AirPeace, one of Nigeria’s leading carriers yesterday signed a deal with Boeing to order 10 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The airline made the announcement via its Twitter handle stating that it had sealed the deal to acquire the state of the art planes.
The Boeing 737 MAX is an American narrow-body aircraft series designed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, succeeding the Boeing 737 Next Generation.
Speaking during the signing ceremony for the sale of the aircraft, deal at the United State Consulate in Lagos, Allen Onyema, Chairman of AirPeace said AirPeace has achieved another milestone by being the being the first airline in West Africa to own 10 new 737 MAX aircraft, which will arrive the country in few weeks. (Businessdayonline report)
“We have made some payments to Boeing already and the aircraft will soon arrive the country. Boeing has given us a lot of incentives ranging from training, spare parts and other support worth millions of dollars to help us achieve smooth entry into the market.
“We are happy that in few years, AirPeace will be adding another 5000 jobs to the country’s aviation sector. We are not waiting for the government to do this for us. We want to do this by ourselves,” Onyema said.