The little-known airline from Equatorial Guinea will shortly be taking delivery of its new Boeing 777-200LR (reg 3C-LLS, serial 40668). The General Electric GE90-powered aircraft flew for the first time on 21 May 2011. The aircraft features a new, predominantly grey and white, colour scheme, unlike Ceiba's usual mainly green and white livery. One report suggests that Ceiba will operate the aircraft on behalf of the national government. Ceiba's existing fleet has been acquired since the discovery of oil in 2007 transformed the tiny West African country's economy and allowed it to replace its long-since liquidated predecessor, EGA. The airline already owns and operates two ATR42s and two ATR72s on domestic and west African regional services from Malabo and a single Airbus A300F freighter, wet-leased from MNG Airlines of Turkey, for international charter flights. The airline's website refers to flights to Central America and, soon, to the Middle East.
Fri, Jun 3 2011 10:59 AM
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