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Green Africa Airways orders 50 Airbus A220

Green Africa Airways, the Nigerian airline, based in Lagos, signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus to purchase 50 A220-300 aircraft. It is one of the biggest A220 orders worldwide and the most significant order ever placed on the African continent.

Babawande Afolabi, founder and managing director of Green Africa Airways, said that “we are incredibly proud to announce the biggest order of A220 with Airbus recorded in the African continent. The history of green Africa is marked by a spirit, corporate vision, a strategic vision, and a firm commitment to build on the power of air transport to create a better future.

Christian Scherer, commercial director of Airbus, said from Singapore Airshow that “we are excited about the Green Africa project, its ambition, and professionalism. Which is reflected in the choice of its operating assets.

The unique features of the A220 will allow the airline to offer destinations and routes considered hitherto unprofitable. We are eager to collaborate with Green Africa and support its development with the most efficient aircraft in its class. ”

The A220, the only aircraft explicitly manufactured for the market of 100 to 150 seats, has an unmatched fuel consumption. It offers the passenger comfort of a great single-aisle carrier. The aircraft Combines state-of-the-art aerodynamics with innovative materials. It has PW1500G Geared Turbofan engines from Pratt & Whitney, which reduce fuel consumption by at least 20% per seat compared to earlier generations while lowering emissions. It offers a performance comparable to that of a larger-capacity single-aisle aircraft. At the end of last January, the A220 had registered a total of 658 orders.