Who we are

The Tradewinds Aviation Services is the result of the merger in 2005 of two aviation service providers, thereby consolidated over five decades of combined experience in the civil aviation industry in general, and in ground handling and logistics in particular. Our aim was to bring together the best in the industry to create a dynamic and vibrant establishment that has now become the premier indigenous aviation services company in this region. Over the last decade, we have built a formidable enterprise, serving both local and international markets, in the fields of ground handling, logistics and now offering specialised aviation-related careers training.

From our operations base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, Tradewinds has stations in Mombasa, Ukunda, Lamu, Malindi and Wajir. We are the sole ground handling provider at Ukunda, Isiolo and Kisumu International Airport, from where we also serve Eldoret International Airport. We now boast over 800 employees, making us one of the leading employers in the industry in this region. Our goal is to consolidate our success locally and to expand into the regional and international arenas.

Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission is to provide exceptional service to our customers through dedication,
excellence and honesty.

Our Vision is to be the global leader in aviation industry services and solutions. By
understanding our customers’ needs and working in teams to deliver service that exceeds
expectations, we believe that we will continue to earn and sustain their trust and respect.

We value:
integrity. We are proud to practice ethical and professional business. Our word is
an unbreakable promise, and when we commit to mutually agreed-on processes,
we make certain that we operate above board, within budget, and follow the rules
of professional conduct.
safety. Our operational procedures draw on international best practices of all-
round safety for our clients, staff and other partners. We are regularly audited and
certified by industry associations, and our staff are up-to-date on globally accepted
safety and security standards.
teamwork. We work best as dedicated teams providing bespoke solutions. Our
staff are trained to collaborate with clients, while engaging among themselves to
deliver efficiency and customer satisfaction.
communication excellence. In every step of the process, we ensure that clients
are aware of the status of the assignment. We have invested in technology and
training to provide you continuous feedback, leaving you to concentrate on your
core businesses.