Empire Aviation Group (EAG) subsidiary – Empire Aviation San Marino – has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for aircraft management and charter by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino. EAG has become the first aviation company from the Middle East to be awarded an AOC by San Marino, where the company has already opened a dedicated office with several aircraft in the AOC pipeline for 2015-2016. The San Marino AOC enables Empire Aviation’s registered aircraft to perform worldwide commercial air operations, regardless of the aircraft base. EAG also holds a United Arab Emirates AOC and the company currently manages a fleet of 25 business jets with bases in Dubai, Oman, Nigeria, India and Hong Kong. The CAA presented the AOC to Empire Aviation San Marino at a recent ceremony held in San Marino, attended by the EAG Executive Directors, Paras Dhamecha and Steve Hartley.