Tag: Africa

Swissport joins IATA focus Africa initiative

Swissport International has announced its participation in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) "Focus Africa" initiative. The initiative is a major commitment to support the transformation and growth of aviation in Africa. As a partner of the IATA "Focus Africa" initiative, Swi...

Air Business Consultants expands operations in Africa

Aviation services company Air Business Consultants has announced an expansion of its activities in Africa, having opened five new locations in the continent. The France-based company has now opened representations in Chad, Ivory Coast, Benin, South Africa and Niamey, Niger. The company plans ...

CANSO advocates regional collaboration and innovation in Africa

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) said it advocates strong regional collaboration and the acceleration of innovation to improve the performance of air traffic management (ATM) in Africa. The CANSO Africa Conference, CANSO's annual regional event dedicated to the transformati...

SAHCO boosts GSE fleet as it acquires new baggage tow tractors

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) has acquired a fleet of brand new baggage tow tractors to help boost operational efficiency and performance. The Nigerian ground handling company says the tow trucks are the best of their kind in Nigeria's GSE fleet. The tow trucks which were manufactu...

NAHCOAviance invests in handling equipment to boost efficiency

The Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCOAviance) has announced the acquisition of various new pieces of equipment as part of the company’s five-year transformational plan. The company, which achieved ISAGO certification in December last year, has installed the set of equipment, which inclu...

GSE & RAMP-OPS AFRICA 2019: a summary

The inaugural GSE & RAMP-OPS AFRICA brought together leaders from throughout the ground support equipment (GSE) industry and around the globe to discuss the past, present and future of the sector. A key focus of this event was the African market, although speakers covered a wide range of top...

NAC decides against renewing ground handling agreement with Air Namibia

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has not renewed a ground handling agreement with Air Namibia citing non-compliance to a number of clauses in the agreement, according to reports. The agreement between Air Namibia and NAC, which initially expired towards the end of 2018, was for the provis...

David Burgess talks ‘Ramp of the Future’ at GSE & RAMP-OPS AFRICA 2019

David Burgess of aviation services firm Swissport spoke at GSE & RAMP-OPS AFRICA 2019 about the ‘Ramp of the Future’ concept and the possibilities it provides in the ground handling industry. The ramp of the future initiative, launched by the International Air Transport Association (IATA...

GSE & RAMP-OPS AFRICA hosts opening reception in Casablanca

Key players from the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) industry convened in Casablanca last night for the first ever GSE & RAMP-OPS AFRICA event. Speakers, sponsers, exhibitors and delegates merrily congregated at the drinks reception for the North African event hosted by EVA International Medi...

NAS Uganda launches eco-friendly vehicles at Entebbe airport

National Aviation Services (NAS) Uganda - formerly Entebbe Handling Services Limited (ENHAS) - has introduced electric forklifts and tractors into its operations in the country. The 12 electric vehicles were launched by Ayub SOOMA, director of airports of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Uganda ...

NAS to provide ground handling in Mozambique from July

National Aviation Services (NAS) is to start providing ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning in July 2019. This contract will cover ramp, passenger and engineering services and include check-in, boarding, ramp handling, maintenance and cleaning, as well as import and export car...

SAHCO deploys state-of-the-art GSE to boost Port Harcourt operations

Nigerian ground handler Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) has deployed a state-of-the-art ground support equipment (GSE) to boost operations at its Port Harcourt station, reports claim. The Guardian Nigeria reports that the GSE is a high loader Air Marrel (LAM 35) which has a capac...

Investment in aviation infrastructure key to unlocking aviation growth in Africa

ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu delivered a stark caution at a workshop in Nigeria this week and called for more airport infrastructure to be built across the African continent. He said the realisation of better air connectivity in Africa, and the crucial sustainable development...

IER self-service check-in solutions unveiled at Casablanca Airport

IER self-service check-in solutions have been unveiled at new Terminal 1 at Casablanca Airport and were inaugurated last week by King Mohammed VI bringing the airport's overall capacity to 14 million passengers a year. This new terminal, operated by ONDA (National Airports Office) and described as ...

SAHCO acquires GSE as it enhances its services

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) has upgraded its operations with the acquisition of state-of-the-art ground services equipment (GSE) worth one billion Nigerian Naira (US$2.7 million). The equipment was commissioned last week at the ground handling’s Engineering and Maintenance Workshop i...

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