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MEBAA: Empire swells Gulfstream fleet

Business aviation charter and management company Empire Aviation (EAG) has added a third Gulfstream G650 to its managed fleet. The ultra-long-range business jet was acquired by EAG for an existing owner who was upgrading from an undisclosed model.

Paras Dhamecha (pictured), EAG founder and executive director, says with two G650s already in its fleet, the company “has developed a really strong experience” of managing and operating the high-end twinjet. “We are delighted to add a third G650 to the fleet,” he says. “This is a very impressive business jet, and it is no surprise that some existing aircraft owners are looking to upgrade to this very long-range and comfortable plane,” Dhamecha adds

Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR275 A1-12 turbofans, the G650 has a range of 7,000nm (13,000km) with eight passengers and four crew.

Based at Dubai International airport’s free zone, EAG, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, has grown its fleet to 23 aircraft with separate regsters in the UAE and San Marino. The private company has rapidly expanded its international operations over the past three years with an overseas office in India – where it hopes to secure an AOC – a dedicated US aircraft sales office in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and operations bases in Hong Kong and San Marino.

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