IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operation (ISAGO) has re-certified the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance)
Nahco aviances’ chief operating officer, Mr. Yahaya Hassan said in Lagos that the re-certification which runs till June 12, 2018 replaces the one which expired last June.
“We are glad we‘ve achieved this again. Our excellent processes and procedures endear us to world leaders in aviation. Nahco will always do the right thing the right way and will get the right results. That is the bedrock of our success,” said Hassan.
He added that the re-certification clears nacho in major operational disciplines including organisation and management, load control, passenger and baggage handling (PAB), aircraft handling and loading, aircraft ground movement and cargo and mail handling.
He said the company had always had the certification and getting re-certified by IATA at the expiration of one certification adding that the ground handling firm got different certifications for its Lagos and Abuja operations.
SAGO) is a highly sought -for certification by ground handlers.
It is an audit of ground handling companies serving airlines at airports and it is built around a set of harmonized, globally recognized standards.
ISAGO aims to improve operational safety within the airport ground operations environment by reducing damage to aircraft and equipment and improving efficiency by reducing the number of redundant audits done by airlines on ground service providers (GSPs).
GSPs that model their operations on the ISAGO standards are making a commitment to operate according to globally accepted industry best practices.
The programme is available to all GSPs worldwide, irrespective of size, or independent status.
The benefits of ISAGO are many. For ground handlers, ISAGO creates an environment for safer operations, resulting in fewer accidents and less injuries to personnel.
Besides, it reduces the number of audits from the customer airlines, allowing GSPs to focus their resources on operations.
For the airlines, ISAGO establishes a worldwide ground operational safety benchmark and standard. It will drive down the number of redundant audits by implementing a system of audit sharing and registration. Airlines will also save costs through less ground damage.
For the regulators and airport authorities, ISAGO improves safety oversight for the regulatory and airport authorities regarding the activities conducted by GSPs. Some international regulators and airport authorities are already considering ISAGO as a minimum standard of safe operations and have mandated the program in their respective areas/countries or airports.