Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Air Peace scales test for int’l operations

By Adekunle Williams and Solomon Asowata on 03/12/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 638

• Air Peace fleet
• Air Peace fleet

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has successfully performed partial emergency evacuation and ditching demonstrations as part of the safety tests for the operation of its Boeing 777 aircraft.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Air Peace Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos on Monday.

Iwarah said the test, which was conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Nov. 29, was a major regulatory hurdle on the airline’s path to begin international flight services.

He said: “Emergency aircraft evacuation refers to an exercise aimed at evacuating those on an aircraft when an emergency occurs on the ground, in water or mid-flight.

“The ditching demonstration, however, simulates a planned water landing and evaluates the airline’s ability to handle such emergency.

“An emergency evacuation demonstration is mostly required when an airline proposes operating a specific aircraft type and model entering into its service for the first time.

“Once the signal for it is given, the aircraft’s emergency evacuation equipment and 50 per cent of the required emergency exits and slides must be ready for use in a maximum of 15 seconds.

“Although simulated, evacuation drills are a risky operation for crew and other participants  —  often leading to injury of varying degrees.”

According to him, Air Peace recently acquired four Boeing 777 for its long-haul operations to destinations including Dubai, Sharjah, London, Houston, Guangzhou-China, Mumbai and Johannesburg.

Iwarah noted that the airline made history as the first Nigerian carrier to acquire and register the Boeing 777 in the country.

“Being the first time the Boeing 777 was entering its service, Air Peace was mandated by aviation regulations to demonstrate its capacity to handle emergency evacuation and ditching under the close supervision of officials of the NCAA,”he said.

Iwarah said the exercise took place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from about 5pm to 10 pm and was supervised by the NCAA team led by Group Capt. E.C Agu.

He said the airline’s emergency demonstrators, led by Capt. Simon Donoghue, were able to deploy the four slides of the eight-exit Boeing 777 aircraft within 10.5 seconds, which is 4.5 seconds ahead of the maximum time allowed.

Iwarah said with the evacuation exercise off the way, Air Peace was now set for the next stage of regulatory requirements for the induction of its B777 aircraft into service and commencement of its international flights.

He confirmed that the airline would within the next few weeks operate demonstration flights with its B777 aircraft to Port Harcourt, Kano, Freetown, Dakar, Johannesburg and Sharjah. (NAN)


Source News Express

Posted 03/12/2018 7:52:58 PM





You may also like...
More males than females register to vote

INEC Chairman, IGP assure of hitch-free governorship poll...

Traders lose property worth N150 million to fire...

Landlord steals tenant’s jewellery, cash in Abeokuta

Troops discover mass grave operated by Boko Haram...

FG to Space Agency: Address nation’s challenges through...

BREAKING: Manchester United humiliate Chelsea 4-0 •Arsenal make...

I will resume as NFF President on Monday...

38,000 to be sworn in as American citizens...

World Bank President resigns

Ozone Layer: RIWAMA boss tasks Rivers residents to...

Terrorists execute 145 civilians, hang bodies on poles...


Latest News Next Level in top gear, By Nkiru Jasper ATIKU: Tragedy of ambition, By Diyyam Warru Buhari’s tribunal victory raises hope for 2023 Igbo presidency Court-Martial: Army General on trial over alleged stolen N400 million loses round one More facts on the rise and fall of Ex-Governor Ambode How Olamide failed to save rapper who committed suicide Soyinka descends heavily on Buhari administration, slams charges against Sowore Constituency projects: Our findings will shock Nigerians – ICPC Afenifere to Osinbajo: Don’t bow to pressure to resign •Says stripping of VP’s functions sign of division in Presidency International auditors to probe NDDC’s N2tr debt How I was forced into 41-day dry fasting — Troubled SS1 student FHC, Justice John Tsoho disassociate selves from CUPP’s allegations


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,707 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,927 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,424 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,260 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,438 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (254,073 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,387 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (239,333 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (232,064 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (218,066 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,324 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,900 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,454) Business Verdict (81) Columnists (1,113) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (216) Entertainment (667) Features (815) Global Business Monitor (446) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,973) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (418) News (51,614) Opinion (1,365) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,471) Religion (1,104) Sports (2,173) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera