Elit’Avia gains AOC from Transport Malta
Slovenian-based operator Elit’Avia has been awarded an air operator certificate (AOC) by Transport Malta.
Elit Avia in Slovenia will take advantage of gaining a Maltese air operator’s certificate, by operating three manage aircraft, including a Bombardier Global XRS, a Dassault Falcon 7X and a Bombardier Challenger 605.
The Global XRS and the Challenger are immediately available for private charter, where as the brand new Falcon business jet will initially be operated privately.
Added to the aircraft previously registered under its Slovenian AOC, Elit’Avia’s global fleet of 15 aircraft actively serves clients worldwide, particularly in Europe, Russia, Africa and North America.
Michel Coulomb, president and CEO of Elit’Avia, said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Maltese AOC.”
“Looking at 2013 compared to 2012, we have enjoyed overall fleet traffic growth of approximately 20 per cent, with Africa representing a fourfold increase in activity. By year end, we expect to be managing 20 aircraft and by adding the Maltese AOC to our portfolio, we are well positioned to support increased activity levels without compromising our commitment to service. Maintaining high standards of safety and value-added aircraft management services remains our top priority,” Coloumb added.
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Puja Mahajan, chief operating officer of Elit’Avia, said: “Malta has emerged as a preferred location for business aircraft operators for several reasons. Malta is EASA-certified and FAA Category 1-certified and the government has created a tax-friendly environment for aircraft owners and operators.”
“We are pleased to now offer our clients full service management and charter support including: ground operations, continued airworthiness (CAMO) and other related services from this highly-desirable AOC territory. Ultimately, our objective is to fully serve existing and prospective clients across Europe, Russia, Africa and North America,” added Mahajan.
Elit’Avia was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia with offices in Accra, Ghana and Valletta, Malta.