Empire Aviation Group manages Challenger 605 in Africa


Bombardier Challenger 605 parked on apron

Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has made its first aircraft available for private charter.
Bombardier Challenger 605 parked on apron

Bombardier Challenger 605 parked on apron.

Empire Aviation Group (EAG) based in Dubai has added a Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet to its fleet in Africa, where it will be based in Lagos, Nigeria.  The company now manages six aircraft, but this new aircraft is the first available for charter.

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The new Challenger 605 business jet was acquired for a private owner by EAG, which managed the entire acquisition process, including registration and induction of the new aircraft into the fleet. The Challenger 605 has 11 seats and can fly 4,000 nautical miles.

Steve Hartley, executive director at Empire Aviation Group, says: “This is a good time for existing aircraft owners to upgrade and for first time owners to enter the market, with business jet prices starting to edge higher as inventories begin to dry up.”

“Africa is a strong emerging business jet market and we were delighted to work with this new customer to source the Challenger 605 with the help of our new sales office in the US, and to manage the entire sourcing and acquisition process. The new aircraft will help meet the needs of the growing charter market in Africa, and offers a very good balance of capacity, range and overall value,” adds Hartley.

Empire Aviation Group now has more than 20 business jets under management in the Middle East, Africa and India.