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NAHCO Aviance Sets Stage for Operational Excellence with New GSE Replacement Strategy

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The Nigeria Aviation Handling Company, NAHCO Aviance, the leading ground handling service provider in West Africa, has announced a groundbreaking Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Replacement Plan aimed at modernizing its fleet and enhancing service quality and operational efficiency for its airline customers.

The company’s Board of Directors unveiled the plan during the commissioning of the first batch of new GSE at its headquarters in Lagos, marking the commencement of Phase 1 of the plan. 

The initiative aims to replace the company’s aging fleet with state-of-the-art equipment over the next two years.

According to Dr. Seinde Oladapo Fadeni, Chairman of the Board, the plan is expected to be fully implemented by 2026, with the company acquiring all necessary equipment to upgrade its fleet. 

The initial delivery marks the beginning of significant advancements for NAHCO and its operational practices.

The GSE Replacement Plan is a strategic move to reinforce NAHCO’s leadership in the ground handling service sector across West Africa. 

The company’s Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Indranil Gupta, highlighted the importance of the new acquisitions, stating that they will improve operational safety and efficiency, and enable the company to deliver exceptional services to its clients.

The plan is implemented in three phases, with the current batch of equipment being part of Phase 1. Additional batches are expected in the coming months, with orders for Phase 2 to commence shortly and Phase 3 to begin in 2025.

The company’s commitment to excellence was reiterated by Dr. Olusola Obabori, Group Executive Director of International Business and Corporate Services, who praised the company’s dedicated staff and expressed confidence in the future.

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) also praised the company’s leadership for its timely reinvestment, highlighting the significant positive impact the new equipment will have on operational efficiency and service excellence.

NAHCO’s robust financial performance underscores its growth trajectory, with the company reporting a revenue of N28 billion in 2023, a 70% increase from the previous year’s N16.7 billion. The company also recorded a 126% increase in Profit Before Tax (PBT) compared to the previous year.

NAHCO Aviance is the premier ground handling service provider in West Africa, dedicated to delivering exceptional service and operational excellence. 

With a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, NAHCO continues to set industry standards across the region.

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