Empire Aviation takes on second Legacy 650

Dubai-based company will manage the plane on behalf of private owner.
Management of Empire Aviation and Air Works earlier this year.
Management of Empire Aviation and Air Works earlier this year.

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group, a specialist in fleet management, has taken a second Embraer Legacy 650 under management on behalf of a private owner. The latest Legacy 650 will join a fleet of two super midsize Legacy 600 executive jets already operated by Empire Aviation Group from Dubai.

Launched in 2009, the large Legacy 650 is an extended-range derivative of the successful super midsize Legacy 600. It can fly up to 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) non-stop with four passengers, or 3,840 nautical miles (7,112 kilometers) with eight passengers. It enables Empire Aviation Group to fly up to 14 passengers, non-stop, connecting Dubai to major business destinations, including London (UK), Singapore and Johannesburg.

EAG offers a management service to aircraft owners, helping them to subsidise the cost of owning the plane through leasing. 

“Our aircraft management services are the core of our regional business and it is gratifying that we continue to attract new aircraft owners to bring their aircraft under EAG management. In fact, we were the first operator in the Middle East to manage a Legacy 650 and we are delighted to add a second to our managed fleet, and to expand our long-haul capabilities,” said Steve Hartley, Executive Director of Empire Aviation Group. 

Empire Aviation Group has around 20 jets under management at Dubai International Airport.

Air Works India Engineering Pvt Ltd (Air Works) became a strategic investor in Empire Aviation Group in 2012. The two companies have set up an aircraft asset management company in India.

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