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South African Ordered 2 E170  
User currently offlineVector From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 214 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Just a quick note that South African Airlink just ordered 2 Embraer 170, and cancelled the remaining of E135 on order.

More info just go to the www.embraer.com and take a look at

EMBRAER REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2006 DELIVERIES AND TOTAL COMPANY BACKLOG

regards
Vector

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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2489 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Great news for both, but i don't see the sense of it since 2 aircraft of one type is a bit un-economical...


Also i just saw the Lineage 1000, a private plane based on the EMB-190 right? since when is it launched? i think this is a plane with great potention given the fuel burn, the range, and the space it offers... just perfect for company's wich need to send a couple of employee's to the other side of the country, or to another country.


User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
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Where will these aircraft fly to?

User currently offlineFlymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

My guess is Antananarivo in Madagascar & Ndola, Zambia. New routes proposed to Lusaka and Harare. Could also possibly be used internally for Jnb/George.

User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
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Quoting Flymad (Reply 3):
My guess is Antananarivo in Madagascar & Ndola, Zambia

How long do these flights take?

Quoting Flymad (Reply 3):
New routes proposed to Lusaka and Harare.

Aren't these places already served by South African? Are they going to be changed to E170's because loads are not good?


User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Congrats embraer good news.

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Quoting Vector (Thread starter):
Just a quick note that South African Airlink just ordered 2 Embraer 170, and cancelled the remaining of E135 on order.

Just a small side note, South African and South African Airlink are two different companies ...



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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2936 times:
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Quoting Vector (Thread starter):
Just a quick note that South African Airlink just ordered 2 Embraer 170

No offence, but the airline's name changed from SA Airlink to Airlink in January 2006. It is a private company that has no actual ties with South African Airways; other than the use of the SA designator, being a feeder airline for South African Airways on some routes and their participation in the South African Airways Voyager FF Program.

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 1):
Great news for both, but i don't see the sense of it since 2 aircraft of one type is a bit un-economical...

IMMHO the E170's should be more economical than the 732's they currently use on the JNB-TNR-JNB route.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 4):
How long do these flights take?

JNB-TNR (Antananarivo) = 03h20min
JNB-NLA (Ndola) = 02h20min

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 4):
Aren't these places already served by South African? Are they going to be changed to E170's because loads are not good?

Both TNR and NLA are served by Airlink only and not South African Airways. IIRC, neither one of these destinations have been served by SA in the past, however I may be incorrect.

Airlink are planning to expand their route system to HRE and LUN (Lusaka) during 2006.


Rgds

SA7700

[Edited 2006-07-15 13:31:03]


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 7):
No offence, but the airline's name changed from SA Airlink to Airlink in January 2006. It is a private company that has no actual ties with South African Airways; other than the use of the SA designator, being a feeder airline for South African Airways on some routes and their participation in the South African Airways Voyager FF Program.

Absolutely correct, but as long as they carry a SA flight number, I still would call them SA Airlink even the official name is only Airlink.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
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Quoting MauriceB (Reply 1):
Great news for both, but i don't see the sense of it since 2 aircraft of one type is a bit un-economical...

They have to start somewhere. They already have 5 135s so it's not as if Embraer is new in this market.



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Quoting Vector (Thread starter):
nd cancelled the remaining of E135 on order.

How many were remaining on order? five? I couldn't find it on the web site. Thanks.



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User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 911 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

When was this order placed? And when will the first a/c come?
Thanks


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
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Quoting Lumberton (Reply 10):
How many were remaining on order? five?

Airlink ordered 20x E135's, with 5 planes delivered thus far.


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 12):
Airlink ordered 20x E135's, with 5 planes delivered thus far.

So they canceled 15 E135s and ordered 2 E170s? Not good news for RR which stands to lose orders on 30 engines!  ouch 
On the other hand, I suspect Airlink has more E Jets in mind....



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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2585 times:

That's a huge cancellation don't you think? And I am sure order wise, 15x 135s is not equal to 2x 170s. So what's with the rest?

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