Africa will require 1,101 new aircraft valued at $126b by 2030 – Airbus

As Africa’s air traffic grows, and it is predicted to be above the world’s average, the continent will require 1,101 aircraft by the year 2030, an official of aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has said.

“The required aircraft include 790 single aisle aircraft such as A320 family, 273 twin aisles such as the 350 XWB, the long range A330/A340  and 38 very large aircraft such as the A380’’, Mr Alan Pardoe, Airbus Head of Marketing Communications told Nigeria’s Vanguard News in an interview February 22, 2012.

The Vanguard reports that Mr Pardoe said Airbus’s latest Global Market Forecast showed that the value of the required aircraft for Africa would be $126 billion.

By Ekow Quandzie

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