AKSG Acquires New Aeroplane For Ibom Air
By Pioneer Team
August 03, 2020
ov Udom Emmanuel
has fulfilled his promise to expand the fleet
of the state-owned airline -
Ibom Air - with the acquisition of the fifth aeroplane.
A few weeks ago, when the
governor took delivery of the
fourth aircraft, he noted that
plans were underway to make
Ibom Air dominate the aviation
industry in Nigeria and the
entire African continent in
terms of services, professionalism and quality of aircraft.
He stated that the safety
standards of Ibom Air remained unbeaten, and the hygiene regulations the best.
"We want to really dominate
this industry with our services,
the quality of our aircraft and
the quality and professionalism of our own personnel.
"We have people to sell; we
have services to sell and we
have the best of the best of
the aircraft to sell,
Ibom Air announced the addition of one more aircraft, a
Bombardier CRJ900, to its fleet.
The management of the airline went public with news of
the arrival of the new aircraft
in the early hours of Saturday
August 1, via her official
The airline said the new aircraft, with registration number
5N-BXO, arrived Lagos from
Calgary, Canada, at 00:05 am
local time, Saturday morning,
August 1, 2020).
"After delays occasioned
by the COVID-19 pandemic,
Ibom Air is pleased to finally
receive its fifth Bombardier
CRJ900 aircraft, the second of
the two additional aircraft purchased in December 2019.
"With the arrival of this aircraft, our modern and efficient
fleet grows to five aircraft and
Ibom Air continues to operate
the youngest fleet among
strategy is in line with our vision to be a world-class African regional airline, the airline
Ibom Air which began commercial operations last year,
flying Uyo to Abuja and
Lagos, just last month began
operations to Calabar, Cross
Recall that Ibom Air took delivery of the airline's fourth Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft in Lagos
from Calgary, Canada, at 10:48 pm
local time, Tuesday evening (May
Ibom Air operates the lowest
average fleet age among Nigeria's
airlines. This fleet strategy is in
line with the company's vision to
be a world-class African regional
A key benefit of Ibom Air's
very modern fleet of Bombardier
CRJ 900 aircraft is that they all
come fitted with High-Efficiency
Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.
HEPA filters are high-intensity filters that do not just filter dust,
but effectively capture greater
than 99 per cent of the airborne
microbes in the filtered air, including microscopic particles such as
bacteria and viruses.
Cabin air in HEPA equipped
aircraft generally passes through
the filters 20-30 times per hour,
removing contaminants and
greatly enhancing the quality of
air in the cabin.