Embraer’s E190 jet has received type certification from South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Airlink, southern Africa’s largest privately owned regional airline, recently took delivery of its first E190 which will soon go into service.
Airlink’s E190 made its public debut in South Africa at the Adrenaline air show at Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria, South Africa, held earlier this month.
Already a significant Embraer customer, Airlink recently decided to add a further 11 ERJ 140s to its fleet and will soon operate 30 Embraer Regional Jets of all three types – ERJ 135, ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145 – the delivery of which will be completed by mid-2018.
Reinaldo Krugner, vice president for Africa, Latin America and Portugal, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “This certification opens new opportunities for the aircraft, which has already attained significant success in other regions of the world.”