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Airlink to replace its Avro RJ85s with new Embraer E170s and E190s

RJ85s to be replaced with new Embraer E170s and E190s by 2020

Airlink, Southern Africa’s largest independent regional airline, is joining the E-Jet operator’s family. The airline is acquiring five E-Jets – three E170s and two E190s, from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned Embraer subsidiary. Airlink will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

Airlink already operates a large fleet of ERJ aircraft – last December, the airline started to add 11 further ERJ 140 jets to its fleet. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, the airline will be operating 30 ERJs, comprising all three types – ERJ 135, ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145.

Rodger Foster, CEO of Airlink, said, “This is the beginning of the implementation of a well planned growth and modernization strategy for Airlink that includes replacing our current fleet of Avro RJ85s over the next three years. The strategy calls for a total of 13 E-Jets, and we are in the process of sourcing the balance of the fleet requirement – an additional 8 E190s – from the market.”

Copyright Photo: Airlink (South African Airlink) BAe RJ85 ZS-ASY (msn E2316) JNB (Michael Stappen). Image: 906856.




Airlink receives permission to put its 13 Jetstream 41s back in the air

Airlink (Johannesburg) has received government permission to restore to flying status its fleet of 13 BAe Jetstream 41 turboprops.

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Airlink’s fate to be announced today

Airlink (Johannesburg) will learn its fate today. The airline which has suffered through two recent accidents could be grounded by the South African government.

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Airlink Embraer ERJ 135 overruns the runway at George

Airlink (Johannesburg) suffered through another accident yesterday (December 7) at George (South Africa). Embraer ERJ 135 ZS-SJW (msn 145423) overran the wet runway on landing and crashed through the security fence ending up on a road. The regional jet was operating flight SA 8625. There were only minor injuries.

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Airlink loses Jetstream 41 ZS-NRM at Durban

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

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