Jun 12, 2017: The E190 has this week received type certification from South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority. Airlink, the largest privately owned regional airline in southern Africa, lately took delivery of their first E190. Airlink’s E190 will make its debut in South Africa at the Adrenaline Air Show, Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria which was held on 10-11 June.
Already a significant Embraer customer, Airlink recently decided to add a further 11 ERJ 140s to their fleet and will soon operate 30 Embraer Regional Jets of all three types – ERJ 135, ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145.
“Our partnership with Airlink goes from strength to strength. It’s great to see this excellent airline modernizing its fleet, and to be a part of their growth story,” said Reinaldo Krugner, vice president for Africa, Latin America & Portugal, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This certification opens new opportunities for the aircraft, which has already attained significant success in other regions of the world. I’m confident that very soon we will see even more E-Jets flying through the picturesque skies of South Africa.”
Rodger Foster, CEO of Airlink, said, “The Embraer experience continues to be a great one for Airlink and our customers. It’s exciting to see this beautiful jet become a part of our growing fleet. We can’t wait to see our customers’ reaction to our newest addition.”