It has been announced today that aircraft manufacturer Embraer – A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, with arms in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defence & Security and Agricultural Aviation – that it has signed a comprehensive long-term services agreement with Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, to support the airline’s E195-E2 and ERJ 145 fleets.
What does the contract include?
The contract with Air Peace includes access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for hundreds of reparable items for the carriers Embraer fleet of aircraft, as well as the installation of the Ahead-Pro (An Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis software package titled PROgnosis).
Speaking to Travel Radar, Oluwatoyin Olajide, Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace 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.”
The Pool Program will provide more efficient and reliable solutions to Air Peace’s fleet through availability of spare parts, which will have significant savings on repair and service costs for the carrier. In a post-COVID era, this will allow the airline to maintain a profitable operation. The Embraer Pool Program is designed to allow airlines to minimise their upfront costs in high-value repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s in-house technical expertise and parts inventory – a package already implemented with over 50 carriers worldwide including TAP, Breeze and Air Montenegro.
Who are Air Peace?
Air Peace is a Nigerian airline founded in 2013 and is a flag carrier and largest airline of Nigeria and West Africa. The airline provides passenger and charter services, serving the major cities of Nigeria and serves several West African destinations as well as the Middle East. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2s, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft provided by Embraer and competing for best short-haul aircraft. The airline is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design. Currently Air Peace 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 – 2022.
“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.
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