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NAHCO Inaugurates Ground Support Equipment

THE Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), has launched the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) replacement plan to modernise its fleet with top-notch equipment over the next two years.

The company’s Board of Directors announced the plan during the inauguration of the first batch of new GSE at the company’s headquarters in Lagos on Sunday.

The Chairman of the Board, Dr Seinde Fadeni, said the GSE was aimed at enhancing service quality and operational efficiency for all airline customers, marking the commencement of Phase one of the plan.


Fadeni said, “By 2026, we will have acquired all the necessary equipment to fully upgrade our fleet. This initial delivery marks the beginning of significant advancements for NAHCO and our operational practices.

“Despite unforeseen delays from manufacturers and port authorities, we have now initiated a consistent delivery schedule.

“This milestone signals the start of numerous positive transformations across various aspects of our business, including our workforce, facilities, and equipment.’’

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NAHCO,  Mr Indranil Gupta, highlighted the strategic importance of the new acquisitions.

“Our focus on acquiring modern GSE to replace our aging fleet is critical for improving operational safety and efficiency.

“With the board’s support, we are committed to delighting our customers and providing superior service to our clients.

“This initiative aligns perfectly with our mission statement to deliver exceptional services through professional teams, cutting-edge technology and leading practices,” Gupta said.

He also outlined the phased implementation of the GSE replacement plan, which consisted of three phases scheduled for completion by 2026.

Group Executive Director of International Business and Corporate Services, NAHCO, Dr Olusola Obabori,  reiterated the company’s commitment to excellence.

The Chairman, National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Mr Prince Nnochiri, lauded the company’s leadership for its timely reinvestment.

He said the new equipment would have significant positive impact on operational efficiency and service excellence.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAHCO recorded N28 billion revenue in 2023, a 70 per cent increase from the previous year’s N16.7 billion

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