AISATS facility receives GDP certification
The Bengaluru Airfreight Terminal facility of Air India SATS Airport Services received its Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification
December 26, 2014
By Denice Cabel
The Bengaluru (BLR) Airfreight Terminal facility of Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) received its Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification, a system that ensures the quality of a pharmaceutical product is maintained throughout the distribution process.
Willy Ko, CEO, AISATS said, “AISATS has always been aligned towards establishing itself as a world-class service provider. We firmly believe in setting the benchmark for Distribution Practices and this GDP certification is a sure-footed step in the right direction. AISATS plans to continue to enhance its facilities and will look to invest in more multi-temperature control facilities to cater to the increasing demand of temperature-controlled cargo.”
The BLR Airfreight Terminal was the first air cargo terminal in India to introduce carton clamps on its forklifts for more efficient handling of loose cargo, as well as the first to introduce the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) and Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) equipment to assist in the smooth handling of cargo. It also has the distinction of being the first Air Cargo Terminal in India, Middle East and Africa region to be awarded a TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) Class A certification. In addition, this facility also recently launched an e-freight initiative, a step towards improving efficiency while contributing towards environmental sustainability.