Sirius Aero buys three new planes
This June, the largest business aviation company in Eastern Europe Sirius Aero acquired 3 new Embraer Legacy 600 aircrafts. Now the company owns in total 18 planes based in Europe and Russia: Hawkers, Challengers 850, Embraers (premium trim).
The new planes have already undergone pre-operational maintenance and received their flight certifications.The first to take off was Legacy 600/ 9H-AIQ on June 21. Legacy 600/ 9H-AIР and Legacy 600/ 9H-AIS will be delivering their first passengers on August 1.
Yelena Stepanova, the commercial director of Sirius Aero, comments: “Despite the hard times for the civil aviation industry we need to expand our fleet. The demand for the business aviation services is increasing, the number of our customers is growing too. In 2020, Sirius Aero delivered 2,11 times more passengers than in 2019. On top of that, high tourism countries opened their borders which resulted in great crowds in terminals. Because of that, people happily switched from usual commercial airlines to business aviation. On the Russian business aviation market we have no equals and recently we successfully entered the European market: we opened offices in Vienna and London, based 6 planes in Europe. With the new 3 bought planes it’ll be 9 very soon. But that’s not the limit of our plans. Sirius Aero will open sales offices in UAE, Switzerland, Cyprus, we will further buy new planes”.
Sirius Aero has been being audited by the International Business Aviation Council since 2017 and has IS-BAO stage I and IS-BAO stage II certificates. We are working towards getting IS-BAO stage III by the end of 2021. Also, in 2020, we received a Maltese certificate – Civil Aviation Directorate Transport Malta.