IATA Re-certifies NAHCo Over Excellent Operations

The International Air Transport Association, IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations, ISAGO, has re-certified the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo) Aviance.

The certification is an indication that NAHCo has continued to demonstrate excellence in the aviation industry. An online statement signed by the Manager, Communications & Corporate Services, NAHCo, Tayo Ajakaye, said that the re-certification which runs till June 12, 2018 replaces the one that expires June this year.

NAHCo had always had the certification, getting re-certified by IATA at the expiration of one certification.

IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Programme (ISAGO) is a highly sought for certification by ground handlers.

The current certification clears NAHCo in major operational disciplines including Organisation and Management (ORM), Load Control (LOD), Passenger and Baggage Handling (PAB), Aircraft Handling and Loading (HDL), Aircraft Ground Movement (AGM) and Cargo and Mail Handling (CGM).

The company got different certifications for its Lagos and Abuja operations.

Speaking on the development, the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Yahaya Hassan said, “We are glad we‘ve achieved this again. Our excellent processes and procedures endear us to world leaders in Aviation.”

According to Yahaya, who led the process of re-certification, NAHCo’s Kano operation is next in line for ISAGO certification.

“NAHCo will always do the right thing, the right way and will get the right results. That is the bedrock of our success,” Yahaya said.

ISAGO is an audit programme for ground handling companies serving airlines at airports. The audit is built around a set of harmonised, globally recognized standards.

ISAGO aims to improve operational safety within the airport ground operations environment by reducing damage to aircraft and equipment and improving efficiency by reducing the number of redundant audits done by airlines on Ground Service Providers (GSPs).


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