April 6th, 2020
ELIT’AVIA CEO: THE CHALLENGES THAT MAKE PARTNERSHIP STRONGER
Iain Houseman, COO, of Elit’Avia has written a motivating letter:
“With the challenges of the ongoing and changing impacts of Covid-19 on the global aviation economy are unprecedented and we know we are all facing something that will change the industry forever going forward.
As our committed team of pilots and additional crew members have been working throughout the developing global health emergency to repatriate displaced nationals to their loved ones they have been supported by many of the dedicated staff in aviation to keep operations going. Its times like these when we all realise that teamwork and facing the challenges together means you can make amazing things happen. These same people go to work every day leaving their families during a time that has significant concerns for everyone and it’s the families at home who we often forget face many different challenges and quietly make things work while our staff are away. Their support is something we are always incredibly grateful for which is not often something we are able to get across. These are the times when everyone looks out for their colleagues and we have seen that with our amazing staff helping each other and their friends get through these challenging times.
As we see the demand for growing medical supplies our team are now supporting specialist cargo flights for medical supplies to those in urgent need.
The challenges of the workplace are now more complex than ever and having the support of regulators and sovereign nation authorities to help us work through the obstacles with safety as the number one goal we know that meeting these requirements has made a real difference to those in need.
All our partners have made incredible contributions and efforts to making flights and operations possible and as one of the largest operators of Bombardier Global aircraft our charter teams in Europe and Singapore are experts at working with governmental departments and multinational organisations to keep critical supplies moving and bring those stranded overseas home.
We also have a diversity of internal company expertise to draw on which has also seen our approach with partners strengthen the way we deliver our services. With CEO, chief pilot, our safety and training managers we have decades worth of aviation experience to work through the challenges and delivery solutions with partners. We have expertise in resilience and contingency planning through our COO who experiences in emergency response bring a different perspective to the way we interact with partners. Our partnership with all our suppliers ensures that we keep safety as the number one focus that everything else flows from and as a team we ensure the infection control safety systems we put in place together create a larger more interconnected system to work within.
These challenges make us stronger and FEAR, to an extent, is down to the story we tell ourselves, we choose to tell ourselves a different story and believe that together we can make the difference that so many need us to make.”