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Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by HAAN » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:25 pm

Looking good. Not brand new but 2nd hand.
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by HAAN » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:29 pm

Construction Number (MSN): 19000481
Aircraft Type: Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW)
First Flight: 25. Oct 2011
Age: 5.2 Years
Test registration: PT-TPG
Production Site: Sao Jose Dos Campos (SJK)
Airframe Status: Stored

Ex Republic Airlines operating for Frontier Airlines.
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Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW)
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Config: Y99
Engines: 2x GE CF34-10E6
Delivered: 16. Nov 2011
Remarks: wfu 30. Aug 2015 std at RME 16. Sep 2015 - 16. Feb 2016 std at IGM 16. Mar 2016
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by HAAN » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:32 pm

See her sister N176HQ/MSN 19000461 is also stored. Wonder if Airlink will be taking her also.
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by evanb » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:00 pm

HAAN wrote:See her sister N176HQ/MSN 19000461 is also stored. Wonder if Airlink will be taking her also.
Couldn't imagine they would be taking a single aircraft. I would think this is the first of several.
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by Segg » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:32 pm

So why does it have its N reg if its been repainted in Airlink colors already?
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by Caravan Driver » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:04 pm

Link boer mooi vooruit!
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:34 pm

Segg wrote:So why does it have its N reg if its been repainted in Airlink colors already?
For the ferry flight
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by gregdeklerk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:46 pm

With all the fuss made about an Embraer being the right plane for the job to land at St Helena, could Link be thinking FACT to HLE?
It has the range.
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by Speedbrake » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Very beautiful in the AIRLINK colours, would be nice to see the E190 operate on AIRLINK routes.
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by FoxTROT » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:31 pm

Wonder how this affects any agreement regarding aircraft capacity etc in the tri alliance between SAA
, SA Express and Airlink?

Does this still exist?

I seem to recall that there was some kind of understanding when the alliance was originally set up to avoid having the 3 airlines operating similar sized aircraft. Isn't this why Airlink had to get rid of the ATR42's it originally operated before joining the alliance, replacing them with Jetstreams as the ATR's capacity was too close to that of the Dash 8's that SA Express operated?
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by Great Dane » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:30 pm

FoxTROT wrote:Wonder how this affects any agreement regarding aircraft capacity etc in the tri alliance between SAA
, SA Express and Airlink?

Does this still exist?
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by FoxTROT » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:59 pm

gregdeklerk wrote:With all the fuss made about an Embraer being the right plane for the job to land at St Helena, could Link be thinking FACT to HLE?
It has the range.
There were reports of Airlink staff being on the E190 that conducted trials at St Helena. I suspect it's not beyond the realms of possibility for Airlink to apply for the new tender to operate to St Helena.
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by FlyGiep » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:18 pm

AIRLINK BECOMES FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINE TO ACQUIRE EMBRAER E-JETS
Date: 19 Jan 2017


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 19, 2017 – 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. The unique performance characteristics of the E-Jet family will enable Airlink to operate within the challenging environment of the region, including short field and “hot and high” operations, while managing capacity and providing for growth.”

Foster continued, “the E190’s ETOPS (Extended Twin Engine Operations) capability and range presents Airlink with new market opportunities to address isolated destinations that were previously beyond our reach and in some instances that have never enjoyed the privilege of reliable scheduled air services. Embraer has proven to be an excellent partner for Airlink on our ERJ fleet, and we look forward to the continuation of superb customer support as we enter a new chapter of growth with the E-Jets.”

“Welcoming another operator to the E-Jet Family is always a great endorsement of our aircraft and the Embraer experience”, said Simon Newitt, Vice President, Africa, Latin America & Portugal, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We are very proud that Airlink will now become the first South African operator of the type.”
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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by Segg » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:23 pm

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Re: Airlink's first Embraer ERJ-190

Unread post by FoxTROT » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:39 pm

FlyGiep wrote:AIRLINK BECOMES FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINE TO ACQUIRE EMBRAER E-JETS
Date: 19 Jan 2017


Foster continued, “the E190’s ETOPS (Extended Twin Engine Operations) capability and range presents Airlink with new market opportunities to address isolated destinations that were previously beyond our reach and in some instances that have never enjoyed the privilege of reliable scheduled air services.
A clue to a certain route perhaps????

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