The equipment is a High loader Air Marrel (LAM 35); a 35 tonnes capacity self-propelled heavy-duty main deck loader that also has the capacity to load and offload containers up to 40 tonnes.
It offers the most advanced features required by the end-user, including a clear deck for the loading and offloading of oversized loads, which is also able to operate under severe weather and suitable for use of lower deck to handle pallets.The GSE can also be used by wide-body aircraft like A380, B777 and the likes.
The GSE was built by AirMarrel, a major Ground Support manufacturer and exporter of cargo loaders and transporter based in France.Manager, Corporate Communications, Vanessa Uansohia, observed that the equipment is one of the most technologically advanced in today’s market, modeled according to specifications of European airlines, especially those specialised in cargo operations.
She added that SAHCO is the most widely spread out ground handling company in Nigeria with presence in all commercially operated airports.
“Hence, the need to ensure quality deliveries across stations. With the LAM 35, loading and offloading can be done in record time efficiently which is a feat that SAHCO is known for.
“This new GSE, whose capacity is the only one in the country, is a further assurance to clients on safe, speedy and efficient ground handling services. This is also a testament that SAHCO will continue to go to any length to maintain and exceed client expectations,” Uansohia said.
The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC is a Ra3 and IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certified Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider, offering services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling/Warehousing, Training Services, Aviation Security, Baggage reconciliation, Hospitality/Lounge services, and other related Ground Handling Services, in all the commercially operated airports across Nigeria.