By Sylvie Peron
Elit’Avia, the company headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is offering repatriation, medical staff transportation and specialized cargo flight services, in response to the worldwide Covid-19 crisis.
In the past 45 days, the company has been involved in the repatriation of citizens from countries including Russia, Romania, Italy, Slovenia and Uzbekistan. Additionally, it has managed the transportation of medical doctors, support staff and essential supplies.
By maintaining a sophisticated IT and communications infrastructure and rapidly adopting a decentralized work-from-home policy, Elit’Avia has protected its team from infection, delivering uninterrupted, consistent support and service to its clients.
“The Covid-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on people worldwide,” says the company’s CEO Michel Coulomb. “The team has responded by attempting to make a positive contribution where we are most able. As aircraft managers, we have enhanced traditional charter with specialized services. Operating in the current environment is very complex. Each flight plan is highly-tailored in response to jurisdictional access, landing rights, quarantines and other hurdles.”
One of Europe’s largest operators of Bombardier Global aircraft, Elit’Avia is a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft sales, leasing, charter, aircraft management and related services, including flight operations management, staff provision and CAMO. With AOCs in Slovenia and Malta, the company manages a mixed fleet of 25 large to long-range business aircraft for charter and private use.
“Our team has a wealth of operational experience with particular expertise in Europe, Russia, the CIS, Africa and Asia. We are leveraging our skills, abilities and relationships in an effort to best-serve clients with unprecedented needs. The business aviation community is uniquely positioned to make a positive contribution and we are proud to be supporting individuals and organizations at this difficult time,” concludes Michel Coulomb.