Business aircraft services provider and Dubai air show regular Empire Aviation Group (EAG) announced at the show that its India-based affiliate has been awarded a non-scheduled operator’s permit (NSOP) by the country’s civil aviation authority, allowing the company to provide aircraft management and charter services to the subcontinent’s burgeoning private aviation community.
The company, known as Empire Aircraft Management Services Private, has added its first managed business jet – a large-cabin Embraer Legacy 650 – which will also be available for charter.
EAG managing director Paras Dhamecha describes the NSOP as “great news” for its Indian affiliate. “This means it can build on its existing services to offer a broader range of integrated private aviation services, to meet the demands of one of the most exciting aviation markets in the world,” he says.
EAG is also marking its 10th anniversary at the show, where it is presenting in a dedicated pavilion its aircraft management, sales, charter and brokerage services.
The Dubai-headquartered company is one of the largest business aircraft operators in the Gulf with a fleet of more than 20 aircraft.