Operating lessor GECAS has opened of a new office in Nairobi (Kenya) to serve airline customers in eastern Africa.
“Africa continues to offer an excellent growth opportunity for GECAS given the breadth of our fleet and product offerings," said Jonty Nel, senior vice president and region manager, Africa, Middle East and CIS for GECAS. "We're increasing our presence on the African continent generally with a focus on East Africa, and we see great potential for growth in the region."
The new office is the lessor’s third representation in Africa after Accra (Ghana) and Cape Town (South Africa). North Africa will continue to be covered by GECAS’ Dubai office.
According to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database GECAS has 63 aircraft on lease to African operators.
Last week the operating leasing company delivered a new Boeing 777-300ER to Kenya Airways. The aircraft is leased for a period of 12 years, Ascend shows. A second 777-300ER is scheduled for delivery in May 2014.