"Our Legacy 500 and Challenger 3500 are expected to join our charter fleet later in the year. With operating ranges of 3,125nm and 3,400nm respectively, they boast short field performance and steep approach capabilities, enabling our charter clients to operate in and out of some of the more challenging airports, such as Aspen, Colorado, as well as reaching Hawaii from Los Angeles, making both aircraft perfect fits to our growing fleet," says president Kevin Rodgers. "I would also like to thank ZenithJet for their oversight of the delivery process of the Challenger 3500, which enabled us to onboard the aircraft on schedule."
In support of its growth, the company is proud to welcome Renee Skiles and Justin Warren to its management team.
As director of charter sales and client experience, Skiles will be responsible for further developing charter sales/revenue and ensuring client satisfaction. She holds a Bachelor of business administration from Texas Woman's University and joins the company with a remarkable track record of success in sales positions within various charter sales organisations. Her proven expertise and achievements will make her a valuable addition to Elit'Avia's US operations.
Warren, director of maintenance, will be leading the company's maintenance organisation, ensuring safe operations and dispatch reliability as well as overall asset management for its clients. He joins the team with close to 20 years' experience in business aviation, providing maintenance oversight at both the service provider level and in the capacity of director of maintenance. He is currently pursuing a BSc in technical management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds an Associate of Arts in occupational studies from Redstone College. Additionally, he holds several industry-specific certifications covering multiple aircraft models.
Elit'Avia's dedicated team of aviation professionals has demonstrated unwavering dedication during its expansion phase. In May this year, the company acquired Pioneer Business Services (Pioneer) from Four Corners Aviation, gaining additional business aircraft under management; continued operations at New York Stewart International airport; a renewed focus on US-based aircraft management and charter services; and the evolution of the Elit'Avia brand into two separate entities, Elit'Avia Americas and Elit'Avia International. Michel Coulomb serves as CEO and accountable manager of Elit'Avia International, serving Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, while former ZenithJet EVP Kevin Rodgers assumed the role of president of Elit'Avia Americas, serving clients in North and South America. The company is now strategically positioned for future growth
"We have had a tremendous response since launching in May of this year and are in the process of onboarding additional aircraft to our certificate that we will be announcing later in the year," adds Rodgers.
US customers who wish to operate internationally can access EASA operations through Elit'Avia International's Maltese and San Marino AOCs.