So lately, Nigeria decided to develop their own Airline.
Federal government of Nigeria said that Nigeria's new national carrier, Nigeria airline will start operation April 2022.
Hadi Sirika said they will start the airline with three rented aircraft from other operators, most likely from Europe.
Mr.Sirika said that the road map of Nigeria Air is to also set up leasing company as part of the airline - when they start the operations.
The thing is that at the moment, Nigeria doesn't have any company that rents aircraft.
The Nigerian government minister revealed to the puplic in Abuja that to buy a new aircraft will take time.
This idea seems a little far fetched because for starters Nigeria is in debt with no possible visualized payback time.
Another thing is that it'll take months to train Nigerian workers like pilots, engineers and other experts to manage the business.
Captain Tillman Gabriel said the 3 aircrafts to be rented must come from Europe but Sirika said to avoid delay and meet up with the April deadline, the aircrafts must be rented from leasing company. He said after some time, the airline will acquire 30 aircrafts in total though, the owners of the business may decide to increase the number of the plane in the future.
The deal is that Government will hold 5% shares, Nigerian entrepreneurs will hold 46% while foreign investors will hold 49% shares.
He stated that the protection, repair and overhaul facility for the service and others will start working next 12 months in Abuja and that 12,000 hectares of land might be used for the facility.
“In that 12,000 hectares of land, which all of it's far a unfastened quarter, there can be the MRO facility, a 2nd runway, new terminal building and numerous agencies,” he said.
“It goes to be an entire airport town.”
He stated the MRO partners have been addressed and that paintings might begin in April 2022 once accepted with the aid of FEC.
Sirika said that the ability could save Nigeria tens of millions of greenbacks due to the excessive cost of flying a plane out of doors the country for maintenance.
The minister stated the fee range was about $250 thousand every, to and fro.
Tilmann Gabriel, the transaction adviser to the authorities for the country wide carrier, stated efforts have been ongoing to make sure that the airlines were licensed.
“A lot of labor has been performed and it did now not start these days, alternatively it commenced three years ago. An Air Operator Certificate (AOC) is to be applied for in the next couple of days from the NCAA, that is the regulatory authority,” he stated.
The end end point is that Nigeria is planning on creating an airline called Nigeria airline. What's your take on this, is this really supposed to be our top priority now? people are complaining of hunger and price increment of many needed materials but no, it's the airline they saw to handle.
In Buhari's presidential speech, he promised the country an airline. Since he has been in power he did nothing about this or any of his proclaimed change. The only thing we saw was the increment in price and international debt. Now that his tenure is about to come to an end, he's finding a leverage to remain. Anyhow it is his plan won't work, Buhari must go.
Bobo you get mind to tell your president must go on an International website lol. This is my first reading about the aircraft. Nice to meet you