As a fallout of Sunday’s ill-fated crash of a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, and a similar crash of the same plane model belonging to Lion Air on 29th October 2018 in the Java Sea, close to Indonesia, which killed all 189 people on board, some countries have started grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in their fleet.
Earlier today, the Management of Air Peace – a key player in Nigeria’s aviation sector – released a statement to clarify issues concerning it recently placed order for 10 brand new Boeing 737 Max 8aircrafts.
According to the statement, the company is yet to take delivery of the aircraft as they are still at the design and configuration stage of the order.
The statement, signed by Chris Iwarah, the Corporate Communication Manager of Air Peace, stated that the clarification was necessary in view of numerous calls and enquiries on their response to the incidents involving the B737 Max 8 aircraft.
“Although it is premature to comment on the incidents, we wish to assure members of the flying public that we are closely following and monitoring developments on the issue as an airline prioritises the safety and well-being of our customers”, the statement read.
“While we keep engaging with our partners in this regard, we repose implicit confidence in Boeing and aviation authorities to capably and satisfactorily address all the issues if at the conclusion of ongoing investigations it is discovered that the challenge is with the B737 Max 8.”
We urge members of the flying public to continue to choose Air Peace as their preferred airline and trust us to always act in their best interest”.
On September 2018, Air Peace announced that it had placed an order for 10 new 737 MAX planes.