Executive Chairman of Goldstar Air, Mr. Eric Bannerman has said the Airline, being truly Ghanaian is motivated to name its aircrafts after prominent Ghanaians.
Goldstar Air, a wholly owned Ghanaian airline has unveiled plans to name some of its aircrafts after prominent Ghanaians, particularly, the president and former presidents.
This came to light when Management of the Airline honoured the National Chief Imam with a citation and also announced plans to name an aircraft after him.
Executive Chairman of Goldstar Air, Mr Eric Bannerman who led the delegation to the Fadama residence of the National Chief Imam said “We are here today to honour the Chief Imam, and to tell him that we will name one of our aircraft after him as well as bring to his notice how we will collaborate and work efficiently with the Zongo communities in the country.’’
Mr Eric Bannerman announced the aircraft naming pattern as follows:
9G-AKUFO-ADDO, 9G-JOHN MAHAMA, 9G-ATTA MILLS, 9G-JOHN KUFFOUR and 9G-JERRY RAWLINGS in that order.
On infrastructure to herald its operations in the country, the Goldstar Executive Chairman revealed plans by the company to build a state of the art and trendsetting aviation industry that would compete with the international market in terms of quality, safety, punctuality, efficiency and cost.
He said “Goldstar Air will have seventy per cent local content of Ghanaian food, music, movies and announcements in Ghanaian dialects, as well as exporting labour through agency on call, charter and aircraft leasing.
Additionally, Mr. Bannerman said the Airline was also in the process of constructing a 250 x 250 hanger in Tamale for repairs and refurbishing of aircrafts and to adopt the Tamale Airport as its hub.
BestNewsGH.com can confirm that the Airline is also coming up with the Goldstar City project, to be sited in Tamale, and would encapsulate; accommodation, training school for its engineers, pilots, cabin crew and other staff of the airline.
The project, he said is envisaged to create about 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and open up business opportunities and position Northern Ghana to the rest of the world.
Madam Dede Sika Tetteh, Commercial Director of Goldstar Air, announced that the company’s offices along the West Coast have opened in Lome, Abidjan, Banjul, Freetown, Monrovia and Dakar and Lagos.