June 2, 2023

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SAHCO boosts fleet with 75 state of the art ground support equipment

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LEFT: Boma Ukwunna Mrs, ED, Cargo Services, Mr. Basil Agboarumi, MD, CEO, Sahco Plc

Skyway Aviation Handling Company, SAHCO Plc, has acquired a total of 75 ultra-modern Ground Support Equipment, GSE, to boost its equipment fleet and enable it deploy state of the art machines for the services of its numerous highly valued clientele.

The newly acquired equipment by SAHCO are 50 Cargo pallet dollies and 25 (AKES) container dollies, manufactured by Bombelli, Italy, one of the best GSE manufacturing companies in Europe, renowned for building rugged GSE well suited for African terrain.

Speaking during the commissioning of the equipment at the MMA2 maintenance office of Sahco, the Managing Director/CEO of  SAHCO, Mr. Basil Agboarunmi, said the management invested in equipment acquisition to enable it render faultless service to its client.

Basil Agboarumi said, “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 service, we must have staff that are well trained and provide them the right equipment”.

He stressed that “because SAHCO’s management knows that the best way to provide excellent Ground Handling services is to continue to invest in Ground Handling equipment hence the reason for the company’s massive investment in equipment”.

In his remark, the Assistant General Manager (AGM), Maintenance and Engineering, Engr. Toyin Oriowo, said the features of Cargo pallet dollies and AKES container dollies cannot be found in any other company’s fleet of equipment because they were custom made for Sahco.

While thanking SAHCO’s Chairman and Management, the Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations, Mrs. Boma Ukwunna, said the new equipment will go a long way in helping cargo operations in all the company’s stations nationwide.

She pledged that her directorate will not relent in delivering safe, speedy and excellent services to clients, “My commitment as the officer in charge of operations and cargo is to ensure that what the company has invested in and has given to us to perform our duty is used to deliver excellent service to our clients”, she said.

Cargo pallet dollies are GSE used for the transportation of Cargo and baggage from the Aircraft to the warehouse and back. They make loading and offloading fast and seamless.

The Dollies acquired by SAHCO are fitted with spring-loaded suspension as shock absorbers to support the wheels’ assembly when dollies are loaded with cargo and baggage. This ultra-modern technology helps to reduce the effect of uneven nature of the ramp on the wheel bearings making them noiseless and last longer.

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC is an aviation ground handling company that is involved in various services which include Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and warehousing and all the actions that takes place from the time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac to the time it is airborne, while also ensuring that Ground Handling assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner

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