A new airline that recently indicates it intention to operate on the domestic scene, Air Peace said it has entered into a maintenance partnership with a United Kingdom base BCT Aviation Maintenance Company.
The Chairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyeama, told reporters that the airline will commence operation with seven aircraft comprising of Boeings and Dornier airplanes.
Bar. Onyeama said this shortly after taken delivery of a B737—500 series with registration number 5N—BQS flown in from Texas, United States at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, adding that already the airline has commenced demonstration flights.
Air Peace, he said is being maintained by major British maintenance; BCT Aviation Maintenance Company, United Kingdom, who according to him maintains aircraft around the world.
He pointed out though the maintenance agreement is at a huge cost but that it demonstrates the amount of seriousness Air Peace attaches to safety.
“One of the airlines in Nigeria is using the Germans in the maintenance of its aircraft and that is good but Air Peace has gone British. Air Peace is being maintained by major maintenance company;
BCT Aviation Maintenance Company, United Kingdom, who also maintains so many airlines in the world” he said.
The Air Peace Chairman said the airline has zero tolerance for unsafe practices hence the serious attached to safety with the signing of agreement with UK base maintenance company.
Speaking on why he opted for Dornier aircraft, Onyeama said that Air Peace chose Dornier aircraft because of it capabilities, adding that the aircraft can take off on a short runway and also land on short runway.
According to him, “We decided to bring in some Dornier jets because of their capabilities. Dornier is a very powerful jet, it can land in a very short runway and take off in a very short runway yet it is still a jet. It can land at airports even when there are weather challenges”.