Shaheen Airport Services (SAPS) the Ground Handling Agency, is a project of Shaheen Foundation a welfare organization established by Pakistan Air Force. SAPS Aviation College was established as a Training Centre at Karachi in February 1999 to provide training to SAPS personnel for Passenger Services, Cargo Services and Ramp Operations.
The need for quality training was inherently imbedded in SAPS because of the highest operational standards desired by the Chief of Air Staff PAF, Chairman Committee of Administration, Shaheen Foundation, PAF. Therefore; Satellite Training Centers were also set up at Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar to enhance the ambit of training and the scope was expanded to include Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), Flight Operations Officer (FOO) Course, refresher training, and ETOPS.
CAA approvals were obtained for the Training Facilities, Instructors and the CAA regulated courses. FOO course is popular amongst the general public because of our quality of training and comparatively low charges, while DGR and other courses are the first choice of airlines and aviation organizations which care to provide quality training to their human resource.
Shaheen Foundation is a Trust of Pakistan Air Force. It was established in 1977 under the Charitable Endowment Act 1890. Shaheen Foundation was created to promote Welfare Activities for the benefit of serving and retired PAF personnel including civilians and their dependents, and to this end the foundation generates funds through Industrial and Commercial Enterprises.
SAPS is the Largest Ground Handling Company of Pakistan. It was established in 1982 with its Head Office at Jinnah Int’l Airport, Karachi. A member of IATA Ground Handling Council, it employs over 2000 trained workforce to provide ground handling services of international standards as per IATA and CAA regulations to scheduled and non – scheduled carriers at all Major Airports in Pakistan i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, Quetta and Faisalabad. SAPS also provides services at Remote Airports at Rahim Yar Khan, Sukkur, Chandana, Mohin-Jo-Daro, Nawab Shah, Kadanwari, Gawadar and Pasni.