Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has launched a fresh aircraft management arm in Egypt and has also received approval to provide continuing airworthiness management organization (CAMO) services for third party operators, the company announced at the Dubai Airshow.
EAG (Static 3) in Egypt recently inducted its first aircraft—a Bombardier Global 6000—into the company’s managed fleet of more than 20 business jets. In addition to managing and operating the new business jet, EAG will also offer the aircraft for global charter.
“The introduction of our full-service aircraft management in Egypt [indicates] a market with tremendous potential,” said Paras Dhamecha, Empire Aviation Group managing director. “The Global 6000 is an excellent aircraft and a great addition to our regional managed fleet and aircraft available for charter. We already have other candidate aircraft in the pipeline for Egypt and benefit from the support of our associate partner, Z-Aviation Services in Cairo.”
EAG is keen to signify the importance of the company’s CAMO certification, which ensures aircraft owners comply with the stringent legal and technical demands of operating a business jet. Two EAG-managed business jets are already on CAMO-only contracts, under which EAG manages quality, audit, and records of contracted aircraft. “CAMO is a commitment to ensuring the airworthiness of an aircraft, culminating in a certificate of release to service, without which an aircraft will not be able to fly,” the company said.
Launched in 2007, EAG manages and operates an extensive fleet of business jets in Dubai, Oman, India, Hong Kong, Nigeria, and Egypt. It also has a charter presence in India and San Marino and a dedicated sales office in the U.S. The Empire fleet includes four Gulfstream G650s, seven Bombardier Globals, two Dassault Falcons, five Embraer Legacys, and a Hawker 900XP.