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EMPIRE AVIATION

Since 2007, Empire Aviation has set a very high standard in providing aircraft sales, management, charter and CAMO services in the Middle East and beyond, reflected in the track record of business achievement and industry awards collected along the way.
Established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2007, Empire Aviation Group is an awarding winning one-stop shop for integrated business aviation solutions offering aircraft sales, aircraft management, aircraft charter and CAMO services.
Today, we operate one of the largest managed fleets of business jets in the region and aircraft under management in locations across the globe, including the UAE, Europe, India, Africa, and Indonesia.
Currently, Empire Aviation holds an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (A6), as well as a certification of registration from the San Marino Civil Aviation Authority (T7). Our affiliate partner in Bangalore EAMSPL (Empire Aircraft Management Services Private Limited) holds a Non-Scheduled Operator’s Permit (NSOP) awarded by the Civil Aviation Department in India.
Our full-service branch operation locations include aircraft management services through an aircraft registration office in San Marino, and in Bangalore India, as well as pre-owned aircraft sales representation in the USA.

Empire Aviation has a team of more than 120 staff across our global operations – each team member is a highly skilled business aviation professional and all are carefully selected for their in-depth private aviation industry expertise and experience.

Empire Aviation

our story

 

 

2020

AVIATION OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Empire Aviation wins Aviation Business Middle East Business Aviation Operator of the Year – 2020.


 

2020

EMPIRE AVIATION LAUNCHES NEW LUXURY PARTNER PROGRAMME

Empire announces new partnerships with luxury hospitality companies combining hotel and resort stays with private jet travel.


 

2020

REPATRIATION FLIGHT SUPPORT

Empire Aviation supports a range of international repatriation efforts by operating a number of charter flights during the pandemic.


 

2019

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Harish Sadarangani, Director of QA and Technical Director – Empire Aviation at the 2019 AAGE (Aviation Achievements Gala Event) awards ceremony.


 

2019

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN EGYPT

The launch of aircraft management services in Egypt is announced along with the induction of the first business jet.


 

2018

THIRD BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 6000 JOINS FLEET

Empire Aviation inducts a third Bombardier Global 6000 (G6000) business jet onto the company’s managed fleet of aircraft.


 

2017

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AT THE DUBAI AIRSHOW

Empire Aviation celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Dubai Airshow with a cake cutting ceremony.


 

2017

THREE IN A ROW

Empire wins a unique hat trick of awards, with the presentation of ‘Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year 2017’ in the Middle East, for the third consecutive year.


 

2016

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Empire Aviation wins the ‘Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year’ 2016 at the 10th annual Aviation Business Middle East Awards for the second consecutive year.


 

2015

EMPIRE AVIATION AWARDED SAN MARINO AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

Empire Aviation’s new subsidiary – Empire Aviation San Marino – is awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for aircraft management and charter by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of San Marino – the first aviation company from the Middle East to achieve this distinction.


 

2015

SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Empire Aviation was delighted to receive an award at the GANE (General Aviation Networking Event) for Service Excellence in Aircraft Sales & Aircraft Management.


 

2015

HONG KONG – AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

New aircraft management operations are launched in Hong Kong to serve the domestic market, as well as the wider region including mainland China.


 

2015

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015

Empire wins ‘Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015’ Empire Aviation at the ninth annual Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai.


 

2015

SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Empire Aviation is presented with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ at the Gulf Aviation Networking Event 2015 held in Dubai and attended by senior aviation professionals.


 

2014

DASSAULT FALCON 7X

Empire Aviation becomes one of the world’s largest Falcon 7X business jet operators with three of the trijets under management.


 

2014

AIRCRAFT SALES IN US

Aircraft sales operations are launched in the US to help access the world’s largest market for private aviation and business aircraft.


 

2012

AFFILIATE PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED WITH EAMSPL – BANGALORE, INDIA

Empire Aviation launches its first overseas service with affiliate partners EAMSPL in Bangalore, to extend the company’s aircraft management and integrated aviation services to India.


 

2013

DUBAI SME

Empire flies into the Dubai SME 100 rankings at 22.


 

2011

INTENSIVE CARE AIR AMBULANCE

A new and dedicated Intensive Care Air Ambulance service is launched as Empire Aviation joins forces with RMSI, the Dubai-based MEDEVAC, emergency medical services and clinical services specialist.


 

2011

CAMO MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

Empire Aviation introduces CAMO-only management contracts designed specifically to support third party operators.


 

2011

QUEST AIRCRAFT

Empire Aviation Group signs exclusive international dealer agreement with Quest Aircraft, covering 12 countries, for the Kodiak 10-place single-engine turboprop utility aeroplane, designed for short take-off and landing use and float capability.


 

2009

LIFESTYLE@EMPIRE

Empire Aviation announces the launch of Lifestyle@Empire luxury travel division at the Dubai Airshow 2009, to offer specialised travel packages including high profile global sporting and themed events.


 

2008

LUXURY AIR TRAVEL BY DNATA

Empire Aviation and Luxury Air Travel by Dnata, a division of Dnata Travel Services, sign an agreement confirming Empire as a preferred provider of executive jet charter services.


 

2008

EMPIRE AVIATION OPERATES SEA PLANES IN ABU DHABI

Empire Aviation allies with Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), a master developer of major cultural, residential and tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi – and to supply and operate Cessna 208 Grand Caravan planes to major TDIC destinations in the emirate.


 

2007

AUTHORISED HAWKER BEECHCRAFT DEALER

Empire Aviation signs an agreement with aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft at the Paris Airshow, allowing it to sell Beechcraft and Hawker jets in the Gulf Arab region and Pakistan, with some exclusive rights.


 

2007

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Empire Aviation starts flight operations from Dubai International Airport, following the award of an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), with two privately managed business jets – a Falcon 900EX EASy and a Hawker 850XP.


 

2007

DUBAI AIRSHOW

Empire Aviation debuts at Dubai Airshow 2007, as the company begins flight operations from Dubai International Airport, following the award of an AOC (Air Operator’s Certificate) by the UAE GCAA.


 

2007

EMPIRE AVIATION GROUP

Empire Aviation Group launches as a general business aviation company founded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in response to the opportunity of the Middle East regional market for business aviation services.