SAHCO acquires modern ramp electric ground handling support equipment



Segun Oladipupo   |

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) said it has acquired eco-friendly ground support equipment to boost its operations at the airport.

In a statement made available to our correspondent, Vanessa Uansohia, Manager, Corporate Communication  of SAHCO, the acquisition of the equipment is another first by the organisation.

The new fleet of Ground Handling Equipment which were manufactured by Charlatte Manutention, a worldwide number one equipment manufacturer based in France are fully electric, making them very eco-friendly  as the world continue to battle global warming.

The French made electric tractorsare   all   designed   with  strong   reliable   components   to  stand   any   type  of climate.

Vanrssa added that SAHCO   was   the   first   Aviation  Ground   Handling   Company   in  Nigeria   to acquire the latest model of technology.

According to her, the electric tractors require little maintenance  and   use  rechargeable  batteries  thereby  making   them  cost effective compared to diesel powered tractors.

“They are also ergonomically designed which helps with making maneuvering on the ramp easy which is essential to provide safe, speedy and efficient services to clients.

“Furthermore, the tractors are built to be rugged, reliable and suitable for the rugged terrain of the Nigerian climate. The zero-emission ground support equipment   are   environmentally  friendly   machines   that   do   not emit   air pollutants and are noiseless to the users.

“SAHCO, a renowned Aviation Ground Handling company leads the pace when it comes to investing in ultra-modern ground handling equipment and warehouses, innovations and quality service deliveries.

“Recently, the Engineering and Maintenance unit of the company built solar powered, non-contact handwashing/sanitizing stations from locally sourced materials.

“These stations which can be seen at the SAHCO headquarters and also at SIFAX Group offices, are equipped with sanitizing dispensers, handwashing units, tap paper towel dispenser all foot pedal powered to ensure minimal contacts from users,” she maintained.

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