News Review • Africa/Middle East

Air Peace Goes MAX

(Photo Boeing)

AIR PEACE has ordered ten Boeing 737 MAX 8s to support its domestic and international expansion. The privately owned Nigerian airline already operates a selection of Boeing aircraft, including earlier examples of the 737 series, alongside newly acquired 777s. Details of the deal were revealed at a signing ceremony in Lagos on September 13.

Allen Onyema, Air Peace chairman and chief executive officer commented: “The fuel efficiency and superior operating economics of the 737 MAX will ensure that the aircraft will play a major role in growing our business in the years to come.” The American manufacturer says improvements, such as the CFM LEAP-1B engines and upgraded winglets on the 737 MAX will help save the airline “more than 20%” on fuel costs compared with its current single-aisle jets. The MAX is claimed to be the fastestselling aircraft in Boeing history, with more than 4,700 orders from 102 global customers at the time of going to press.

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