Air Peace the leading airlines in the country has concluded the training of four of its pilots in the handling of Boeing 777 aircraft.
This is in its plan to launch itself on the international route with a big push.
The airline, which launched its regional operations with its maiden flight to Accra-Ghana in February, has been designated by the federal government to fly into Johannesburg, London, Atlanta, Mumbai, Dubai and Guangzhou-China.
The corporate communications manager of the Air Line, Chris Iwarah, said the training which took place at the Boeing Training Centre in the UK was the first by any Nigerian airline.
The four pilots who participated in the training, includes the carrier’s Chief Pilot, Captain Victor Egonu, Capt. Victor Iwo Brown, Senior First Officer Ahmad Abdullahi and First Officer Emmanuel Iwhiwhu.
Air Peace recently confirmed that it was acquiring more aircraft, including some B777s, to beef up its rapidly growing fleet.
The airline said it was going to deploy its B777 aircraft to service its long-haul routes.
No Nigerian airline has ever used a B777 aircraft.
Iwarah said Air Peace would soon send more pilots for training in the operation of B777 aircraft.