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Nigeria Would Consider China’s C919

Nigeria will explore purchasing China’s recently certified C919 passenger jet as it expands the country’s nascent airline Nigeria Air

COMAC C919 aircraft Receives more than 1,000 jet orders

According to aviation minister Hadi Sirika, Nigeria will explore purchasing China’s recently certified C919 passenger jet as it expands the country’s nascent airline Nigeria Air to 30 aircraft by about 2025. Reuters reported 

A combination of Airbus (AIR.PA) and Boeing (BA.N) aircraft will be used by the new airline, according to Sirika, who also noted that the company is open to considering the Chinese narrowbody jet, which Chinese regulators approved on Friday.

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COMAC C919 Successfully Completes Flight Tests(Opens in a new browser tab)

According to the official Xinhua News Agency, the first C919 aircraft, which is intended to compete with well-liked single-aisle versions produced by Airbus and Boeing, will be delivered by the end of the year.

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Although the timing of the plane’s certification by the US or EU, which would enable sales in the majority of overseas markets, is still unknown, industry analysts estimate that it will take China up to ten years to seriously challenge the current Boeing-Airbus monopoly.

China certifies C919 jet to compete with Airbus and Boeing(Opens in a new browser tab)

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He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)gmail.com

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