December 7, 2017:
Slovenia's Elit'Avia is reporting a shift in business aviation access and ownership models.
"Overall, the total number of aircraft sales is declining, while ACMI arrangements are becoming more prevalent," states CEO Puja Mahajan.
"This is particularly significant because many clients choosing ACMI do have the resources to pursue full ownership. We attribute this change in behaviour to several factors, such as an increase in clients who treat business aviation as a typical operating expense and want to avoid the capital expenditure of ownership. Other clients favour the additional layer of discretion that goes with leasing versus owning."
Elit'Avia has more than a decade of experience in crew support, ACMI and managing privately-owned aircraft. "No matter a client's preferred legal framework, we are committed to delivering an exceptional business aviation experience," Mahajan continues.
"For clients specifically seeking an ACMI arrangement, we leverage our network to find the right solution for the mission. We also select the optimal aircraft and complement it with comprehensive tailor-made services and the right crew."
The company holds AOCs in Slovenia, Malta and San Marino. Elit'Avia is Stage III IS-BAO certified and manages a mixed fleet of 21 midsize to long range business aircraft including the G450, 550 and 650, Challenger 300, 604 and 605, Global 6000 and XRS, Legacy 600, Falcon 50EX, 2000S and 7X and a Hawker 800.