Egypt to establish repair and maintenance facility in Accra

Ghana has signed an agreement with Egypt Air for the establishment of a repair and maintenance facility at the Kotoka International Airport.

The agreement is a welcome boost for a country seeking to be the aviation hub of the West Africa Sub-region but lacks a maintenance facility.

Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, who led a delegation of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) officials to Cairo, told the B&FT that: “This is going to help in positioning Ghana as a key aviation hub in the sub-region. Once it is established, minor repairs of specific aircraft can be handled locally.”