Nick Houseman

Co-Owner of Elitavia and President, Zenith Jet

Nick Houseman - EBACE

Nick Houseman is co-owner of Elitavia one of Europe’s largest mixed fleet business aircraft operators. Elitavia is a fully integrated provider of business aircraft sales, leasing, charter, aircraft management and related services, including flight operations management, staff provisioning and CAMO.

Headquartered in Luqa, Malta and with executive offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia, ElitAvia holds AOCs in both countries. At present, Elitavia manages a mixed fleet of 25 business and cargo aircraft for charter and private use. Aircraft types include Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Hawker and Boeing models. Elitavia is also the authorized sales representative for Hondajet in France and 16 African nations.

Houseman is also the founder of Zenith Jeta technical consulting services providing technical services to business jet owners related to sustainability, buying, selling, refurbishments, new aircraft completions, and aircraft operations.

Prior to founding Zenith Jet, Houseman spent a decade with Bombardier Business Aircraft in high profile positions. He was Program Director of the Global 5000 and Global XRS green production line where he was responsible for the financial viability of Bombardier’s flagship business aircraft program.

Prior to his role on the Global program, Houseman was Director of Flight Operations responsible for all of Bombardier’s demo and interim lift aircraft. During his tenure he was responsible for creating the specifications for multiple Learjet, Challenger and Global Express demonstrator aircraft. Shortly after his appointment to Flight Operations, he assumed the additional responsibilities of Sales Support and Sales Engineering where he was responsible for the entire Bombardier sales support organization.

Houseman began his career at Bombardier Business Aircraft in the Strategy & Business Development group, where he was the project lead on the due diligence and acquisition team for Skyjet. Houseman not only managed the transition phase of the acquisition, but he also went on to become General Manager of Skyjet turning it into one of the largest block charter providers in business aviation with over $50 Million US per year in revenue.

Houseman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.


Long-term Strategies for the Future of Business Aviation
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
11:30 – 12:30