Nigerian startup Arik Air took delivery of two CRJ900s yesterday in Montreal, becoming the first operator of the aircraft in Africa. The order was announced last month (ATWOnline, May 9). Two aircraft now are making their way to Nigeria with two more to follow in the next several months. At an emotional ceremony at Bombardier's Mirabel facility, Nigerian officials expressed pride and optimism over the future of aviation in the county of 120 million while Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu ...

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