Empire Aviation Group takes a Legacy 650


Embraer and Empire Aviation announce a contract for a single Legacy 650, joining five Legacy 600s already operated by the Dubai-based company.

Embraer and Empire Aviation
Group announced a contract for the operation and management of a Legacy 650
executive jet. The deal was announced at the NBAA in Las Vegas. The aircraft
will join a fleet of five Legacy 600 jets already operated by Dubai-based
Empire Aviation Group. The delivery is scheduled by the end of 2011.

“Empire Aviation Group continues to expand the Legacy fleet it has under management and operation, marking a clear endorsement of our new long-range, large cabin Legacy 650,” said Colin  Steven,  vice  president, 
Marketing  and  Sales,  Europe,  the  Middle 
East,  and  Africa – Embraer Executive Jets. “Less than one year after it first entered service, the Legacy 650 continues to receive strong market acceptance, and it is a gratifying axhievement for Embraer to see the first Legacy 650 delivered to the UAE market and joining Empire Aviation Group’s large managed fleet.”

“The addition of the new Legact 650 to our managed fleet will enable us to enhance services to our customers, expanding our long-haul fleet, while maintaining the same cabin comfort of our existing Legacy 600 fleet,” said Paras
Dhamecha, executive director of Empire Aviation Group, which operates one of
the region’s largest managed fleets of business jets. “Being the first to offer this new aircraft in the UAE is very
exciting for us, as the demand for our private aviation services increases in
the region.”