Plans for new national carrier gains momentum as state signs deal to buy 9 new aircraft

GHANA – The Government of Ghana has moved an inch closer towards actualizing its plan to relaunch a national carrier after it signed two aircraft purchase deals. The first deal was signed between the government and the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada at the Dubai Air Show for six Dash8-400 aircraft for its soon to be launched national airline. The new deal, signed by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, is expected to boost Ghana’s dream of seeing to it that a new national airline hits the skies. Following the…

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Ghana to acquire US$150m aircraft engines from General Electric for re-launch of national carrier

GHANA — The Republic of Ghana has announced its intent to purchase GEnx-1B engines for its three Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will be used to re-launch its grounded national airline. A statement from the aircraft engine supplier, General Electric revealed that engine order from Ghana is valued at more than $150 million list price. While announcing the engine order receipt from Ghana, GEnx program General Manager Mahendra Nair said, “GE Aviation is honored to provide GEnx engines for the new 787 Dreamliners that Ghana will acquire to re-launch a national…

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