Monday, February 18, 2013

►► NIGERIA: AeroContractors to add "several" Dash 8-400s; to possibly retire B737-500s?

[UPDATE 18 FEBRUARY] CH-Aviation writes that Nigeria's Aero Contractors (AJ), also known as Aero, have announced plans to add several Bombardier Dash 8-400s to their fleet with an ex-Flybe (BE) Q400 (MSN 4079 | 5N- BPU) currently being painted for Aero at Norwich Airport in the UK. 

Other unconfirmed rumours suggest that all AJ's Boeing 737-500s due for expensive maintenance checks will be phased out and replaced with more cost effective Bombardier Q400s.

 AeroContractors first Q400 (Keith Newsome)
Aero Contractors already operates 12 Boeing 737 Classics in addition to a Dash 8-200 and a Dash 8-300 on charter services.