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 billion, the largest aircraft agreement from Africa, and will be reflected on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once finalized.“Today is a historic day for the Nigerian and African aviation industry,” said Babawande Afolabi, Founder & CEO, Green Africa Airways. “This...

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 and commenced flight operations in late 2017. Prior to flyadeal, Nathan served as SVP of Maintenance & Engineering at SpiceJet Airlines in India. As a Nominated Postholder at SpiceJet, he had overall responsibility for the technical function and establishment of...

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, and Virasb Vahidi, former CCO of American Airlines. The new airline has received an Air Transport License (ATL) from the Nigerian Government, commenced its Air Operating Certificate (AOC) process and is in conversations with leading aircraft manufacturers. Green Africa Airways...