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History of DAS Handling

DAS HANDLING is a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Uganda and located at Entebbe International Airport. In 1996,DAS Handling Ltd was granted a self-handling concession by the Civil Aviation Authority. Over the years, Das Handling Ltd has built up a respectable operation and dedicated experience in ground handling at Entebbe International Airport.

As a result of this and in further anticipation of growing business in the airline industry in East Africa, we have made substantial investments in ground handling equipment, infrastructure, quality management systems and safety procedures, as well as in our 322 strong human resource capital.

Milestone

Up until 2002, this Airport's ground handling service was under the monopoly of one handling company. However, after liberalization DAS Handling Ltd successfully bid for this service at Entebbe International Airport and was granted a five-year (renewable) Commercial Operator's license. Within a short time, while using its laid out infrastructure and equipment, DAS managed to provide quality passenger handling services to the flying public as part of its commitment to offering safe and efficient services to its clientèle. Since then a number of airlines have been benefiting from DAS' services , namely Kenya Airways, Etihad Airways, Fly-Sax, RwandAir, South Supreme Airlines, FastJet, Precision Air, African Express, Mango Airlines, CETRACA Service Air, SkyJet Aviation, Feeder Airlines and a number of UN contracted flights from Hadid International, Mixjet, VistaJet, Jetex Flight Support, Continental Jet Services, Askari Aviation.

Because of our continued provision of quality services, one of our main client’s, Kenya Airways has been awarded the best on-time performing station for a period of two years in a row (Entebbe Station).

Our Core Values

Integrity
Respect
Accountability
Innovation
Teamwork

Our Vision

"To achieve sustained growth by providing world-class services to our partners"

Services

What we do

  • Aircraft Ramp & Cargo

    Services

    DAS Handling Ltd has its own infrastructure at Entebbe International Airport.

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  • Passenger Handling

    Services

    DAS’ Passenger Services team provides check-in, escort and pre-flight editing services and handles over 126,000 passengers per annum at Entebbe International Airport.

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  • Mechanical & Electrical

    Services

    Our Mechanical Workshop at Sebugwawo Drive is the biggest at Entebbe International Airport.

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  • office Space

    Services

    2,500 square meters of Office space 200 meters from the airport.

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  • Warehouse Space

    Services

    Warehouse facilities at less than 200 meters from the airport.

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  • Cold Storage

    Services

    Long term cold-storage facilities at less than 200 meters from Entebbe International Airport.

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Aircraft Ramp and Cargo Services

DAS Handling Ltd has its own infrastructure at Entebbe International Airport that includes an outstanding cold-storage facility with a capacity to handle up to 1,000 tons of perishable goods at client's desired temperatures. The facility is operated by highly qualified staff and provides employment for over 50 workers. This facility was commissioned in April 2002 by His Excellency the President of Uganda. Within its short time of operation the facility now handles 70% of horticulture and fish exports out of Entebbe International Airport, using only 50% of its capacity. Amongst the prominent horticulture and fish shippers using our facility are Greenfields, Caladero, Uganda Fish Packers, Es-ko International, Hwang Sung, Amfri Farms, Fresh Handling Ltd, Rosebud and Wagagai. DAS Cargo includes a modern warehousing facility that is well equipped and capable of handling a variety of cargo services. The facility includes multi temperature warehouses for dry, chilled & frozen items.

Our handling facilities cover:

- Warehouse facilities of over 3,000 square meters

- Chiller/freezer storage & cold room up to 120 tons of cargo

- Forklifts of up to 15 tons capacity

- Strong room, DGR (all classes)

- CCTV and 24 hour security services

- Designed to handle fragile goods & hazardous materials

- Import - Export breakdown/build-up facilities

DAS Ramp services offer a comprehensive range of ground support equipment to client airlines ranging from; passenger steps, conveyor belts, push-back tractors, pallet movers, baggage and container dollies, GPU’s, forklifts, cargo loaders to passenger bus.

Passenger Handling Services

DAS’ Passenger Services team provides check-in, escort and pre-flight editing services and handles over 126,000 passengers per annum at Entebbe International Airport.

- Check-in formalities using SITA CUTE & CODECO systems

- Boarding Pass & Baggage Tagging

- Load Planning & Pre-Flight Editing

- Passenger Manifests & Seat Allocation

- Arrival & Transit Services

Arriving passengers are guided from the aircraft gate through immigration & baggage-claim formalities until the arrival hall. Transit passengers are guided to the transfer area where our staff provide the necessary services to assist them to their onward connecting flights.

Mechanical and Electrical Services

Our Mechanical Workshop at Sebugwawo Drive is the biggest at Entebbe International Airport, providing in-house maintenance and technical support covering engine overhaul, electrical wiring, hydraulic testing, welding, panel beating, body spraying e.t.c. GSE Maintenance Workshop is responsible for the complete GSE maintenance activities for motorized and non-motorized equipment as per the manufacturer's recommendations based on the maintenance plan achieved by highly qualified technicians. By facilitating on-time departures for transit & turn-around flights, DAS Engineering enables quick and efficient ground handling services to our client airlines thereby reducing their costs.

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Portfolio

Our Clients


Client List

DAS Handling provides world class services to clients of all kinds in the aviation services.
One of our clients, Kenya Airways has been awarded the best on-time performing station for two years in a row.

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Kenya Airways Cargo Handling

Cargo Loading, by our professional staff

DAS Handling Ltd, won the contract to handle airline cargo for Kenya Airways for a period of 5 years which has led to the airline's quality services for the last two years winning an Award. for the best on-time performing station.

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DAS Handling handles all Kenya Airways cargo, loading, as well as passenger management and mechanical and engineering services; Kenya Airways has been awarded as the best on-time performing station for two years in a row.

DAS handling is also providing services to the following clients:

Etihad Airways, Precision Air, South Supreme Airlines, African Express, Fly-Sax,

Mango Airlines, RwandAir, FastJet,

CETRACA Service Air, SkyJet Aviation

and a number of UN contracted flights from Hadid International, Mixjet, VistaJet, Jetex Flight Support, Continental Jet Services, Askari Aviation, e.t.c.

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Fork Lifting

Fork lifting at work, operated by DAS staff

DAS Handling Ltd, won the contract to handle airline cargo for Kenya Airways for a period of 5 years which has led to the airline's quality services for the last two years winning an Award. for the best on-time performing station.

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Tariff

DAS Tariff Guide




TARIFFS EFFECTIVE 1st NOVEMBER 2014

(A) AIRCRAFT HANDLING TARIFFS IN USD

1. VIP/Charter flights to be subjected to 30% extra to published tariff.
2. Technical handling to be charged 50% of published tariff, minimum chargeable to be US$300
3. No extra charges for handling weekend, public holidays and night flights
4. Transit flights and turn around flights to be charged same rates
5. Volume rebate of up to 15% on 60 flights operated in a calendar month

  PASSENGER CARGO VIP/Special flights
CATEGORY(MTOW)   Passenger +30% Cargo +30%
A Up to 20.9tons
DH6-300,BE1900, BE200, ATR42-320, 500, 300; HS125, Mi8, ,F27-MK600, F50, PA32, C208B, PC12 Pilatus, LET410, Mi17, Mi18, DH8-Q100, 200,300; G200,
$300 $400 $400 $520
B 21.0 to 49.9tons
CRJ100,CRJ200,CRJ440, AN24,AN26, AN32, ATR72-200, 500,F28, DH8 Q400, ER140, ERJ145, F70, FAL900, FAL2000, CL600, 601,604, 800,CL850, EMB. Legacy EX600, CRJ700,CRJ900, G500, G550, EMB170, EMB175, F100,
$800 $1,000 $1,040 $1,300
C 50.0 to 94.9tons
B737-100, 200, 300, 400, 600, 700, 800, 900, BBJ, A318, A319, A320, A321, C130, L382, MD80, MD87, AN12, Mi26, ERJ190, ERJ195, GLOBAL5000, FAL50, DC9
$1,200 $2,000 $1,560 $2,600
D 95.0 to 129.9tons
TU154, M, B707, DC8 series,B727-200 Extended, B757-200,
$1,800 $2,500 $2,340 $3,250
E 130.0 to 249.9tons
B767-200, 300,400,A300B,600,1,4, IL62; L1011; B787-8,900; A330-200, 300,
$2,100 $2,700 $2,730 $3,510
F 250.0 to 379.9tons
A340-200, 300, MD11, DC10-10, 30, 40; B777 ; 100, 200, ER, LR, RXF, ERX -300, B747-200, 400; C17 BOEING
$2,300 $3,000 $3,000 $3,900
G 380.0 and above
AN124-100, 200; A380;AN225; C19
$4,000 $5,000 $5,200 $6,500

(B) CARGO (WAREHOUSE ACTIVITIES) CHARGES - ENTEBBE

IMPORTS
HANDLING (Per Kg) $0.15
GENERAL CARGO & PERISHABLES STORAGE PER DAY (per Kg.), 3days of grace, weekends included $0.05
GRACE PERIOD, NO WEEKENDS/PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 3 DAYS
COLD STORE 24hrs (per Kg.) $0.02

VALUABLES IN STRONG ROOM

(Additional)

$0.10 (MIN.$10)
RADIO ACTIVE SHIPMENTS (Additional) $0.10 (MIN.$10)
STORAGE OTHER HAZARDOUS CARGO (Additional) $0.10 (MIN.$10)
DIPLOMATIC POUCH $20
EXPORTS
HANDLING (per Kg) $0.10 Min $10.00
GENERAL CARGO STORAGE PER DAY, 3 days of grace, weekends included $0.05 Min $10.00
PERISHABLES:
Fish, Flowers HANDLING (per Kg) $0.06
Fruits & Vegetables HANDLING (per Kg) $0.04
Other food stuff in the cold room HANDLING (per Kg) $0.06
Other food stuff not in the cold room HANDLING (per Kg) $0.04
COLD STORE After 24hrs (per Kg/Per Day.)(Additional) $0.02
GENERAL CARGO STORAGE after 3 days, weekends included $0.02
BOND FEES NIL
AWB FEES NIL
AMENDMNT/CANC.OF AWB NIL

(C) CHARGES PER EQUIPMENT

NO EQUIPMENT USD
1. POTABLE WATER SERVICE 100 per service
2. TOILET SERVICE-NARROW BODY 100 per service
3. TOILET SERVICE- WIDE BODY 150 per service
4. GROUND POWER UNIT 300 per hour
5. AIRSTART UNIT 700 per service
6. AIRCRAFT TOWING (WIDE BODY) 250 per service
7. AIRCRAFT TOWING (NARROW BODY) 150 per service
8. PUSH BACK WIDE BODY 200 per service
9. PUSH BACK NARROW BODY 100 per service
10. TOW BAR- OWN TUG 75 per service
11. TRACTOR 50 per Hour
12. MAINTENANCE PLATFORM/LADDER 100 per service
13. JACKING EQUIPMENT PER SERVICE 100 per service
14. NITROGEN INFLATING ONE TYRE- WIDE BODY A/C 180 per service
15. NITROGEN FULL BOTTLE 200
16. NITROGEN INFLATING ONE TYRE- NARROW BODY A/C 100 per service
17. INFLATING THE STRUT 200 Per service
18. CRANE ABOVE 25TONS -OUTSOURCING 300 per hour
19. INTERNAL CLEANING NARROW BODY 150 per service
20. INTERNAL CLEANING MEDIUM 200 per service
21. WIND SHIELD CLEANING 50 per service
22. INTERNAL CLEANING WIDE BODY 300 per service
23. DEEP CLEANING 500 per hour
24. PASSENGER STEPS MOBILE 150 per hour
25. PASSENGER TOWABLE STEPS 100 per hour
26. AIR START FOR COOLING TYRES 350 per service
27. HAND PALLET TROLLEY 35 per service
28. CARGO DOLLY 10FT 75 per hour
29. CARGO DOLLY 20FT 100 per hour
30. CONVEYOR BELT 150 per hour
31. FORKLIFT BELOW 7 TONES 100 per hour
32. FORKLIFT ; 7TON UP TO 10TON 200 per hour
33. FORKLIFT ; 10TON UP TO 20TON 300 per hour
34. ATC FLIGHT PLAN /DISPATCHING 100 per service
35. CREW TRANSPORT TO KAMPALA-14 SEATER 300 per service
36. HIGH LOADER FMC COMMANDER 15 200 per hour
37. HIGH LOADER FMC COMMANDER 30/ K-LOADER 300 per hour
38. RAMP BUS- VAN 14 SEATER 50 per Movement
39. RAMP BUS ABOVE 14 SEATER 100 per Movement
40. MAN POWER supervisory level 40 per hour/service
41. MAN POWER – agent/clerical 20 per hour/service
42. SECURITY GUARDING(2 GUARDS) 200 per day(24 hours)
43 BAGGAGE CART 50 per service
44. AMBULIFT 300 per service
45. ELECTRIC STACKER 200 per service
46. HEADSET 150 per service
47. BIG SLOPE FOR VEHICLE OFFLOADING 250 per service
48. PAIR OF SMALL VEHICLE SLOPES 100 per service
49. AIRCRAFT WHEEL CHOCKS; PER PAIR 35 per service
50. AIRCRAFT SAFETY CONES; PER PAIR 30 per service
51 MARSHALLING 50 per service
52. PASSENGER HANDLING 30 per passenger MIN 50
53. COMMUNICATION 70 per service
54. CARGO SCREENING PER KG 0.02

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DAS in the news


DAS OBTAINS ISAGO AND IGHC CERTIFICATIONS

ISAGO Certification
IGHC Certification

DAS SIGNS HANDLING AGREEMENT WITH RWANDAIR

Entebbe Entebbe International Airport, Uganda (April 2014) – DAS Handling Ltd, ground handling service provider at Entebbe International Airport, today announced the signature of a ground handling agreement with one the of the most prominent regional airlines, namely Rwandair, effective April 16 2014.

Rwandair is one of the fastest growing regional airlines, increasing its footprint across the continent with the opening of new routes and the acquisition of next generation aircraft. Its fleet comprises 2 Boeing 737-700NG*, 2 Boeing 737-800NG, 2 regional jets CRJ900 NextGen and a new Bombardier Q400. Rwandair flies to 16 international destinations ranging from Johannesburg to Dubai and plans to further expand its network in the region in the very near future.
‘We are extremely excited that DAS has been recognized by Rwandair for its service delivery. We are committed to provide a dedicated and professional team to ensure the best possible customer experience’ said Marc Deleu, Managing Director for DAS Handling Ltd.

DAS HANDLING LTD is a ground handling service provider based at Entebbe International Airport. DAS has recently invested substantially in an extensive training program for its staff to ensure that its clients continue to enjoy highly professional services.
In addition to the acquisition of new specialized equipment like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner towbar, DAS has completely overhauled its current equipment park.
The company’s mission is to achieve sustained growth by providing world-class services to its partners and currently employs 322 people in Entebbe. The company’s web site at www.dashandling.com contains additional information.

DAS CERTIFIES AS RA3

Entebbe
Entebbe International Airport, Uganda (May 6 , 2014) – DAS Handling Ltd, ground handling service provider at Entebbe International Airport, announced today its certification as RA3 (Regulated Agent) From July 1st, 2014, all air carriers flying cargo or mail into the European Union must be aviation security validated. ACC3 is an Air Cargo or Mail Carrier (airline) that has been designated by a European Union (EU) Member State to carry cargo or mail into or through the Union from a Third Country Airport. ACC3s must ensure that all cargo and mail carried to the EU is physically screened or comes from a secure supply chain which is EU aviation security validated. To form part of the secure supply chain to an

ACC3, DAS Handling Ltd has been certified as a Third Country Regulated Agent (RA3 effective May 12 2014. The ACC3/RA3 regulation, introduced in 2012, requires carriers and cargo handlers to meet EU- standards on cargo screening measures; documentation; identification and processing of high-risk cargo; and staff recruitment as well as training ‘It is important for DAS to be recognized as RA3, it is an acknowledgement of our professional standards when it comes to cargo security and a vote of confidence in our processes”, said Marc Deleu, Managing Director for DAS Handling Ltd.

DAS HANDLING LTD is a ground handling service provider based at Entebbe International Airport. DAS has recently invested substantially in its security department to ensure maximum security of entrusted cargo and the elimination of threats to client airlines.

DAS READY FOR BOEING 787 DREAMLINER

Entebbe
Entebbe International Airport, Uganda (June 2014) – DAS Handling Ltd, ground handling service provider at Entebbe International Airport, today announced its readiness to handle one of the most advanced commercial aircraft in the world, namely the Boeing 787 recently deployed by its main customer, Kenya Airways, with the acquisition of dedicated equipment.

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a capacity of up to 250 passengers and a range of up to 8500 nautical miles (15,750 km) will enhance Kenya Airways capacity to countries in Asia, North and South America providing exceptional comfort to its clients. At the moment Kenya Airways has nine Boeing 787 Dreamliner on order scheduled for delivery between March 2014 and end of 2015. ‘As a company we are excited to be able to welcome the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Entebbe International Airport and believe it to be a milestone in a trend of major regional airlines upgrading their fleet with next generation aircraft with higher fuel efficiency and an enhanced customer experience’ said Marc Deleu, Managing Director for DAS Handling Ltd.

DAS HANDLING LTD is a ground handling service provider based at Entebbe International Airport, known for positioning Entebbe as one the best performing stations within the KQ network. DAS has recently invested substantially in an extensive training program for its staff to ensure that its clients continue to enjoy highly professional services. In addition to the acquisition of new specialized equipment DAS has completely overhauled its current equipment park.

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Tel +256-414321296
Tel +256-417706600
Mob +256-717789005
FAX +256-414321440
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