EBACE: Evergreen Apple at core of Gulfstream's African strategy

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African business aviation services company Evergreen Apple Nigeria is at the show to announce a tie-up with Gulfstream.

Under the terms of the agreement, EAN will promote the sale of new and used Gulfstream business jets within Nigeria and will also seek and develop "profile-raising opportunities" for the US airframer in the thriving African market.

"We are extremely pleased to have been asked by Gulfstream to work with them in Nigeria and look forward to further developing Gulfstream business in the region," says EAN chief executive Segun Demuren.

"Large-cabin, long-range jets are very popular with Nigerian owners so I anticipate that we will be extremely busy," he adds. "The signing of the agreement demonstrates Gulfstream's commitment to its vision for expansion in Africa and we look forward to playing our part."

Gulfstream has a fleet of 64 aircraft in Africa, with 13 regularly operating in Nigeria.

"Evergreen Apple Nigeria has consistently been at the forefront of Nigerian business aviation development and has an impressive network that will add value to Gulfstream's activity in the region," says Trevor Esling, Gulfstream regional senior vice-president, international sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The announcement follows hard on the heels of EAN's hosting of Nigeria's first business aviation conference, NBAC, which took place in early May. Gulfstream was a major sponsor of the event, and this announcement further strengthens its commitment to expanding its presence in the rapidly growing Nigerian business aviation market, says EAN.


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