NIGERIA: NAHCO Offers Aircraft Disinfection Service To Airlines

After a successful simulation exercise for the resumption of flights by the Ministry of aviation, in conjunction with all aviation stakeholders, which NAHCO Plc successfully carried out aircraft disinfection, the company has now extended the service to all its client- airlines, in partnership with Multi-Level Innovation Services Ltd/Raven Hygiene.

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO), has offered its disinfection service to all airlines, in a bid to continually combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic and keep air travellers safe.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by Head, Corporate Communications, Samuel Akinrinmade.

NAHCO explained that the disinfection service is a technical process that involves the use of fully kitted Cabin Appearance personnel.

The process also includes the use of sophisticated machines, specially formulated and non injurious chemicals to fumigate and clean an aircraft.

Akinrinmade stated that the company has extended the service to all its client- airlines in partnership with Multi-Level Innovation Services Ltd/Raven Hygiene.

“NAHCO currently provides disinfection service to Virgin Atlantic, Egypt Air, Qatar Airways and Rwanda Air, while Fly Dubai and Salam Air are handled on an ad-hoc basis.

“NAHCO is poised to providing safe and convenient aircraft disinfection to all its numerous clients, as well as those who may wish to join the service in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s guidelines.

“In view of the rampaging COVID-19 virus, and the need to ensure that the aircraft are safe for use, we have partnered with Multi-Level Innovation Services Ltd, represented by Raven Hygiene to offer this ingenious service to our clients.

“This is aside our regular aircraft cleaning. This is a highly technical process that has been put in place to aid the industry in the fight against COVID-19 and we have a specially trained team in this regard,’’ Akinrinmade said.

Akinrinmade said, the responses from their existing clients have been highly encouraging and called on other airlines to join hands with NAHCO to ensure the skies are made safer.

The Managing Director of Raven Hygiene, Mr Adeniyi Makanjuola, confirmed the collaboration between the two companies to the need to fill a vacuum saying, “NAHCO being a credible ground handling company with the interest of its clients at heart chose to pioneer this service offering, and “we are glad to have partnered with NAHCO.”


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