The aircraft Embraer 190 received a type certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa. The produced by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer relies on the South African market, as recently the largest private regional airline took its first E190 to the fleet, which will soon begin operating flights.
“The type certification opens up new opportunities for the aircraft in South Africa and over the next decade, Embraer expects to put about 50 passenger aircraft on the South African market”, Embraer said.
Embraer 190 is a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace company. The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings. The wings of the Embraer 190 are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency. The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are very quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Despite being a regional aircraft, the Embraer 190 provides ample space in the passenger cabin, with easy access to the overhead lockers.