Empire Aviation Group is to expand into India


Empire Aviation Group to open new Indian branch office

Steve HartleyEmpire Aviation Group (EAG) is to open a new branch office in Mumbai by
mid 2011. This will be EAGs first office outside Dubai.

EAG is also at the inaugural
Kerala Aircraft Static Display Show 2011 held in Cochin where the company are exhibiting,
highlighting its aviation services and featuring a Hawker 800XP business jet
that EAG is marketing on behalf of its owner.

Steve Hartley, executive director at Empire Aviation Group said, this is the
right time to enter the Indian aviation market, as private jet registrations
have continued to rise strongly over the last three  years: “Market reports suggest that there are
around 130-140 private  jets currently based
in the market, covering all the major manufacturers. The market opportunity is
especially attractive for our aircraft management services, in which we take owners’ aircraft onto our mixed
fleet and manage, operate and charter them on behalf of the owner. We believe
there is also good potential for new and pre-owned aircraft  sales, in a market which is clearly recognising
the benefits of private  aviation and as
the aviation infrastructure develops rapidly to accommodate and support this

“Our clear aim is to emulate the success we have achieved in the Middle East, where we have become one of the region’s
largest specialists in the short time since starting operations in 2007,” added
Steve Hartley. “EAG now manages one of the region’s largest mixed fleets of
business jets, currently more than 20 aircraft. We believe our aircraft asset management
business model, with aircraft management services for owners at its core, will
work equally effectively in this exciting emerging market for private aviation.”