EAG adds third Falcon jet to fleet
Dubai, November 15, 2011
Empire Aviation Group (EAG), the Dubai-based private aviation specialist, has added a third Dassault Falcon 7X business jet to its managed fleet.
The aircraft will be based in the GCC where EAG will manage and operate the aircraft on behalf of the owner. The latest Falcon 7X addition makes EAG one of the leading operators of the Falcon 7X aircraft in the world, a statement from the company said.
The tri-engined Falcon 7X is well-suited to the demands of regional owners and operators, with features including flexible range, large and comfortable cabin interiors, efficient and economical performance and advanced technology, the statement said.
The aircraft features an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin and a long range of 5,950nm, making it capable of meeting the demands of the typical business aviation traveler. The 7X can connect New York to Dubai, Jeddah to Recife, and Riyadh to Perth.
It can land on short airfields and access challenging airports such as London City Airport (the only business jet in its category to meet the demanding requirements of the airport, with its steep approach and noise restrictions).
EAG has become a one-stop shop for private aviation services (sales, management, charter) since launching in 2007, with around 20 aircraft under management offering a wide range of choice to the corporate and leisure charter market, it said.
Paras Dhamecha, executive director, EAG, said: “The 7X is an outstanding aircraft and offers an attractive package of range, comfort and efficiency for the owner and for the corporate and leisure charter market. It is backed by Dassault Falcon’s local service and support which is so important and reassuring for owners.”
“We take a unique asset management approach with our aircraft owners, who benefit from our position as a one-stop shop for private aviation services. Each aircraft owner is a unique business model requiring a tailored solution which can combine management, operation and even charter to help optimise the aircraft investment. This business model works very well and the demand for our private aviation services continues to increase in the region. Our plan now is to double the managed fleet over the next 18-24 months,” he said.
Renaud Cloatre, Middle East sales director of Dassault Falcon, said: “The Falcon 7X is the flagship model of our business jet range and accounts for around 40 per cent of our aircraft sales in the Middle East. It meets the demand of owners and business travelers and incorporates a unique bundle of advanced technology, based on Dassault’s military aviation heritage.”
At the Dubai Air Show 2011 the EAG team will be presenting all the company’s integrated private aviation services, including aircraft sales, aircraft management, aircraft charter, air ambulance and ancillary services such as finance and insurance, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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