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Empire Airways to Accept Saab 340A for Contract Charter Flights

Empire Airways to Accept Saab 340A for Contract Charter Flights Saab Aircraft Leasing will deliver a Saab 340A to Empire Airways of Farmingdale, New York, at the end of this summer for group charters and corporate shuttle flights. Based at Republic Airport, Empire was established in August 2003 and has clients including major corporations, schools and private individuals in the niche market of Long Island, New York, the Cape Islands and Connecticut. The Saab 340A, with 30-seats, will assist Empire in its growth strategy of carrying additional passengers on its flights. Currently, Empire has two BAe Jetstream 31s in 10- and 12-seat configurations. "The people at Saab are the reason we chose the Saab 340. Their professionalism, diligence and overall can-do attitude made the choice an easy one," said Empire President and Owner John Zaremba. "We welcome Empire as a new customer and know that the larger Saab 340A will spur this operation's growth as it seeks to expand its contract work for various casinos and resorts in New York and the surrounding area," said SAL President and CEO Michael Magnusson. Saab Aircraft Leasing manages a portfolio of 289 Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft leased to 25 customers in 13 countries. With 35 employees, the company's head office is in Washington, DC and has regional offices in Stockholm, Sweden; Tokyo, Japan. SAL is part of the Saab Aviation Services Business Unit of Saab AB. Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defense, aviation and space. The group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in system integration. For further information, please contact: Michael Magnusson, Saab Aircraft Leasing Telephone +1 703 406 7220 www.saabaircraftleasing.com www.saab.se John Zaremba, Empire Airways Telephone +1 631 777 2517 www.empireairways.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/07/13/20040713BIT00080/wkr0001.pdf