Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has committed to purchasing up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, Boeing said Dec. 21. Split between 50 firm orders and 50 options, the deal is valued at $11.7 billion if all purchase rights are exercised. Boeing described the transaction as “the largest aircraft deal ever for the African continent.” Green Africa Airways, which has secured its air transport license from the Nigerian government, was founded in 2014 by Babawande Afolabi, a ...

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