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Arik Air 737 Order Book (*Update*)

5N-MJQ (Delivered on Feb 23, 2010)

(POST UPDATED ON FEB. 25, 2010)

As of February 25  2010, Arik Air operates a total of 13 Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft  and a single “classic” variant.   Listed below is the 737 fleet with serial numbers and registrations.  A total of 15 Boeing 737-800s and 4 Boeing 737-900s are on order.   Arik Air’s fleet utilization rate is improving, with 2010 reported as a ‘consolidation year’ for the domestic services.  Regionally, Arik Air is poised to expand its network to other West and Central African cities this year with likely candidates being Douala, Libreville, Kinshasa, and Abidjan.

C/N Model Reg’n Notes
1750 B737-322 5N-MJA in service
2234 B737-7BD WIN. 5N-MJC in service
2248 B737-7BD WIN. 5N-MJD in service
2401 B737-7GL WIN. 5N-MJE in service
2427 B737-7GL WIN. 5N-MJF in service
2576 B737-76N WIN. 5N-MJG in service
2589 B737-7BD WIN. 5N-MJH in service
799 B737-76N WIN. 5N-MJI in service
809 B737-76N WIN. 5N-MJJ in service
855 B737-76N WIN. 5N-MJK in service
2789 B737-86N WIN. 5N-MJN in service
2819 B737-86N WIN. 5N-MJO in service
3030 B737-8JE WIN. 5N-MJP in service
3065 B737-8JE WIN. 5N-MJQ in service (delivered Feb 2010)
n/a B737-800 (15 units) 5N- Delivery 2010-2013
n/a B737-900 (3 units) 5N- N/A ?

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A Glimpse of Arik Air’s A330

Arik Air Airbus A330

Here’s a photo of Arik Air’s new Airbus A330 awaiting delivery at Châteauroux.  The aircraft, with (serial number)  MSN 1002 is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW 4168A engines and will be wet leased from Amentum Capital. The A330  will be used on the Abuja-London  route replacing the Boeing 737-800 service.  It’s not clear yet whether the A330 has the same interiors of the A340 but we certainly hope so!  With this latest delivery Arik Air operates 3 Airbus aircraft (2 A340s, 1 A330).

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Kaduna Turn-Around

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Future Pilots


Children visit the cockpit of an Arik CRJ-900 in Kaduna.   Arik sponsored 15 young NCAT students in 2007.  I’m trying to gather some information regarding their status, but it’s very difficult to access reliable and up-to-date info in Nigeria.  If you have any hints/leads for me (especially to contact the said 15 cadets) please contact me.

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Company Tour

…AS 2009 DRAWS TO A CLOSE

2009 was a busy year for Arik Air. Thanks to Anthony for the below photos.

Aircraft parked in Lagos

Sunset in Benin

Evacuation training on Boeing 737

CRJ-900 and Airbus A340-500 parked on the international apron, Lagos

School children in Kaduna visiting the airport and Arik CRJ-900

3 CRJ-900's on the maintenance ramp, Lagos

Check-in facilities of Arik Air in London, early 2009

Entrance to Arik Air's maintenance hangar in Lagos

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