IATA Re-Certifies NAHCO


The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (NAHCO Aviance) has been re-certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which issued it with fresh IATA Safety audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) Certificate.

The company said the re-certification which runs till June 12, 2018 replaces the one, which expires June this yea, noting that NAHCO had always had the certification, getting re-certified by IATA at the expiration of the previous one.

IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Program (SAGO) 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,” the company said in a statement.

According to Hassan, 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,” Hassan said.

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