The federal government of Nigeria has indicated its readiness to partner with the Magnus aircraft manufacturing industry in Hungary in order to establish an assembly plant and begin manufacturing in Nigeria before the end of Buhari’s administration.
Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, expressed interest after visiting Magnus Aircraft Industry in Pogany, Hungary.
He explained that “if we venture we them, we may start with assembling plant and later manufacturing”, adding that the Magnus aircraft is an aeroplane that is good for Military training, has an aerobatic manoeuvre and is made of fully composite materials high strength and very lightweight.
Aerobatics is the practice of flying manoeuvres involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight. Aerobatics are performed in airplanes and gliders for training, recreation, entertainment, and sport.
In addition, Sirika said he was impressed with the plane’s features and is open to facilitating its production in Nigeria, emphasizing that its most interesting feature is that it is powered by normal car fuel and outperforms other training planes.
The Minister who was at the facility on the invitation of the Company, said the proposed partnership with the aircraft manufacturer will be subjected to further analysis to verify the market and government willingness to partner with a significant amount of money and logistics.
He emphasized that the local production of aircrafts in the country will facilitate the growth of Nigeria as a regional aviation super power as it will also come with maintenance and repair facilities that will attract patronage from neighbouring countries.
According to him, the present administration has created an attractive environment for international investors in Nigeria, especially in the aviation sector, with the ongoing implementation of the development roadmap which places emphasis on public private partnerships.