Business aircraft deliveries to Africa increased 97% in last five years

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New research has revealed that the number of business aircraft registered in Africa grew by 25% between 2007 and 2011. With 232 business aircraft delivered in Africa over this period, this represents an increase of 97% on the 118 deliveries to the region over the period 2002-2006.

With the African business aircraft fleet now standing at 1,156 planes, this number is expected to continue growing.
“As Africa continues to develop, demand for business aircraft will grow dramatically, fuelled by the need to visit remote parts of the region, cover vast distances and counter the limitations of the transport infrastructure, which is underdeveloped compared to other parts of the world,” said Sean McGeough, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) president, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. “Given this, travelling by business aircraft is sometimes the only option.”
“The continent has become a popular investment destination as it increasingly opens its doors to foreign investors. It is rich in natural resources and trade is growing at an impressive rate. All of this makes Africa an increasingly attractive market for us,” McGeough said. Hawker Beechcraft is the dominant provider of turboprop aircraft to the continent, holding a 64% market share in this segment.

In terms of where Africa’s business aircraft are based, 39.5% or 457 aircraft are in South Africa. This is followed by Kenya which has 103 business aircraft (8.9% of the market), and Nigeria which has 70 business aircraft (6.1% of the market).

 

Country               

Fleet size

Percent of African market

South Africa

457

39.5%

Kenya

103

8.9%

Nigeria

70

6.1%

Tanzania

63

5.4%

Egypt

42

3.6%

Morocco

41

3.5%

Botswana 

35

3.0%

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In terms of growth in deliveries, for the period from 2007-2011, 79 of the 232 business aircraft sold to Africa went to South Africa, representing 34% of the total. This is followed by Nigeria and Tanzania, which accounted for 26 (11%) and 24 (10%) aircraft deliveries respectively, during this period.