Boeing will open up two new offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya. The aerospace and defence company is looking for more business in Africa.
Boeing is already present in South Africa and Kenya. The new offices will help meet aircraft demand in Africa. Boeing estimates that the continent will require 1,150 new aeroplanes required by 2035. Boeing expects air traffic to and from Africa to grow by about 6.1% annually over the next 18 years.
According to Boeing’s managing director for sub-Saharan Africa, Joao Miguel Santos, the aerospace industry needs to start paying closer attention to Africa.
To African Business Magazine, Santos said: “This continent is clearly on the move economically and all the trends are pointing in the right direction for the expansion of the sector. Our job is to be ahead in understanding these emerging trends and opportunities.”
Further reading on African Business Magazine