SAHCO PLC Used To Audits, Says MD

SAHCO PLC Used To Audits, Says MD

The Managing Director/CEO of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC, Mr. Basil Agboarumi says SAHCO is used to undergoing audits for international certifications and that he is happy that the ISO 9001:2015 certification has become a reality.
Agboarumi said this during the presentation of the the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2015) certification for Quality Management system to SAHCO by West Sealand International Nigeria Limited (WSI). He said that as an aviation ground handling company of repute, SAHCO has ensured that its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification is always up-to-date and that SAHCO is RA 3 certified which is a requirement for all European bound freight handlers.
ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that identifies requirements for quality management system (QMS) which organizations use to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customers’ and regulatory requirements.
SAHCO was awarded the certificate of registration because it has been assessed and found to conform to the requirement of ISO 9001:2015 for the scope in Passenger handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, VIP Lounge Services, Crew Administration and other aviation related services.
The certificate which will expire in 2025 is also endorsed by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) which is a worldwide association that is interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, processes, services, personnel, validation and verification and other similar programmes of conformity assessment.
Agboarumi also said that as a tree does not make a forest, he is happy and proud of the SAHCO team that cooperated to ensure that the dream became a reality within the shortest time possible. He said that being ISO certified shows that SAHCO is indeed committed to providing safe, speedy, and efficient services to the satisfaction of all clients and would-be clients.
At the event, the Chief Executive Officer of WSI, Mr. Ope Balogun said he is proud to be associated with SAHCO, that not all organizations that start the ISO 9001:2015 complete the process. He said the level of commitment and dedication of all the staff to ensure the process sailed through was commendable. He emphasized that once the vision is from the head, it becomes very easy to accomplish and that was the case in SAHCO.
Consequently, according to the Nigeria Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) report for Nigeria in 2022, SAHCO was mentioned as one of the 31 per cent of companies that passed the diversity, inclusion assessment test. The report, which is based on four key parameters which is gender, age, ethnic and educational background of the Management team and Board of Directors of the companies evaluated, emphasized that SAHCO was one of the top 10 companies with high scores.
SAHCO is an aviation ground handling company that is involved in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, VIP lounge Servicing, Crew administration and other aviation related services.
SAHCO provides customer centric aviation ground handling services for international and domestic airlines amongst which are British Airways, Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Middle East Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, South Africa Airways, DHL, Bristow, TAAG Angola Airlines, United Nigeria, Max Air, Allied Air, Ibom Air, XE Jet, Overland Airways, Badr Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Dana Air, Aero Contractors, Green Africa Airways, Air Peace, Arik Air, Africa World Airlines, Sun Air, Air Cote D’Ivoire, Tarco Air.

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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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