Business aviation services provider Empire Aviation has announced at show the launch of an aircraft management operation in Egypt, with a Bombardier Global 6000 the first aircraft to be inducted into the fleet.
The Dubai-headquartered company has also expanded its support offering, with the provision of continuing airworthiness management organisation (CAMO) services to charter and management companies across its bases in Africa, India, the Middle East, San Marino and the USA.
A CAMO is designed to ensure aircraft owners comply with the stringent legal and technical demands of operating a business aircraft.
“Based on Empire’s extensive experience with its own managed aircraft and the CAMO certification, the company has now launched CAMO services as a stand-alone offer for third-party aircraft owners and operators,” says Empire.
Two business jets are already on CAMO-only contracts, says Empire, which “takes responsibility for the quality management, auditing and records of each contracted aircraft”.
Empire currently operates a growing fleet of some 20 managed business aircraft across its global operation.
It says the Egyptian-based Global 6000 will be available for charter and expects the long-range twin to be well received.
The 6,000nm [11,100km]-range aircraft “comfortably accommodates up to 13 [passengers] in a luxurious cabin, and has a well-equipped galley, plus a private stateroom,” says Empire. The Global 6000 is also fitted with the latest “in onboard entertainment” including Ka-band internet connectivity which “ensures that wherever the aircraft travels, passengers will always stay connected”.
Empire Aviation Group managing director Paras Dhamecha describes the Global 6000 as an “excellent aircraft and a great addition to our regional managed fleet.”
Other aircraft are in “in the pipeline for Egypt”, he adds.