During the MRO Middle East event in Dubai on Tuesday, Embraer announced the signing of a long-term service agreement with Air Peace of Nigeria, West Africa’s largest airline. The agreement will support the carrier’s E195-E2 and ERJ 145 fleets.
On Wednesday (February 23, 2022), Embraer announced from the MRO Middle East event in Dubai, the signing of a comprehensive long-term services agreement with Nigeria’s Air Peace, West Africa’s largest airline. The contract will support the carrier’s fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and ERJ 145 fleets, and includes access to the Pool Program. Embraer’s Pool Program includes component exchanges and repair services for hundreds of components for Air Peace’s Embraer aircraft. The contract also includes the installation of Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) in the airline’s E195-E2 fleet.
In Wednesday’s announcment, Air Peace’s Chief Operating Officer, Oluwatoyin Olajide, said,
“This service agreement with Embraer is important to Air Peace’s operational success, offering us immediate access to an inventory of parts, that is efficiently managed and reduces our capex (capital expenditure) requirement for initial provision of spare parts. In addition, with the Ahead-Pro, we will be able to anticipate any potential maintenance issues and optimize the aircraft use, enhancing our fleet schedule reliability.”
Also commenting on the new services agreement, Embraer Service and Support’s Head of Worldwide Support and Aftermarket Sales, Danielle Vardaro, added,
“To have both E195-E2 and ERJ 145 jets covered by our Pool Program shows Air Peace’s trust in Embraer’s products and services. As the first E2 operator in Africa, our main goal is to support Air Peace’s smooth aircraft operation and maintain the readiness of the ERJs.”
Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the Embraer E2s, and also the launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seat design. The carrier has firm orders for 13 Embraer E195-E2s plus 17 remaining purchase rights. Peace Air also operates eight Embraer ERJ 145s. Five of Peace Air’s new E195-E2s were delivered in 2021, with more expected to be delivered this year.