South African regional airline Airlink will acquire three Embraer E170s and two E190s from Embraer subsidiary ECC Leasing, as part of a wider plan to take 13 E-Jets in total. An Embraer spokesman confirmed to ATW the aircraft have been sold, rather than leased, by ECC to Airlink. Independently owned Airlink will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017, marking the type’s South African debut. “This is the beginning of the implementation of a well-planned growth ...

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