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NAHCO launches ground support equipment replacement plan

NAHCO launches ground support equipment replacement plan

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) Aviance has unveiled Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Replacement Plan.

This initiative aims to modernise the company’s fleet with state-of-the-art equipment over the next two years, enhancing service quality and operational efficiency for all airline customers.

The Board of Directors announced this groundbreaking plan during the commissioning of the first batch of new GSE at the company’s headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. This event marks the commencement of Phase 1 of the GSE Replacement Plan.

Seinde Oladapo Fadeni, Chairman of the Board, stated, “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.”

Indranil Gupta, Group Managing Director/CEO, 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 client airlines. This initiative aligns perfectly with our mission statement to deliver exceptional services through professional teams, cutting-edge technology, and leading practices,” Gupta explained.

Gupta also outlined the phased implementation of the GSE Replacement Plan, which consists of three phases scheduled for completion by 2026. The current batch of equipment is part of Phase 1, with additional batches expected in the coming months. Orders for Phase 2 will commence shortly, while Phase 3 is slated to begin in 2025.