Wednesday, August 7, 2013

■ GHANA: Slovenian business aviation specialist, Elit'Avia, sets up shop in Accra.

Slovenia's Elit’Avia, a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft charter, management and operation services, has announced that it has opened an office in Accra, Ghana and is currently managing four business aircraft for West African clients, specifically: two Bombardier Global 6000s and a Bombardier Global XRS in Nigeria, plus a Dassault Falcon 2000 in Ghana. Management of these aircraft is a blend of both exclusive client use and charter availability.

Elit’Avia manages a fleet of Bombardier Globals, Bombardier Challengers, Dassault Falcons and has past experience managing Gulfstream G550s and G450s. It expects to take delivery of a Gulfstream G550, a Dassault Falcon 7x and a Bombardier Challenger 605 before the end of the year, which will nearly double the size of the regional fleet.
Elit’Avia has been active in West Africa for about 18 months,” says Michel Coulomb, President, Elit’Avia. “Personally, I had the opportunity to live in Lagos from 1992 to 1997 and believe that this unique experience has been invaluable to our regional growth. West Africa has not traditionally been well served by business aviation management companies, which is remarkable considering that Nigeria had more new aircraft orders than South Africa last year.

Internationally, we are seeing growth traffic between the region and destinations including Moscow and Paris. As the economies of West African nations continue to grow, we are contributing to an overall elevation of business aviation service standards.” concludes Mr. Coulomb.
Founded in 2006, Elit’Avia is a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft charter, management and operation services. Headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the company has a US sales office in Atlanta.