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The commitment represents the largest aircraft deal ever for the African continent Nigerian value airline selects market-leading 737 MAX to build its flagship fleet Continent’s fleet forecast to more than double over next 20 years. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways today announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations. The total deal carries a list-price of $11.7...

Green Africa Airways recently announced that it has appointed Nathan Smith, Lara Yusuff, Kristof Hegedus and Jasmine Dhillon as Directors of Maintenance & Engineering, Quality & Safety, Ground Operations and Cabin Services, respectively. Nathan Smith is a seasoned industry leader with almost 40 years of aviation experience. He most recently established Maintenance, Engineering and the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Organization (CAMO) program at flyadeal airlines, the low-cost subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines. Flyadeal received its AOC in less than 12 months...

Green Africa Airways announced today that it has completed its Series A round of financing with Kuramo Capital, a Pan African independent investment management group based in New York with additional offices in Lagos and Nairobi. As part of the new investment, Green Africa Airways has also formed an advisory board of senior industry leaders led by Tom Horton, former CEO & Chairman of American Airlines and former Chairman of oneworld Alliance, William Shaw, Founder & former CEO of VivaColombia,...

Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has appointed Caribbean Airlines Vice President of Operations Jag Singh as COO and former JetBlue Airways Vice President-Flight Operations Bart Roberts as Safety Review Board Chairman.Mr. Singh is a senior industry leader with over 35 years of experience. As well as serving as VP-Operations with Caribbean Airlines, Singh has twice held the role of Caribbean Airlines acting CEO in 2013-14 and 2016-17.Mr. Roberts also has more than 30 years’ aviation experience, including management roles at...