The Chairman of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), Dr Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi (MON) has been inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame by the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN). The induction, according to a press statement from SAHCOL, was held at summit/awards organized by AFARN at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja.
Also SAHCOL was honoured with the award of the ‘Most Efficient Ground Handling Company’ of the year.
The President of AFARN, Kingsley Nwokoma described Dr Taiwo Afolabi (MON) as an hero who is worthy of emulation having given his all to grow the aviation industry in Nigeria, buying over and transforming a crippling company to the world class company that it is today.
According to the statement, SAHCOL was selected for the ‘Most Efficient Ground Handling Company’ award due to the unmatched impact it has made in the industry. Nwokoma disclosed that the event was organized to induct great and legendary aviators in their life time, who have demonstrated uncommon qualities in their line of duties. Stating that they do not believe in celebrating individuals after they are dead, emphasizing that the survival and growth of the industry is a major concern and encourages professionals to remain steadfast in their safety consciousness.
Meanwhile, Max Air has picked SAHCOL as its preferred Ground Handling partner at Kano and Abuja airports as it resumes its domestic operation in Nigeria. The contract is to provide passenger, ramp and cargo handling services to Max Air at these stations.
SAHCOL, a wholly indigenous aviation ground handling company provides Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew bus and Executive Lounge services and other related Ground Handling services for World best Airlines, originating within Nigeria and from various parts of the Continent.