As the Nation awaits flight resumption date, Air
Peace airline on Thursday flew all its aircraft from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt and finally back to Lagos to test and demonstrate their airworthiness in preparation for flight resumption.
The flights, tagged, “Shakedown flights”, were conducted without passengers.
The entire fleet of twenty-five aircraft which includes three wide body aircraft, the Boeing 777s, was deployed in the show of strength and airworthiness flights.
Speaking to newsmen about the flight, the Spokesman of Air Peace airline, Mr. Stanley Olisa said that the flights were aimed at ensuring that the aircrafts are in tip-top condition, having been grounded for close to three months though they have been under very strict storage
Mr. Olisa also said the “shakedown flights are part of the measures they developed to guarantee the safety of both passengers and crew when operations resume”.
He added that the aircrafts are now being brought out of storage and the pilots have been testing them, stressing that all pilots and flight attendants have been retrained in line with NCAA directives.
Air Peace has been operating charter and evacuation flights to various international destinations even as the flight ban persists.
In April, the airline delivered Federal Government’s medical supplies from Turkey and China to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has also operated several evacuation flights to India, Israel and China in the last two months.