Nigeria must target 160 aircraft by 2042 — Airbus

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By Ezra Ukanwa, Abuja

Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, has revealed that Nigeria must aim to acquire at least 160 aircraft by the year 2042.

Speaking at a media briefing held on Tuesday, ahead of the 7th Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition opening, in Abuja, the company’s marketing director for Africa, Joel Ellers, emphasized that this move is crucial to keep up with the projected growth in air traffic within the country.

“Airline Business modules are different; we will always work out the best module for Nigerian Airline operators. By 2042, there will be a need for 159 additional Aircraft to service Nigeria’s market,” he said.

He said the number of aircraft includes 131 single-aisle aircraft such as the A220, A320 families, and 28 widebody aircraft such as the A330 and A350 families serving the Nigerian market in the next two decades.

He explained that in the wider African continent, 1180 new aircraft would be needed for the continent by 2042, made…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper