Empire Aviation Group is hosting a dedicated pavilion at the Dubai Airshow 2023, where it will meet aircraft owners, charter customers, partners and aviation officials and deliver a very positive message about the prospects for the regional private aviation industry.
Empire Aviation operates one of the Middle East's most extensive managed fleets of business jets across key regions in the Middle East, US, Europe, Africa and the Far East. The company provides owners with a choice of aircraft registries (UAE and San Marino) private registries (Cayman Islands) and an aircraft sales representative in the US. The Group is also the authorised Independent Sales Representative for Gulfstream in India.
The team of 130 aviation specialists provides a wide range of integrated aviation services for aircraft owners and charter clients, and personalised customer services. The key is selecting the right aircraft and entrusting its management to experienced professionals who can safeguard its value through the appropriate ownership model. Its aircraft owner business models offers unique advantages in terms of comprehensive management, revenue generation, expert maintenance supervision or access to private jet travel.
Managing director Paras Dhamecha believes the Middle East is among the fastest-growing aviation markets and that the evolution of private aviation has seen a significant surge in recent years. He says: “Many people have had their first taste of private flying and continue to use private aircraft as charter clients or owners. We remain highly optimistic about the future of our industry as we see private aviation coming of age.
“2023 has been exceptional for Empire Aviation, with strong performances across aircraft sales and charter bookings. We see sustained international interest in all our services, namely aircraft management, aircraft sales, charter and CAMO, from various sectors, including individuals and families, corporates and government entities.
“Our goal is to continue expanding our model globally ensuring aircraft owners enjoy all the advantages of private aviation, while collaborating with a trusted aviation expert advisor and partner. However, our roots remain firmly planted in Dubai and the UAE, where we are currently developing a new private aviation facility at the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) at Dubai South. We are thrilled to be investing in the future of private aviation with this new facility, which supports MBRAH's vision to make Dubai the aviation capital of the world.
“The Dubai Air Show serves as a fantastic stage to introduce the company and our team both to regional and international industry players. Private aviation is built on professional-personal relationships and trust, and so the opportunity to meet our owners, charter clients and aviation partners face to face is very important. Of course, the show also provides the perfect opportunity to connect with new people and companies while sharing our unique story.”
Recent additions to the managed fleet include a BBJ and demand for charter remains strong, with a growing interest in longer leasing periods.