A new order for the Boeing 787 could be coming soon, with Nigerian carrier Air Peace being front and centre.
Cirium reports that the airline has entered negotiations with Boeing over acquiring the widebody plane for their future operations.
Air Peace per Cirium data has 17 aircraft in service, 9 in storage and 18 on order. Included on order are 737 MAX 8 jets alongside E195 E2s. Regarding larger aircraft, the airline has a 777-300 in storage and one active, and a single 777-200ER.
Comments from the Chief Executive and Founder, Allen Onyema, have said that he expects a resolution to these discussions very soon over the aircraft. Meaning it could be sooner rather than later that a deal is signed followed by an official announcement.
Air Peace, however, is facing difficulties with its operations. It comes as it faces direct competition from Middle-eastern and European carriers that have significant advantages. According to the executive, the challenges include insurance costs and funding, which foreign airlines may have an easier time sourcing, meaning their operations in Nigeria and Africa are made more accessible.