Empire Aviation Group opens Arizona sales office
Empire Aviation Group in Dubai opens new US aircraft sales office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Empire Aviation Group, based in Dubai, has opened a new aircraft sales office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Empire is now targeting 30 aircraft sales in the US in its first 12 months of operation. The company has appointed Gary Wright to head the new US sales operations.
Steve Hartley, executive director of Empire Aviation Group, said: “We have proven our aviation asset management business model and the US is the next opportunity, after our launch in India, in 2012. As the US market for new business jets recovers, this creates opportunities in the pre-owned sector as corporations and individuals take delivery of their new aircraft and more aircraft come onto the pre-owned market. We plan to follow up this first step into the US market with the introduction of our full service portfolio of aircraft management and aircraft charter.”
Empire Aviation Group was formed in 2007 and opened its first overseas office in India in 2012. The company has more than 20 aircraft under management.
North America accounts for more than 50 per cent of global new business jet sales and around 60 per cent of the world’s general aviation fleet.