National airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles, has announced its recent acquisition of almost $1 million worth of new ground support equipment (GSE).
The GSE will be used to support the growth of its ground handling and cargo business and will include one main deck loader, forklift stacker and cargo 20ft palettes, towable narrow body aircraft passenger stairs, universal wide body aircraft tow bar and an aircraft water services truck.
The airline invested in electric baggage tractors and hand tugs, in a bid to reduce fuel dependency and support the drive to protect the Seychelles environment.
“Having the right tools and equipment in place, will help Air Seychelles as a ground handler to push its customer value proposition forward and remain compliant towards the service level agreements maintained with customer airlines operating at the Seychelles International Airport by delivering the ‘Service as Promised’, said Jeven Zelia, Manager, GSE.
“I am also proud of the considerable investment made in the purchase of renewable energy equipment to minimize operational costs and carbon emission footprint, as throughout our daily duties we also need to be conscious of the ecosystem we operate in.”