Elit’Avia of Slovenia appoints Puja Mahajan


Puja Mahajan, CEO, Elit'Avia

Puja Mahajan leaves Bombardier to join Elit’Avia as chief operating officer.
Puja Mahajan, new COO of Elit'Avia

Puja Mahajan is the new COO of Elit’Avia.

Elit’Avia, a Slovenian private jet operator, has appointed Puja Mahajan as the company’s new chief operating officer.

Mahajan leaves her position in the department of business aircraft flight operations at Bombardier, where she notably ran the award-winning ‘Safety Standdown Programme’ for five years.

“I am very pleased to be joining the Elit’Avia team,” said Mahajan. “Elit’Avia is a visionary company that operates the latest long range business aircraft and efficiently manages its team across multiple locations. We serve diverse emerging and regional markets and consistently deliver high quality service to aircraft owners and charter clients.”

“The Elit’Avia team presents a compelling opportunity to make a significant contribution to a highly-professional and forward-thinking aviation company. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth and success,” she added.

Mahajan was born and raised in Canada. She started her aviation career in 1996 when she joined Pratt & Whitney Canada as an Aerodynamics Engineer. She holds a BEng, Mechanical from McGill in Montreal, Canada. She is fluent in English and French and speaks intermediate level Italian and Hindi.

“We are delighted to welcome Puja Mahajan to the Elit’ Avia team,” says Michel Coulomb, president of Elit’Avia. “She possesses an exceptional degree of expertise in operations, safety and workforce management. Since we operate a modern fleet of long range business aircraft in Europe, Russia and Africa, Puja’s experience and technical expertise in successfully managing a sophisticated and geographically-dispersed flight department is ideally suited to our needs. Puja’s wealth of experience will help us provide consistent top quality service and state-of-the-art operations to our charter and aircraft management clients worldwide,” added Coulomb.