Aircraft manufacturers jostle for African market


The African market is fast becoming a centre of attraction to aircraft maunfacturers all over the world. Aviation Correspondent, Kelvin Osa-Okunbor reports on the development and its promises for the continent’s carriers.

Major aircraft manufacturers – Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, ATR and others – are in fierce competition to have their aircraft types dominate the fleet of Nigerian and other African carriers, investigations have revealed.

The push for the dominance is coming on the heels of market survey studies, which revealed Africa as the new frontier market for the growth of global air transport.

Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier’s surveys indicate the demand for their aircraft types in Africa as the next destination for growth.

Besides the reports, many African…

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