Boeing optimistic about Africa’s aviation and plans to deliver 57 civil aircraft
The US aircraft manufacturer’s 2021 order book includes five Boeing 737 MAXs to be delivered to Comair Limited in South Africa, 18 Boeing 737 MAXs and nine Boeing 787-9s to be delivered to Air Peace and Arik Air in Nigeria, as well as 25 Boeing 737s to be delivered to Ethiopian Airlines, according to information available on 30 September.
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▪ Boeing optimistic about Africa’s aviation and plans to deliver 57 civil aircraft
▪ The US aircraft manufacturer’s 2021 order book includes five Boeing 737 MAXs to be delivered to Comair Limited in South Africa, 18 Boeing 737 MAXs and nine Boeing 787-9s to be delivered to Air Peace and Arik Air in Nigeria, as well as 25 Boeing 737s to be delivered to Ethiopian Airlines, according to information available on 30 September.
Boeing’s growth prospects for the continent’s commercial aviation market should make this pipeline even fuller. Boeing expects 1,030 aircraft to be handed over by manufacturers to African airlines over the next 20 years, representing a market worth $160 billion, plus $235 billion in maintenance, repair and overhaul services. As a result, Africa’s commercial aircraft fleet is expected to reach 1,560 aircraft by 2040.
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