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Airpeace airline orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 

AirPeace, one of Nigeria’s leading carriers yesterday signed a deal with Boeing to order 10 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

BusinessDay’s checks show that one Boeing 737 MAX costs an average of 113million dollars. This will amount to 1,130million dollars. Also one Boeing 737 MAX employs about 500 people and 10 of these aircraft will employ over 5000people.

Speaking during the signing ceremony for the sale of the aircraft, deal at the United State Consulate in Lagos,
Allen Onyema, Chairman of AirPeace said AirPeace has achieved another milestone by being the being the first airline in West Africa to own 10 new 737 MAX aircraft, which will arrive the country in few weeks.

“We have made some payments to Boeing already and the aircraft will soon artive the country. Boeing has given us a lot of incentives ranging from training, spare parts and other support worth millions of dollars to help us achieve smooth entry into the market.

“We are happy that in few years, AirPeace will be adding another 5000 jobs to the country’s aviation sector. We are not waiting for the government to do this for us. We want to do this by ourselves,” Onyema said.

Ifeoma Okeke

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