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NAHCO boosts operation with ground handling equipment

By Wole Oyebade
03 December 2021   |   2:52 am
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has acquired additional Ground Support Equipment to boost service delivery to local and foreign airlines.

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc. Photo: INVESTOGIST

Gets new GMD/CEO

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has acquired additional Ground Support Equipment to boost service delivery to local and foreign airlines.

The new equipment is made up of seven units of Goldhofer and Sherpa tow tractors, which are known for strength and safety.

The German-made equipment comes in six tons capacity and is built with a new generation engine and transmission, designed for all-weather and climate.

Meanwhile, NAHCO Board has approved the appointment of Indranil Gupta as the new Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, following the retirement of the incumbent GMD/CEO, Olatokunbo Fagbemi. Gupta’s appointment takes effect on December 7, 2021.

Fagbemi is the first female GMD and was appointed in December 2018. She superintended the new group structure of the company, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, kept NAHCO afloat with added value to shareholders.

And to ensure a smooth transition, Fagbemi will continue to function as the GMD/CEO until the effective date of her retirement – December 19, 2021. In view of this, the GMD/CEO designate, Gupta will assume office a day after- December 20, 2021.

Gupta is an Indian national, with about 26 years of experience in managing various aviation businesses in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa. He worked at Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bangalore International Airports as Airport Manager & Senior Airport Manager till 2007 and subsequently at Bangalore International Airport as General Manager as Head of Operations till 2016.

He also worked as the Vice President-Airport Operations & Project Delivery at GVK Airports 360 Indonesia till 2017, and Managing Director GSEZ-Airports and Director-General – AEROPORT De Libreville, Gabon, till 2020.