Captain Samir M. Al Sayed Al Hashemi, chairman and chief executive officer of Legacy Aviation, an aviation consulting firm, is organising start-up funds of up to $40 million (Dh146.8 million) to kick-start a new airline in April 2012 for South Sudan, and sees the return on investment as being in the double to triple range. The airline is being set up in partnership with investors from South Sudan. They have already deployed a Boeing 727 aircraft and negotiations are ongoing for a number of 737-400s. The airline, the first private carrier for the nine-month-old country, will be based in Juba
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