Showing posts with label Green Africa Airways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Green Africa Airways. Show all posts

11 March, 2020

Green Africa welcomes new staff

Green Africa Welcomes 100 New Staff  - 30 Pilots, 30 Engineers and 40 Cabin Crew Members.

Geen Africa, the Nigerian low-cost start-up airline continues to gear up for its first commercial flight with the recruitment of  30 pilots, 30 engineers and 40 cabin crew members whom will be joining its founding team to drive the vision.

Initial recruitment for these highly skilled roles commenced in 2019 with talent from Nigeria and across the African continent taking the front seat. Each pilot went through a psychometric evaluation administered through the European Pilot Selection and Training (EPST) program and selected pilots were evaluated for non-technical and technical skills in a full-flight simulator. The qualified engineers are all B1 and B2 rated with clear understanding of avionics, electronic systems, engines and airframes as mandated by the NCAA. The cabin crew are all experienced with strong cognitive attitude and lateral thinking capabilities to deliver the unique customer experience Green Africa is aiming for. 

14 February, 2020

Green Africa signs MoU for 50 Airbus A220s

Green Africa Airways, Nigeria’s Lagos-based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent.

Babawande Afolabi, Founder & CEO of Green Africa Airways said: “Together with Airbus, we are incredibly proud to announce the largest order ever for the A220 from the African continent. The Green Africa story is a story of entrepreneurial boldness, strategic foresight and an unwavering commitment to using the power of air travel to create a better future.”

Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer, speaking from the Singapore Airshow, added: “We are excited about the Green Africa project, its legitimate ambition and its professionalism, evidenced by their most discerning choice for their operating assets. The unique characteristics of the A220 will allow the airline to unlock destinations and route pairs that previously would have been considered non-viable. We look forward to our partnership with Green Africa and to accompany their development with the most efficient aircraft in its class.”

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous-generation aircraft, along with significantly lower emissions and a reduced noise footprint. The A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft. At the end of January 2020, the A220 had accumulated 658 orders.

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21 December, 2018

Massive commitment for 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from Green Africa Airways

Green Africa Airways      Photo Boeing
In an almost unbelievable press release, the American aircraft maker Boeing has announced that the Lagos-based Green Africa Airways has made a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

If you've not heard of Green Africa Airways, don't worry, most haven't, it will be a value low-cost airline based in Lagos, Nigeria. The firm aims to offer safe, quality and affordable air travel and be a significant contributor to the economic development of Nigeria and the African continent. The new airline has received its Air Transport License from the Nigerian government and is supported by a group of senior industry figures, including Tom Horton, former Chairman and CEO of American Airlines, William Shaw, Founder and former CEO of VivaColombia and Virasb Vahidi, former CCO of American Airlines.