Boeing 737-400 and -700 aircraft
Aero has announced that taking delivery of Boeing 737-400 and -700, including the Dash 8-Q400 new generation aircraft commencing from next month, as part of its fleet renewal programme.
The new generation aircraft are expected to assist the airline in its expansion programme, and add new destinations and offer greater customer service and comfort.
The new generation B737 aircraft is equipped with the latest navigation equipment with lower fuel burn and increased reliability making the aircraft more efficient, environmentally friendly and easier to maintain.
Aero is Nigeria’s oldest aviation company (52 years), and has been operating scheduled services since 2000 with huge success. It has consistently operated with 80 per cent load factors over the last two years, and a completion factor of 98 per cent for all its flights.
The rotary wing of its business has remained robust despite the challenges in the sector.
The Managing Director of Aero, Capt. Akin George said: "We are currently focusing on a niche market of small medium sized oil and gas companies, not only the majors. We believe these companies have very great prospects in the future, and we can partner with them to grow as well.
“Aero adhere strictly to the maintenance schedule of our aircraft as prescribed by the manufacturers and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). We are audited at least four times a year by the NCAA and three of our top customers who engage aviation inspectors from Europe and the US.
"We are venturing into emergency medical evacuation, search and rescue as we expand our rotary wing fleet size".
George added that the airline was working to expand its market domestically and regionally in the near future and guaranteed customers its commitment to the highest safety standards.