Nigerian carrier Green Africa Airways has tentatively agreed to acquire 50 Airbus A220-300s, a potentially strong order for the twinjets.

The agreement for the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G-powered aircraft has been disclosed by the airframer, following the signature of a memorandum of understanding.

It comes more than a year after the company provisionally signed for up to 100 Boeing 737 Max jets, before the Max family was grounded in early 2019.

Green Africa Airways founder and chief executive Babawande Afolabi says the A220 deal will be the “largest ever order” on the continent for the type.

He says the Lagos-based airline’s development is a “story of entrepreneurial boldness” and “strategic foresight”.

No delivery date has been given for the aircraft, which have yet to be firmed.

Green Africa has yet to confirm the status of the 737 Max agreement.

Green Africa A220

Source: Airbus

Green Africa has opted for the A220 have previously intended to take the 737 Max