By LAWANI MIKAIRU & DANIEL ETEGHE
Managing Director of the Sky Way Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, Mr. Olu Owolabi has revealed that the company has invested over N20billion in the acquisition of ground handling equipment since it took over SAHCOL in 1999.
Speaking at the SAHCOL Engineering and Maintenance Base at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Mr. Owolabi said that the company has just taken delivery of about eight equipment adding that amongst them were, Commander 15i loader, Commander 30i loader, and Commander 40i loader. According to him, more equipment are still been expected within the next one month as this will give SAHCOL the edge over its competitor in offering the best ground handling services in Africa.
“We have about eight equipment at the moment, we are expecting a lot of dollies, we are expecting about 20 tow-tugs and pushbacks, we are expecting conveyor belts and so on, whatever it takes to facilitate the handling of aircraft to make those airlines happy, those are the things that we are having.”
He further noted that in terms of expanding its operations, SAHCOL is making plans to build additional warehouses in Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Kano as soon as the one in Lagos was fully completed within the third quarter of 2013.