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Chief Allen Onyema, his wife Mrs. Alice Onyema with the airline'snewly acquired Embraer E195-E2 which arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday.

Air Peace reaffirms interest in order for Boeing 737Max still intact

AIR PEACE has reaffirmed that it made a firm order of Boeing 737 Max, which recently was recertified to resume operation stating that new aircraft are part of its fleet renewal plan in the no distant future.

Speaking at the delivery of its second brand new Embraer E195-2 in Abuja on Thursday, the Chairman and CEO of the airline, Allen Onyema said that its order of the technology advanced aircraft subsists and that the timeline for its delivery would be announce

Onyema said that the airline plans to replace the older aircraft in its fleet, made largely of B737 classics with the Boeing 737 Max and the Embraer E195-E2 in addition to the eight E145, which provides service to low passenger traffic airports.

He said,” We are phasing out our older Boeing aircraft, part of our business plan is that as we are getting the brand new planes, we would be phasing out the old ones, but remember that we are bringing in brand new Boeing 737 Max. We are still a member of the Boeing family; we may have to phase out any aging Boeing aircraft in our fleet.”

Recall that Air Peace in 2019 signed an agreement with Boeing for the acquisition of 10 brand new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, making history as the first airline in West Africa to add the equipment to its fleet.

 

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