Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. The order was announced today, during the Embraer’s Africa Airline Business Seminar, in Mauritius.
With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, based on current list prices. The order will be included in Embraer’s 2019 second-quarter backlog.
Air Peace has grown rapidly since it commenced flight operations in 2014 and is now the largest airline in West Africa. The airline intends to address the significant untapped demand in the African market with the E195-E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment.
Air Peace subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, started operating six Embraer ERJ145 last year on short thin routes. That experience with Embraer’s products, and the undeniable economic benefits of right-sizing aircraft for the mission, was a key factor in selecting the E2.
Top Copyright Photo: Embraer ERJ 190-400STD (E195-E2) PR-ZIQ (msn 19020041) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104598.
Air Peace issued this statement in the wake of the two MAX 8 accidents:
Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria today announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes (above) during a signing ceremony in Lagos (below).
Air Peace already operates Boeing 737s between major cities in Central and West Africa.
The airline, which recently added Boeing 777s (below) to its fleet, is looking to soon launch its international flight operations.
Above Copyright Photo: Air Peace Boeing 777-31H 5N-BUU (msn 28680) DUB (Greenwing). Image: 943223.
The 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of airplanes that offer 130 to 230 seats and the ability to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers). With improvements such as the CFM International LEAP-1B engine and Advanced Technology winglets, the 737 MAX will help Air Peace save more than 20 percent on fuel costs compared to its current single-aisle airplanes.
Top Image: Boeing.
Air Peace aircraft slide show:
Air Peace (Lagos) on February 23, 2018. Formerly operated by Emirates as A6-EMK, the first Boeing 777-200 Triple Seven for the carrier as been re-registered as 5N-BVE (msn 29324) and is named “Ifevhukwu”. It is the first of two 274-seat 777s the carrier will operate.
This comes after the growing airline took delivery of two Embraer ERJ 145s and has established a feeder subsidiary called Air Peace Hopper.
Air Peace launched new routes to Banjul, Dakar and Freetown on February 19.
Air Peace is planning to fly the new 777s from Lagos to Dubai, Sharjah, London, Guangzhou, Houston, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
Photo: Air Peace.