SAHCO Kano Station Receives ISAGO Re-Certification

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Nigeria’s leading ground handling firm, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) says its “Kano station has been re-certified by International Air Transport Association (IATA).” The re-certification was sequel to SAHCO successfully scaling the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) standards audit conducted on the company in Kano.

The IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is an aviation specific audit for the global oversight of ground handling service providers (GHSPs). ISAGO focuses on the standardization of operational procedures and management thereby increasing harmonization of best practices among the ground handling stakeholders.

“By this re-certification, it means that SAHCO’s Mallam Aminu Kano’s International Airport station has continued to model its operations to ISAGO standards, as a result making a commitment to continue to operate to globally accepted industry best practices”, says SAHCO noting that the audits “cut across Organization and Management (ORM), Load Control (LOD), Passenger and Baggage Handling (PAB), Aircraft Handling and Loading (HDL), Aircraft Ground Movement (AGM), Cargo and Mail Handling (CGM).”

SAHCO says its resolved “to continually provide quality and efficient Passenger, Ramp and Cargo Handling Services in line with best practices and the highest International Standards to the delight of its customers and benefit of all stakeholders, utilizing State-of-the-art equipment, skills, procedures and facilities, and employing a dedicated workforce who are highly skilled.”

ISAGO audit is essential to promote safe ground operations and understanding of high-risk areas within ground operations, the audit also eliminates redundant audits from airlines thereby promoting a uniform audit process and harmonized standards that improve quality standards in Aviation Ground Handling.

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