The Eagle has landed! The first Embraer 195-E2 Aircraft in Africa touched Nigerian soil today!
I was privileged to be part of history today when Air Peace’s much-anticipated E195-E2 jet debuted in Africa at Nnamdi Azikwe Intl. Airport, Abuja. The nation witnessed the arrival of first brand new E195-E2 aircraft out of thirteen new jets firmly ordered by the biggest indigenous airline in West and Central Africa—Air Peace Airline. Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, with passenger-capacity of 144, is nicknamed “Perfect Hunter” because of its scintillating qualities.
The second one in the series will arrive in two weeks time, while the remaining jets will be arriving one-by-one after two weeks intervals. Like the proverbial eagle, Chief Allen Onyema—quintessential entrepreneur cum aviation maven is soaring in the middle of the storm. I was not only thrilled today but greatly inspired by this uncommon feat. According to Onyeama, arrival of these 13 jets will create, cumulatively, eight thousand direct and indirect jobs.
Air Peace Airline has been increasingly raising the bar and silently revolutionizing the aviation industry against strangulating odds in the sector. Two years ago, the Airline ordered 30 brand new Embraer 195-E2 jets—thirteen of it firmly paid for, while seventeen is on Purchasing Right Order—and to be sold at the same price to the Airline anytime in the future.
With 30 ordered jets, Air Peace Airline has the second highest order cum Purchase Right of E195-E2 aircraft in the record books of Brazilian aircraft manufacturing conglomerate, Embraer, with Lufthansa Airline—European biggest airline, being number one with an order of 35 E195-E2 planes. With the expansion of its fleet, Air Peace will soon return to its Dubai route; start China and India routes, respectively. And to be followed by Houston and London routes.
I want to say a very big congratulations to Air Peace Airline in particular and Nigerians in general. Air Peace Airline is putting Nigeria on global aviation map. With the supersonic pace the Airline is racing, in few years from now it will overtake Ethiopian Airline as the biggest airline in Africa. I am proud to identify with this unparalleled milestone. 💪💪💕💕🎈