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Sahara Africa Aviation signs multi-year pool programme for growing Embraer fleet

Posted 3 July 2018 · Add Comment

Sahara Africa Aviation has signed a multi-year pool programme agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 500 components for their two recently acquired Embraer ERJ 145 jets.

Based in Nelspruit at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa, Sahara also has the world’s largest fleet of Embraer 120 Brasilia twin-turboprop; operating and leasing out a fleet of 14 E120 aircraft to regional airlines and corporate clients throughout Africa.

The aviation services company holds an Air Operating Certificate (AOC) as well as an Air Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certification under the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) regulations and is regularly HART & OPG audited. This enables them to provide contract services to the oil, gas and mining sectors as well as regional airline operators.

Embraer aircraft have been operating in Africa since 1978, when the first Bandeirante turboprop arrived on the continent. The Brazilian manufacturer continues to consolidate its presence in the region with 150 Embraer aircraft in operation with 43 airlines in 22 African countries.

“Sahara Aviation has for many years enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Embraer with our existing EMB 120 fleet. As the needs of our clients grew in wanting bigger capacity aircraft, Sahara had no hesitation in turning to Embraer for our ERJ 145 acquisitions,” said Trevor Brotherton, Sahara Aviation’s managing director.
“The pool programme was a natural fit that offers a sensible, cost effective and practical parts solution to our business together with their expertise and support in training, monitoring, advice and problem solving,” he said.
 

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