Asamoah Gyan celebrating after scoring a goal during the ACQ at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is venturing into the aviation industry having successfully operated in the transport, boxing and detergent sectors.

Popularly known as “Baby Jet”, the Ghana striker has obtained the requisite licenses to operate Baby Jet Airways.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the disclosure when he opened the first Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition of West Africa, dubbed “African Airshow” at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

President Akufo-Addo commended Gyan for his vision, promising his government is committed to make the domestic airline business more viable.

The show, which is the first to be held in Africa, is under the theme: “Connecting Aviation Professionals Across all Areas of the Industry within the African Market.”

Gyan is expected to start operations in Ghana soon.

The African Airshow is the first aerospace and aviation exhibition and conference of West Africa and is being organised by Dubai-based 4M Events, organisers of the successful Abu Dhabi Air Expo for the past three years.

The Expo is designed to connect professionals across all areas of the industry with the African market, it is directly in line with the government’s vision of making Ghana the aviation hub of West Africa.