13 February 2020, Thursday 10:19:39

Airbus Nears Deal With Nigeria’s Green Africa for 100 A220s

European plane maker Airbus SE is close to securing a 100 aircraft deal from a Nigerian startup airline that previously announced plans to buy Boeing Co. 737 MAX jets, according to people familiar with the plans.

The Nigerian startup airline previously announced plans to buy 100 of Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jets.

European plane maker Airbus SE is close to securing a 100 aircraft deal from a Nigerian startup airline that previously announced plans to buy Boeing Co. 737 MAX jets, according to people familiar with the plans.

The deal between Airbus and Green Africa Airways could be announced as soon as Thursday, one of the people said. The carrier would buy Airbus A220 planes which seat about 130 passengers.

The Nigerian startup airline turned to Airbus amid uncertainty about when it would start receiving its MAX jets to be able to commence service, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking.

Airbus Nears Deal With Nigeria’s Green Africa for 100 A220s

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