Air Peace, from Nigeria, placed an order for five E175 jets

Embraer aircraft will be delivered from 2024 and will join the E195-E2 already operated by the carrier

Air Peace, West Africa’s largest airline, has placed a firm order for five Embraer E175 jets.

The aircraft will be delivered from 2024 to the Nigerian carrier and will be configured with 88 seats. The order value at list price is US$228.3 million, according to the manufacturer.

Founded in 2013, Air Peace is already a traditional Embraer customer, having in its fleet eight ERJ 145s and five new generation E195-E2 jets.

“This is another important step in helping to realize our ambition to connect the entire of Nigeria with the entire African continent, while also feeding passengers onto long-haul flights from our Lagos hub. The acquisition enables us to continue delivering on our ‘no- city-left-behind’ initiative – connectivity is what our passengers, and Africa, demand. The deal also paves the way to establish local maintenance capabilities in Nigeria, with direct support from Embraer,” said the CEO of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema .

Air Peace’s first E195-E2 (Embraer)

“Already an E2 operator, it now makes sense to upgauge their ERJ145 fleet, offering passengers more seats and comfort with the E175. The commonality of the cockpits between the E1 and E2 fleet also simplifies aircrew costs and management”, said Stephan Hannemann, VP Sales & Marketing, Head of Africa & Middle East Region, Commercial Aviation.

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The only variant of the E1 family of regional jets, the E175 has most of its clientele in the USA, where it is an aircraft used by airlines associated with the country’s major carriers.


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