Aircraft management, sales, and charter specialist Empire Aviation Group (EAG, Static S4) has added a Boeing Business Jet to its fleet, increasing to 20 the number of business jets it manages. The company has inducted more than 70 aircraft in its 15-year history. EAG is operating the BBJ on behalf of its Dubai-based owner.
On the eve of MEBAA, EAG founder and managing director Paras Dhamecha told AIN that EAG had seen its charter business increase 200 percent year-to-date versus 2019 as aircraft availability for charter now is at a premium in the region. For this reason, EAG will have plenty to celebrate this week at MEBAA 2022.
EAG has become one of the largest aircraft management and charter operators in the UAE and also manages a sales office in the U.S., with activities in India, West Africa, and Asia. The company holds an air operator certificate from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and certification of registration with the San Marino Civil Aviation Authority. EAG’s affiliate in Bangalore, Empire Aircraft Management Services, holds a non-scheduled charter operator’s permit in India.
Aircraft sales are also a growing segment for the company, and it is marketing a portfolio of Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, and Embraer aircraft. In 2021, Gulfstream appointed EAG as its international sales representative in India.
In addition to its other services, EAG also offers continuing airworthiness management organization services to its aircraft owners and also third-party owners and operators.
“Empire Aviation has successfully developed into a reputable and award-winning global private aviation service provider to aircraft owners and charter clients, thanks to the team and the support of all our partners,” said Dhamecha.
“There is no doubt that we have benefitted from Dubai and the UAE’s position as an international aviation hub with world-class infrastructure, facilities, and regulators. Our journey continues, and the exciting addition of the BBJ quite literally adds a new dimension,” he concluded.