SAHCO grows fleet of ground handling equipment

Nigerian ground handling service provider Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has expanded their GSE fleet to boost operations.

They have acquired universal loaders, tractors, container dollies, canopied passenger steps, conveyor belt loaders and air starter units.

The loaders which were manufactured by AirMarrel are equipped with Aircraft Approach sensors that minimises accidents or damage to the aircraft body by restricting contact.

Known as E-LAM 7,000, they are fitted with Tier 4 Deutz engines and the capacity to travel long distances, making them compatible for Nigerian terrain and long distanced tarmac. They can similarly be used for loading at both the front cargo hold and at the rear.

In addition, SAHCO acquired three Air Starter Units (ASU) equipment from Guinault, for powering wide-body and narrow-body aircraft. They are also fitted with Tier 4 Deutz engines.

Furthermore, the ASUs are built with aluminum chassis which is to prevent rusting thereby making them an all-weather equipment which can be used under the rain or the scorching sun.

Similarly, six Sherpa Tractors, fitted with Tier 4 Deutz engines, were procured to boost the existing fleet of GSE in SAHCO, and will be used for cargo and passenger baggage. They were produced by Goldhofer with low fuel consumption capacity.

Also, SAHCO added 50 container dollies manufactured by Bombelli, as well as canopied passenger stairs and conveyor belts. The steps can be used to service B737s, B727s, B757s, CRJs, A318 – A321s.

Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi said: "SAHCO is committed to always providing safe, speedy and efficient services for clients and prospective clients."



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