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Empire Aviation Group Extends Reach Into Africa

 - November 19, 2013, 4:34 AM

Dubai’s Empire Aviation Group (EAG), operator of the largest managed fleet in the Middle East, has extended its services into Africa with the addition of two aircraft to its fleet, to be based in Nigeria.

EAG, which already has a strong presence in the GCC and India, recently took delivery of a two pre-owned Dassault Falcon 900DX EASy business jets, one on behalf of a Nigeria-based owner. Both aircraft will serve the African market. EAG now has more than 20 aircraft under management.

“We now have aircraft under management in the GCC [UAE and Oman], Africa [Nigeria] and India, where we recently launched our new operations,” said Paras Dhamecha, EAG’s executive director. “We are especially pleased to have acquired one of the Falcons for the owner, demonstrating our full range of aircraft sales and management services and flight operations capabilities.”

Air Works India became a strategic investor in EAG in 2012, and Empire Aviation was set up as a division of Air Works to manage aircraft for the company in India.