Air Peace has signed a multi-year aircraft spare parts deal with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.
The airline on Thursday said the deal would cover more than 250 components for the six Embraer 145 jets it recently acquired to connect un-served and underserved domestic and regional routes under its subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper.
It added that the deal was consummated at the ongoing MRO Europe 2018 summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
According to the Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, the carrier currently has the biggest fleet of Embraer 145 jets on the West Coast of Africa.
Olajide, who described the deal as a guarantee of efficiency and competitive results, said it would make spare parts readily available for the airline’s maintenance needs, help to cut down the time spent on maintenance and increase the number of serviceable aircraft available to operate the flight schedules.
“Embraer’s Pool and EPEP+ programmes are natural fit and the best options as they offer sensible, cost-effective and practical parts solution to our business, guaranteeing efficiency and competitive results. We recognise the very good performance of Embraer’s services and support,” she added.
The Vice-President, Customer Relationship Management, Commercial Aviation, Embraer, Mr John Linn, was quoted to have said that the manufacturer was humbled to have Air Peace as its customer in Africa, as it further reinforced the manufacturer’s commitment to customers in the region with TechCare portfolio of solutions.
“Embraer’s Pool Programme leverages increased competitiveness providing repairable solutions through reduced lead times and costs,” he added.