Brazilian airline conglomerate Embraer has announced that it is going to open a training centre in South Africa. As mentioned in the local and trade aviation press, the centre, located in Johannesburg, at the O. R Tambo international airport, will start operating in the first semester of 2018. The Brazilian airline manufacturer claims that the area will fit around 2,000 staff members when working at its full capacity.
According to the company, the Embraer Training Centre will be equipped with complete flight simulator for the commercial E-Jets, flight management system simulators, training of doors, including wings. Pilots, technicians and cabin crew will benefit from the new installations.
With a growing middle class, the African continent seems a hot spot region and Embraer is seizing the opportunity. In August the company has started suppling planes for Airlink, a South African regional carrier. Embraer has being a plane supplier to the African continent since the 70s, operating with commercial and military aircrafts alike, and is present in nearly 20 countries.