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328 delivers Dornier 328 aircraft to new Nigerian airline

Posted 17 November 2013 · Add Comment

The German-based completions and refurbishment company 328 has delivered a Dornier 328 aircraft for Nigerian-based finance company SpringChild Investments.

The privately owned business has launched a new airline called Air Peace that will be operated out of Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos and will be offering charter services with a fleet of three Dornier aircraft configured for different purposes.
The customer acceptance of MSN3200 by SpringChild Investments followed the interior design programme which took six months finishing on time, on budget and on schedule, the German company said.
Having begun in May 2013. MSN3200 was purchased from 328 and signed for in April and was then reconfigured into a 27 seat layout at the 328 Oberpfaffenhofen headquarters. It showcases a first in Dornier 328 conversions as the seat configuration boasts four forward facing business class seats at the front of the aircraft, complemented by a further 23 seats in an economy format in the aft cabin.
The four business seats have been engineered to slide away from each other after take-off so improving passenger comfort once the aircraft is in cruise mode. In arm tables provides extra space around the business class seat area.
A further two aircraft will be joining the fleet. MSN3221 is in a 12 seat VIP formation and has already been positioned into Nigeria, whilst, MSN 3171, which has been sourced from the USA features a 32 seat layout and is anticipated to arrive before the end of 2013??. It is anticipated that further aircraft will join the fleet over the next year.
The new interior for MSN3200 was designed by Robin Dunlop of UK-based CTM Design who regularly works with the 328 team and mirrors the VIP interior of MSN3221. SpringChild Investments has also signed up for long term maintenance contracts with type certificate holder 328.
“Delivering further aircraft into Nigeria demonstrates that we are making strides in this expanding business aviation sector. We have now delivered  aircraft to two Nigerian companies and are in discussions with a third at the moment. Nigeria is now one of the leading countries for business aviation development in the sub-saharan region and we are making great strides in expanding our presence,” said Dave Jackson managing director 328 Group.
 

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