), the Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, Mr. Basil Agboarumi said SAHCO is acquainted with audits for international certifications and expressed his joy that the ISO 9001:2015 certification has become a reality.

Agboarumi explained that as a management policy, SAHCO had ensured that its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification is always up-to-date and that SAHCO is RA 3 certified which is a requirement for all European bound freight handlers.

At the event, the Chief Executive Officer of WSI, Mr. Ope Balogun said he was proud to be associated with SAHCO, and that not all organizations that start the ISO 9001:2015 complete the process.

He went on to say that the level of commitment and dedication of all the staff to ensure the process sailed through was commendable. He emphasized that once the vision is from the head, it becomes very easy to accomplish and that was the case in SAHCO.

In the same vein, the Nigeria Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) report for Nigeria in 2022 included SAHCO among the 31 percent of companies that passed the diversity, and inclusion assessment test. The report, which was based on four key parameters namely, gender, age, ethnic and educational background of the Management team and Board of Directors of the companies evaluated, emphasized that SAHCO was one of the top 10 companies with high scores.

SAHCO is an aviation ground handling company that is involved in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, VIP lounge Servicing, Crew administration, and other aviation-related services.

SAHCO provides customer-centric aviation ground handling services for international and domestic airlines amongst which are British Airways, Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Middle East Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, South Africa Airways, DHL, Bristow, TAAG Angola Airlines, United Nigeria, Max Air, Allied Air, Ibom Air, XE Jet, Overland Airways, Badr Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Dana Air, Aero Contractors, Green Africa Airways, Air Peace, Arik Air, Africa World Airlines, Sun Air, Air Cote D’Ivoire, Tarco Air.

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