By Sade Williams/TravelPort
The management of Air Peace Airline, in the wake of the safety concerns surrounding Boeing’s aircraft B737 MAX 8, two of which have crashed within minutes of take off in the last five months, came out to clarify their position on their order of a number of the model from the aircraft maker, Boeing. It said it has only made an order but was yet to take delivery and hence there was no cause for concern.
Christian Iwarah who heads communications at Air Peace assured customers in a statement that it is monitoring developments on the matter and will only do that which aligns with safety of its passengers.
“We have thought it imperative to clarify that Air Peace recently placed a firm order for 10 brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. We are, however, yet to take delivery of the aircraft as we are still at the design and configuration stage of the order.
“This clarification has become necessary in view of numerous calls and enquiries on our 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 that prioritises the safety and well-being of our customers.
“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,” the statement said.