Wednesday 10 April 2013

Sifax invests over N20bn in SAHCOL in three years

Aviation Nigeria

The Sifax Group, the parent company of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, said it has invested over N20bn in ground handling equipment since the acquisition of the company over three years ago.

A Board Member of the company, Mr. Kayode Filani disclosed this yesterday during the unveiling of new ground handling equipment for SAHCOL.

According to Filani, with the acquisition of the equipment, Sifax was determined to take ground handling in the country’s aviation sector to the next level.

Some of the equipment showcased to the media and some stakeholders in the sector yesterday at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA, Lagos are Commanders 15i JBT Loader, 40i JBT Loader and 30i JBT Loader, which performed different ground handling functions on aircraft ranging from narrow to wide body aircraft.

Filani said that the equipment acquired was the latest of such in the sub-region, stressing that the company would not rest on its oars until ground handling sub-sector in the country was at par with other developed aviation countries in the world.

Also speaking at the event, the Managing Director, SAHCOL, Mr. Oluropo Owolabi said that the purpose of the new ground handling equipment was to provide more efficient services to its numerous clients scattered all over the airports in the country.


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