Empire Aviation India, a division of Air Works India and sister company to Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG), has announced the appointment of a new Head of Sales for Northern India. Pryank Sharma, previously with Air Works India, has been appointed to the new role and will lead the development of new relationships with private aircraft owners looking for professional aircraft management services. Pryank Sharma, Head of Sales for Northern India at Empire Aviation India, brings with him more than 14 years’ successful experience and achievement in leadership roles in managing airline and general aviation sales, in India. He was previously with Air Works India (a partner of Empire Aviation Group) and has also held senior positions with major commercial airlines, leading large teams and building national businesses and substantial corporate accounts. Commenting on the new appointment, Mr. Paras Dhamecha, Executive Director at Empire Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Pryank Sharma to this important new role for Northern India. His substantial aviation experience will be valuable to our team in India, where we are working to raise the standard of aircraft management services to a new professional level for the benefit of aircraft owners. This appointment is well-timed as Empire Aviation India is now firmly established in the Indian market and with the infrastructure in place to guarantee service levels to aircraft owners, who value the transparency and partnership approach that we have brought to the country’s private aviation sector.” Empire Aviation Group launched operations in India in 2013, with the group’s first overseas operation; the new branch in Bangalore was designed to extend the company’s aircraft management and integrated aviation services to India. Since opening the operations centre in Bangalore, Empire Aviation India has already taken aircraft under management on behalf of owners. Today, Empire Aviation India operates 24/7 and provides discreet and flexible business aviation services to owners, as well as charter services to customers with a wide selection of aircraft to suit all requirements.