Government of Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding with the world's largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, Boeing to purchase three the 787-9 Dreamliner for the operation of the new national airline.
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The MOU was signed by the Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda and Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company in Dubai.
The MOU was signed at a list price value of $877.5 million according to list prices.
Mr . Adda said Boeing Dreamliner is an efficient and flexible aircraft that can help Ghana in the re-launch of its international and domestic carrier.
"The 787 has an excellent reputation for its operational performance, fuel efficiency and passenger experience and we are confident that we have the right partner for our new carrier,” the Aviation Minister said.
He further noted that the new Ghana airline will be a strategic hub that will serve cities across West Africa. He also hinted that the new Ghana carrier will ply Europe, North America and Asia.
On his part, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company, Ihssane Mounir said Boeing is pleased to work with Ghana in re-lauching a new carrier.
"We look forward to working with the government on an integrated solution that includes the 787-9 Dreamliner and aviation services to support the new airline and provide a superior experience for its future passengers,” he noted.
The 787-9 is part of a family of three airplanes that offer long ranges and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market.
The 787-9 can carry 296 passengers and fly up to 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 kms), while reducing fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent compared to older airplanes.
Boeing is a top U.S. exporter that supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries.
Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Black Stars flew to São Tomé via a military aircraft on Sunday, November 17, 2019, and the Ghana Football Association Twitter account posted a senior national team boarding the military aircraft.
The Black Stars traveling with the military aircraft has generated furore on social media.
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