Air Peace orders up to 30 Embraer E195-E2

Computer rendering of an Air Peace E195-E2 Photo: © Embraer

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.

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