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Aviation Services

Introduction

Siginon Aviation Services assures you of timely and secure handling of your air cargo granting you peace of mind.

Our scope of services extend from air cargo handling, ground handling and ramp handling.

Siginon Aviation Offices


AIR CARGO IN KENYA

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

JomoKenyatta International Airport is Kenya's largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in East Africa. Its importance as an aviation center makes it the pace setter for other airports in the region.


JKIA has five cargo facilities with a capacity to handle 200,000 tonnes of cargo annually, and an animal holding facility which occupies 4,318.95ft.


Eldoret International Airport (EIA)

The airport is located some 16 kilometers south from Eldoret Town on the Eldoret-Kisumu road. The airport is open from Monday to Sunday from 0330hours to 1730hours GMT, but the hours can be extended on request. The airport has scheduled international cargo flights and several ad hoc freighters on a weekly basis.


About Us:

Siginon Aviation is part of the Siginon Group Ltd, a leading logistics solutions provider in Kenya combining Sea, Air, Road and Rail transportation with Clearing, Forwarding & Warehousing from source to doorstep within Kenyan and the landlocked neighboring countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan and Northern DRC.


Siginon Aviation

Siginon Aviation is a leading player in ground handling operations. We have been in operation since 1997 in the East African region with operations in both Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and at the Eldoret International Airport (EIA).


Following consultation with various aviation industry experts and taking into account the airline customer’s demands for a safe, secure and efficient cargo handling, Siginon Aviation embarked on the over USD 10 Million dollar, state of the art air cargo terminal on the airside of the JKIA Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. This unique facility boasts of having the longest access to the airside as well as offers the unique proximity to the passenger terminal. This therefore provides ease in handling cargo loaded in a freighter or passenger aircraft.


Siginon Aviation at a glance:

  • Cargo handled: General, Perishables, Express, Valuables, dangerous goods, Live Animals
  • Annual cargo capacity – 60,000 Tonnes
  • Total warehouse space – 5,000SQM
  • Office available – 2000SQM
  • No. of X-ray scanners – 3
  • No. of truck docks – 11
  • No. of container work stations – 6
  • No. of CCTV cameras – 134
  • Capacity of standby generator - 500KVA
  • Water storage capacity - 100,000 liters
  • Certifications –IATA, ISAGO, RA3


The design and structure of this terminal has been guided by global standards of optimal cargo handling underlined by focusing on safety, security and efficiency as the key principles. It is noteworthy that Siginon Aviation is ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operators) certified and an RA3 operator. Siginon Aviation currently serves leading global cargo airlines such as Cargolux, Singapore Air and Safari Express for over a decade.


Airlines we currently handle:


Siginon Aviation (Nairobi)

  • Cargo lux
  • Singapore Air
  • Safari Express
  • Juba Airways
  • Magma Aviation
  • Afrika Express
  • UNHAS
  • East African
  • Fly 540
  • ECO flight
  • Sky world
  • Qatar Cargo


Siginon Aviation (Eldoret)

  • Emirates Air Cargo
  • Etihad Cargo


Cargo We Handle:

At Siginon Aviation we handle all types of cargo including but not limited to General, Perishable, Express, Courier, Valuable, Vulnerable, Dangerous Goods and Live animals.  Our operations staff members are all fully trained and meet IATA standards, with regular refresher courses as a standard in our operations.


Available Facilities:

Some of the features of the new air cargo terminal include a general cargo warehouse with an annual throughput of 60,000 tonnes, specialized storage areas for dangerous goods (DGR), temperature sensitive and oversized cargo, 2000 square meter of basement parking for transit vehicles as well as office space to cater for customer service, banking halls, airline, customs authorities and offices.


Perishables Cargo Warehouse:

Kenya is one of the leading flower exporters in Africa with its key markets in Europe. As such there is demand for cold chain facilities to handle the highly perishable stems from the flower farms to its consignee in perfect condition.


The Siginon Aviation terminal includes a perishables centre with 5,000 square metre of cold room floor space with storage space for 100 units to palletised cargo. In addition, the storage area will be at 2 degrees with a pallet building area at 10 degrees. Trucks will also have off loading dock levellers within a temperature controlled area with elevated work stations.


Perishables Cargo Warehouse – at a glance:

  • Cold room space – 5,000 square metre
  • Storage space – 100 units to palletised cargo
  • Storage area temperatures – 2 degrees centigrade
  • Pallet building area – 10 degrees centigrade


Safety and Security

Siginon Aviation is a high security controlled area. We appreciate that cargo safety and security is at the heart of an efficient operation. We have a running safety and security program that is spearheaded by Siginon. Aviation’s Safety and Security Manager. The air cargo terminal is also fitted with state of the art security equipment to ensure the entire cargo handling process is sanitized with minimal room for external intervention.

Some of the security equipment in place include:

  • CCTV surveillance
  • X-ray cargo scanners
  • Intruder Alarm systems
  • Access control cards
  • Security guards


Our People:

Siginon Aviation comprises of a professional, customer focused service team. Driven by the ‘Siginon Way’ mode of customer excellence, our staff is committed to ensure customer satisfaction by exceeding expectations. All our staff have undergone DGR training and they are therefore well capable to handle from the most sensitive to out of gauge cargo.


IT system and applications

Siginon uses Cargo-Spot system for cargo handling. With Kenya government going the single window way for customs clearance, we have complied and have been instrumental in the roll out. We use SAP systems for cargo location tracing and tracking.


Cargo spot

Siginon Aviation uses Cargospot which ensures that all the cargo operations we undertake are accurate, efficient and timely reporting.


SAP ERP:

SAP ERP facilitates all our business operations and enables for ease in interfacing with third parties.


WHY SIGINON:

  • Assured Cargo security - ISAGO standards certified
  • Convenient online cargo clearance; with Cargo-spot
  • Storage options in cold rooms, transit and bonded warehouses
  • Combined supply chain services through our subsidiaries for  road transport, cargo handling, 3PL, ramp handling
  • Dedicated Account Manager and Staff
  • Cost effective service – low overheads
  • Personalized and Quality Services – ISO Standards certified
  • In house customs operations – One Stop Shop
  • Agreed Competitive terminal handling rates particularly to heavy shippers as well as the regular customers.


OUR CONTACTS

Siginon Aviation-Air Cargo Terminal - Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA),

T: +254 (0)20 263 6764/ 2642961/ 2643627

+ 254 728 970760/ 722 20 5004


Siginon Aviation-Air Cargo Terminal – Eldoret

Eldoret International Airport

T: 020 2342662

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