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NAS DAR AIRCO Partners with Kilolo District Council for Community Welfare Initiative

Dar es Salam, Tanzania : Friday, July 12, 2019

National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, through its joint venture in Tanzania, has partnered with the Kilolo District Council, to support community welfare initiatives in the district. Through this partnership, NAS Dar Airco will contribute to health, education and tourism promotion to benefit the local population.

The agreement was signed by Miguel Serra, General Manager NAS DAR Airco, and Aloyce Kwezi, Kilolo District Council’s Executive Director.

The first initiative launched recently included the construction of staff housing for the $2 million Kilolo District Hospital that is currently in the final stages of completion. The hospital is one of its kind and aims to provide upgraded healthcare and skilled medical professionals.

NAS will support the construction of the housing complex with a contribution of $22,000. This complex will accommodate doctors, nurses and other general staff serving the hospital.

Miguel Serra who is driving these corporate social responsibly initiatives said “NAS Dar Airco has a strong presence in Tanzania with ground handling and cargo operations at three major airports including Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Dodoma. Since we started operations in the country in 2016, we have also contributed significantly to the aviation industry in Tanzania. As our business grows, so does our social responsibility to the communities we live and work in. By partnering with the Kilolo District Council we hope to do our part in supporting the government’s efforts to provide quality healthcare to the local population.”

Present in over 40 airports across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, NAS provides ground handling services to seven of the world’s top ten airlines and has an average on-time performance (OTP) of 98 percent across its operations. The company is ISAGO, ISO, OHSAS and RA3 certified and has demonstrated expertise in supporting local hub carriers in these countries. NAS also manages over 40 airport lounges and offers an expanded portfolio of aviation services that include cargo management, technology solutions and training.