Posted by Sade Williams
As part of the moves to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the air transport sector, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO), in partnership with Multi-Level Innovation Services Ltd/Raven Hygiene, has introduced disinfection services to airlines.
This follows the recent successful simulation exercise that ushered in the resumption of flights on both international and local scenes.
NAHCO carried out aircraft disinfection to the admiration as it currently provides disinfection service to Virgin Atlantic, Egypt Air, Qatar Airways and Rwanda Air, while Fly Dubai and Salam Air were handled on an ad-hoc basis.
According to Prince Saheed Lasisi, NAHCO’s Group Executive Director, Commercial and Business Development, NAHCO is poised to providing safe and convenient aircraft disinfection to all its numerous clients, as well as those who may wish to join in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s guidelines.
“In view of the rampaging Covid-19 virus, and the need to ensure that the aircrafts are safe for use, we have partnered with Multi-Level Innovation Services Ltd, represented by Raven Hygiene to offer this ingenious service to our clients. This is aside our regular aircraft cleaning. This highly technical process has been put in place to aid the industry in the fight against the virus. And we have trained a special team in this regard’’, he said.
He stated further that the responses from the existing clients have been highly encouraging, calling on other airlines to join hands with NAHCO to ensure the skies are made safer.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Raven Hygiene, Mr. Adeniyi Makanjuola, has attributed the collaboration to the need to fill a vacuum.
According to him, NAHCO being a credible ground handling company with the interest of its clients at heart chose to pioneer this service offering, saying, ‘we are glad to have partnered with NAHCO’.
The disinfection service is a technical process that involves the use of fully kitted Cabin Appearance personnel, sophisticated machines and specially formulated chemicals that are not injurious to health to fumigate and clean an aircraft.
It is an in controverted fact that the industry and its processes are being redefined, and NAHCO is proud to be a frontrunner in this regard.
NAHCO Plc is a Nigerian diversified enterprise with interests in aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation and aviation training.
The company currently serves several airlines across the major functional airports within Nigeria, and handles the largest chunk of domestic, foreign and cargo airlines.
In 2005, NAHCO was privatized and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2006. The Company is now owned by over 80, 000 shareholders, as well as local and institutional investors.