Arik Air not affected as it only operates new aircraft
Arik Air is not impacted by the issue of the grounding of Boeing 737-300/400/500 series aircraft in the United States of America and not subject to any potential grounding by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as was referenced in recent press reports.
Following an incident with a Southwest Airlines 737-300 earlier this month, authorities all over the world are now asking airlines to double check the airworthiness of this aircraft series.
Arik Air currently only operates the new generation Boeing variants, the new 737-700 and the new 737-800 NG, Next Generation. These aircraft types have not been impacted by the reported defect.
Arik Air has the youngest fleet in West-Africa, operating a mixture of new Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier models. All aircraft are maintained by its partners Lufthansa Technik and Iberia.