Aircraft giant to open operational base in Nigeria

Aircraft giant to open operational base in Nigeria

EUROPEAN aircraft manufacturing giant and lessor Airbus Group wants to  open an operational office in Nigeria. Airbus Group Vice President for Africa Vincent Larnicol broke the news last week during a visit to the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika. He informed Sirika of the group’s interest in government’s plans to  attract concession into  the sector.

Larnicol told Sirika that the company has expanded  its strong European roots to move forward  with fully owned subsidiaries in the United States (US), China, Japan, India and the Middle East . He said the group has spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing, Dubai and Singapore.

The group, according to him, has  engineering and training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Wichita, Hamburg, Bangalore and Beijing; with more than  150 field service offices across the  world. The intention to open an office in Nigeria, Airbus said, was a mark of confidence in the government’s agenda for the aviation industry. Read more

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