AviationGhana source have revealed that aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, which last week paid £3bn fines after it admitted using agents across the globe to bribe officials to land high-value contracts in 20 countries including Ghana, conducted and presented a comprehensive plan to aid the Government of Ghana re-establish a new home-based carrier.
The documents submitted to government between 2014 and 2016, according to sources, were not acted upon. However, the documents found their way to the management of a sub-regional airline based outside Accra who relied heavily on it for their decision making.
The action is one of the key reasons why Airbus decided not to get involved anymore with Ghana’s quest to re-establish a new national airline after the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government came to power.
Ghana, rather, has signed a deal ( Letter of intent) for three (3) Boeing 787-9 and six (6) Dash8-400 aircraft.