(24 Feb 2022)
Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest
airline, has signed a comprehensive long-term services agreement
with Embraer that covers the airline’s E195-E2 and ERJ 145 fleets.
The contract gives the carrier access to the Pool
Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services
for hundreds of reparable items for Air Peace’s Embraer aircraft,
and the installation of the Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis
and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) in the airline’s E195-E2 fleet.
Air Peace E195-E2
“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,” said Oluwatoyin Olajide, Chief Operating Officer,
Air Peace. “In addition, with Ahead-Pro we will be able to
anticipate any potential maintenance issues and optimize the aircraft use, enhancing our fleet schedule reliability.”
Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2s
and the global launch customer for
Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design.
has 13 firm orders for the E195-E2s, with 17 remaining purchase
rights for the same model, also operating eight ERJ 145s. Five of
the 13 firm orders were delivered in 2021, with more to be
delivered this year.
“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,” said Danielle Vardaro, Head
of Worldwide Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales, Embraer
Services & Support.