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NAHCO takes delivery of new ground equipment

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The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has taken delivery of new set of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to improve service delivery to its clients in the industry.

Its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Samuel Akinrinmade, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday.

Akinrinmade explained that the equipment included four units of high capacity Mallaghan Mobile Steps with chutes and a 14 tons cargo maindeck highloader.

He said: “The tier four Deutz engine capacity Mobile steps are installed with multi-functional Sensors.

“While the Angelo Bombelli/Airmarell Highloader, has a forward platform with three folding flaps and automatic retractable rear stopper.

“It also comes with a dual row of 10 powered rubber wheels controlled in two independent sections for longitudinal transfers.

“The battery-operated emergency pump Highloader comes with a double hydraulic braking on each front wheel to aid its performance.”

Akinrinmade added that also acquired were five units of Toyota coaster buses and one Toyota Hiace bus, all for crew transportation.

NAHCO Group Managing Director, Mr Indranil Gupta, said at the unveiling of the GSE that the company was committed to satisfying its clients through excellent service delivery.

Gupta said he was confident that the equipment acquisition would bolster its resolve in making the NAHCO a one-stop-shop for aviation logistics and travels.

He noted that “along with the phased plan of GSE acquisition, we also plan to invest in cutting-edge technology to delight our clients in a more effective, efficient and seamless manner”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAHCO Plc is a Nigerian diversified enterprise with interests in aviation cargo, aircraft handling, passenger facilitation, crew transportation, and aviation training and logistics.

The company currently offers its services to several airlines across the major functional airports within Nigeria, and handles the larger market share of domestic, foreign and cargo airlines.

NAHCO was privatised in 2005 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2006 and has remained the fastest growing stock in the industry.

The company is now owned by over 80,000 shareholders, as well as local and institutional investors. (NAN)

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