Overland Airways Takes Delivery of First E175 E-Jet From Embraer

Overland Airways new E-175
Abuja, Nigeria, 14 September 2023

Nigeria’s Overland Airways has taken delivery of the first of three new E175 E-Jets from aircraft manufacturer, Embraer. The aircraft was delivered to the airline last week. The twenty-year old West African carrier, an affiliate of the Landover Aviation Services Company, also holds options for three additional aircraft.

The carrier, which operates both scheduled and charter flights, plans to use the dual-class 88-seat E175s to increase capacity on domestic routes and expand services to regional cities. The new aircraft will supplement the airline’s current all-turboprop fleet and, “expand our reach and network,” according to Overland Airways Managing Director Capt. Edward Boyo. “Overland has an ecosystem of aviation excellence crowned with its E175 fleet. With Embraer, we now have very flexible options to grow our fleet and capacity to meet all future demand.”

“The delivery of Overland’s first new E175 marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for the airline and Embraer. Nigeria represents one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world; Overland and Embraer are committed to the support of its continued success with a product line perfectly suited to build connectivity across West Africa”, said Stephan Hannemann, Head of Africa & Middle East Region, Commercial Aviation.

Concurrent with the arrival of its new E175s, Overland is aggressively ramping up its presence in Nigeria. It has built a new corporate office and hangar facilities in Lagos. The airline is an Approved Maintenance Organization under the certification of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Overland’s partner, Landover Aviation Services, runs one of IATA’s top ten aviation training institutions in Africa. The Landover Aviation Business School specializes in airline technical and operations, aviation management, and travel and tourism.

Incorporated on September 17‚ 1998 to provide scheduled and charter flight services, Overland Airways Limited commenced flights in 2002 with the aim of increasing the prosperity of the Nigerian hinterland by providing seamless and reliable air transportation of business and leisure travelers and interconnecting hub cities and remote economies.

Headquartered in Lagos‚ Nigeria with operational stations across Nigeria and West Africa, Overland Airways operates scheduled flights within the country and parts of ECOWAS region‚ with charter flights to West and Central Africa. Its route network includes Lagos‚ Abuja‚ Ibadan‚ Ilorin‚ Akure‚ Jalingo‚ Warri and Dutse in Nigeria‚ as well as Niamey (Niger)‚ Lome (Togo) and Cotonou (Benin) in West Africa.

The Airline is an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) authorised by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) occupying a world-class hangar facility at the General Aviation Terminal‚ Murtala Muhammed Airport‚ Lagos.

It is a Member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)‚ the association of leading global airlines that control over 80% of scheduled global traffic, and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA)‚ the umbrella body of airlines from African Union (AU) member States.

Overland Airways achieved the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registration in 2015‚ which has been consecutively renewed in 2017‚ 2019‚ 2021 and 2022. IOSA is a global benchmark for enhancing operational safety of airlines.

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