Nigerian airline Air Peace has signed a firm order agreement with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer for the purchase of 10 Embraer E195-E2 with 20 more purchase rights.
This firm order makes Air Peace the first African airline to order Embraer’s newest aircraft family. The deal is worth US$2.1 billion if the purchase rights are executed.
No delivery timeline has been laid out but it is expected that the first aircraft will arrive in a few years time. Also the airline has not yet proposed a potential cabin configuration for the aircraft.
Air Peace is an existing operator of Embraer aircraft as it is already using six Embraer ERJ-145 on domestic Nigerian and to selected nearby international destinations. Additionally, the carrier operates 13 Boeing 737 family aircraft and has ordered ten 737 MAX 8 in 2018, alongside with three Boeing 777 aircraft which are, however, currently stored.
Jan-Hendrik is an aviation enthusiast from Germany, loves to travel the world and fly on as many aircraft as possible. His first flight was with a Condor 757 to Spain and has been interested in aviation ever since. His fields of expertise are aircraft accidents and passenger experience (PaxEx).