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NAS Kuwait Awarded Newly Introduced Aviation Ground Handling Services Operator Certificate from DGCA

Kuwait : Sunday, November 17, 2019

National Aviation Service (NAS) has been awarded the Aviation Ground Handling Services Operator Certificate by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Kuwait. Mansour Al Khezeim, General Manager of NAS Kuwait received the certification on behalf of the company.

A new license introduced by the DGCA, it aims to regulate civil aviation activities in the country and certifies that NAS is able to provide ground handling services at the Kuwait International Airport. It is the first of its kind in the region. This certificate is now, also a regulatory requirement along with the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA).

This certificate, valid for two years was awarded to NAS following an extensive audit performed by the DGCA, the Civil Aviation Security Department (CASeD) and the Aviation Security Department (ASD).

NAS has been providing ground handling services in Kuwait since 2003 and serves over 30 airlines in the country.

Present in more than 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% 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.