The Nigeria-based airline took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 jet powered by Pratt & Whitney’s highly efficient GTF engines and the APS2600 auxiliary power unit (APU). Air Peace previously operated the Dornier 328JET powered by PW300 engines.
On Wednesday (January 27, 2021), Pratt & Whitney announced that Nigeria-based Air Peace has taken delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 Jet powered by the company’s highly efficient and quiet GTF engines. The aircraft has also been configured with a Pratt & Whitney APS2600 auxiliary power unit (APU). Previously, Air Peace operated the Dornier 328JET powered by Pratt & Whitney PW300 engines. In today’s announcement, Air Peace’s CEO, Allen Onyema, said, “When looking at the future growth of our airline, the E195-E2 was a clear choice for us. The fuel efficiency of the GTF engine will allow us to explore additional regional route offerings, and supports our long-term goals to continue expanding our fleet.”
Also commenting on the aircraft delivery, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo, added, “We’d like to offer a warm welcome to Air Peace as they join the GTF engine family. We appreciate the confidence that Air Peace has placed in us, along with the successful relationship we have built together, and we look forward to delivering the benefits of the engine’s advanced technology.”
Cesar Pereira, vice president of Embraer Commercial Aviation for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “Delivering new jets to our customers is everyone’s favorite activity at Embraer. Doing so in the present circumstances is an achievement for all of us, as we are adapting to the changing landscape. This is a great start to the year for everyone at Air Peace and Embraer ”.