In a busy week for the programme, Inexperienced Africa Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding for 50 A220-300 plane from Airbus.
The order from Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline is among the largest to be positioned globally for the A220 and the most important ever from the African continent.
Babawande Afolabi, chief govt of Inexperienced Africa Airways, mentioned: “Along with Airbus, we’re extremely proud to announce the most important order ever for the A220 from the African continent.
“The Inexperienced Africa story is a narrative of entrepreneurial boldness, strategic foresight and an unwavering dedication to utilizing the facility of air journey to create a greater future.”
The A220 is the one plane purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it seeks to ship gasoline effectivity and widebody passenger consolation in a single-aisle plane.
On the finish of January, the A220 had collected 658 orders.
Airbus chief business officer, Christian Scherer, talking from the Singapore Airshow, added: “We’re excited concerning the Inexperienced Africa undertaking, its legit ambition and its professionalism, evidenced by their most discerning selection for his or her working belongings.
“The distinctive traits of the A220 will enable the airline to unlock locations and route pairs that beforehand would have been thought of non-viable.
“We look ahead to our partnership with Inexperienced Africa and to accompany their growth with probably the most environment friendly plane in its class.”