In a fast paced week for the programme, Environmentally friendly Africa Airways has signed a memorandum of knowledge for fifty A220-three hundred aircraft from Airbus.
The order from Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline is one particular of the major to be placed globally for the A220 and the biggest ever from the African continent.
Babawande Afolabi, chief govt of Environmentally friendly Africa Airways, stated: “Together with Airbus, we are exceptionally happy to announce the biggest order ever for the A220 from the African continent.
“The Environmentally friendly Africa story is a story of entrepreneurial boldness, strategic foresight and an unwavering commitment to using the power of air vacation to create a improved upcoming.”
The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-created for the a hundred-150 seat sector it seeks to produce gas efficiency and widebody passenger ease and comfort in a single-aisle aircraft.
At the stop of January, the A220 had accumulated 658 orders.
Airbus chief commercial officer, Christian Scherer, speaking from the Singapore Airshow, additional: “We are fired up about the Environmentally friendly Africa venture, its respectable ambition and its professionalism, evidenced by their most discerning alternative for their working belongings.
“The one of a kind traits of the A220 will make it possible for the airline to unlock destinations and route pairs that earlier would have been deemed non-practical.
“We glimpse ahead to our partnership with Environmentally friendly Africa and to accompany their enhancement with the most productive aircraft in its course.”