CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2217 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3635 times:
Bombardier.com writes today that Arik Air of Lagos, Nigeria, has ordered 2 x CRJ900, to be configured with 10 First and 65 Y-seats. The order is valued at $69 million (US). Arik Air will also lease 3 x CRJ200 built in 2003 and 2 x B737 built in 1990.
During the month of April, BBD has picked up firm orders for CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft worth $258 million (US) when adding up the orders from Arik Air, GECAS and MAT (Macedonian). If/when MAT firms up its 2 more CRJ900, BBD can cash in up to $70 million more.
Although the orders are not large and juicy they still bring in a fair amount of money, and one can see that they charge $30-35 million for an aircraft, which ain't cheap, so BBD must still have some clout in the industry as they can charge a full price. The E-jets are going for about the same price, aren't they?
MaartenV From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3592 times:
Well the website does not tell us lot more other then their possible colour scheme on a 737.
Is this one of the carriers who formerly flew rust buckets that where banned from the skies from the Nigerian Aviation authorities, thereby grounding a lot of airlines, a good decision in my opinion in order to increase safety in the African skies and to increase their credibility.
Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5126 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
Quoting MaartenV (Reply 3): Is this one of the carriers who formerly flew rust buckets that where banned from the skies from the Nigerian Aviation authorities, thereby grounding a lot of airlines, a good decision in my opinion in order to increase safety in the African skies and to increase their credibility.
= Hopefully these airlines wouldn't just relaunch with a different name. Sort of reminds me of the U.S. terror blacklisted organizations who just change names for "legality".
EurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3494 times:
Folks, here's some info re Arik Air:
1- It is a brand-new company
2- It is owned by a tycoon previously uninvolved in aviation.
3- It is managed by a world-class team of individuals, with both Nigerians and
Europeans on the board. The CEO is Alex van Elk.
4- It is trying to win the hearts of the locals by taking over the office and hangar facilities of the defunct Nigeria Airways, a former pride.
Enginenoise From Nigeria, joined Sep 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
arikair seems to be on track and is not part of a scam as some are trying to insinuate.
Infact arikair is a product of good things that are happening to some areas of the aviation sector.
Not only arik, AERO is doing well and is reliable and also VK.