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Max Air Acquires 16 Year Old Boeing 777-200


Kano based Max Air Limited has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-200 aircraft to boost its passenger operations and enhance capacity on scheduled routes, Per Second gathered.

The aircraft arrived at Mallam Aminu Kano Airport (KAN) on June 11, where it was received by the Max Air team. Its arrival marks a significant milestone in the airline’s history as it continues to add more widebodies to its fleet. This has opened doors to a new era of expanded capabilities and an enhanced passenger experience.

The aircraft landed at Kano Airport around 21:00, so only a few people were present to witness its arrival. However, a few airport employees and stakeholders were present to celebrate this exciting achievement by the carrier.

Although the aircraft is new to Max Air’s fleet, it was built in April 2007. It entered service in May 2007, operating flights for Japan Airlines as JA773J.

The aircraft flew for Jet Midwest for sometime and after exiting Jet Midwest service, the triple seven was unused until January 2023, when Max Air acquired it.


1, Registration Number 5N-ADB Boeing 737-36Q(WL) is 21.7 years old.

2, Registration Number 5N-DAB Boeing 737-36Q(WL) is 21.3 years old.

3, Registration Number 5N-DMB Boeing 737-3H4(WL) named Late Alhaji Bara’u Jakur is 23.7 years old

4,Registration Number 5N-MHM Boeing 737-3H4 (WL) delivered in November, 2017 is 24 years old.

5, Registration Number 5N-HMM Boeing 747-4B5, according to Per Second News findings was parked at the airpark in Arizona. The aircraft is 22.6 years old. Max Air has only one 747 active plane as of October 2019.

Max Air also has a more recent fleet for VIP leasing an Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy with registration number 5N-BXX. The aircraft is 12.3 years old. The carrier also has a Learjet 45 (LJ45) aircraft, a mid-size business jet fleet produced by the Learjet Division of Bombardier Aerospace. The Learjet 45 is a newer aircraft the airline purchased for private leasing and services.

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