*Secures RA 3 Revalidation
nahco aviance, one of the leading aviation handling company in Nigeria, has been recertified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The new IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Registration recertification which expires June 12, 2021, three years from now comes the same time the Company announced that it has received the RA 3revalidation of its operations by the European Union in the country’s major airports.
Mr. Idris Yakubu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of nahco aviance, says the recertification is reward for hard work. He notes that the certifications show that NAHCO’s thorough, diligent and consistent processes are among the best anyone could find in the world.
He says: “NAHCO’s excellent and time – tested processes are well – known in the industry. We were the first groundhandler to get the ISAGO certification as far back as 2010. These have been continually renewed due to our reliable processes and procedures. We shall continue to improve on these processes, so that we better serve our clients.”
The recent ISAGO recertification came almost the same time the Third Country EU Regulated Agent (RA3) validation was issued to a number of NAHCO’s airport operations. The stations include Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
The Third country EU regulated agent (RA3) is a designation given to a cargo handling entity located in a third county that has been validated and approved as such on the basis of an EU security validation.
The ISAGO Audit and ISAGO Registration means that nahco aviance has demonstrated conformity with the applicable ISAGO standards and recommended practices as specified in the ISAGO Ground Operations Manual Edition 7 certifying its area of operations.
Areas covered by the recertification include 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 listed benefits of ISAGO registration for ground handling and airport businesses include safer ground operations, fewer accidents and injuries, elimination of redundant audits from airlines, reduced costs: less damage and less audits, uniform audit process and harmonised standards. Other benefits are improved safety oversight, harmonized auditor training and qualifications, improved quality standards and enhanced understanding of high risk areas within ground operations