SAHCO Deploys High Loader Air Marrel To Port Harcourt Airport


Posted by Sade Williams

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has deployed a state-of-the-art Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to boost operations at its Port Harcourt station.

The Ground Support Equipment is a High loader Air Marrel (LAM 35). This GSE is a 35 tons capacity self-propelled heavy-duty main deck loader that also has the capacity to load and offload containers up to 40 tons.

The equipment offers the most advanced features required by the end user, including a clear deck for the loading and offloading of oversized loads which is alsoable to operate under severe weather and suitable for use of lower deck to handle pallets.The GSE can also be used by wide body aircrafts like A380, B777 and the likes.

According to a statement signed by Vanessa Uansohia, Manager, Corporate Communications, SAHCO, the GSE was built by AirMarrel, a major Ground Support manufacturer and exporter of cargo loaders and transporter based in France.The equipment modeled according to specifications of European airlines who are specialised in cargo operations, is one of the most technologically advanced in today’s market.

SAHCO is the most widely spread out ground handling company in Nigeria with presence in all commercially operated airports. Hence, the need to ensure quality deliveries across its stations. With the LAM 35, loading and offloading can be done in record time efficiently which is a feat that SAHCO is known for.

This new GSE whose capacity is the only one in the country is a further assurance to clients on safe, speedy and efficient ground handling services. This is also a testament that SAHCO will continue to go to any length to maintain and exceed client expectations.

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC is a Ra3 andIATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certified Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider, offering services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling/Warehousing, Training Services, Aviation Security, Baggage reconciliation, Hospitality/Lounge services, and other related Ground Handling Services, in all the commercially operated airports across Nigeria.

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