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How does a mid-sized company in the middle of Kansas work with some of the biggest airlines in the world?

More than 30 years in nearly every airline role – dispatch, scheduling, payroll, IT and training – giving our team the knowledge of what works and an honest assessment of what won’t. Add in a hungry team of developers and you get years of solving complex problems, saving our clients time, money and a whole lot of frustration.

“ELP Aviation is very dependable, timely, accurate and price conscious…and they are good life and business people. The work they have performed has been quite excellent and all projects have been reached within budget and on time, allowing us to achieve our goals with a high degree of satisfaction.”

Danny C., PSA Airlines

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Honest Solutions from Honest People

Airlines call on us because we deliver, but also because we’re real people who love what we do. Talking to Erwin, Jason, Stephanie, or any of our programmers is a lot more helpful than staring at a screen hoping for solutions. Since 2010, we’ve cleared up big headaches for big clients. Get to know us and judge us by the results, not Erwin’s corny quips.

We’re techie aviation experts with the human touch. We speak your language AND we code.

We are so proud of the company culture we have built.  Our employees are truly a family, which is apparent in their work and dedication. Our employees have said they love working at ELP, because they feel ownership over the products they create.  “We have the freedom to think creatively. When we are stuck, we can go to the company lounge, play a game of Foosball, and brainstorm creative solutions.”

Our lake outings, team-building events, bowling nights, etc. all build a culture of teamwork, pride, creativity, sincerity, and loyalty.  Our team is why our products are forward-thinking, creative, flexible and above all successful.

Honest Solutions from Honest People

Airlines call on us because we deliver, but also because we’re real people who love what we do. Talking to  Erwin, Jason, Stephanie, or any of our programmers is a lot more helpful than staring at a screen hoping for solutions. Since 2010, we’ve cleared up big headaches for big clients. Get to know us and judge us by the results, not Erwin’s corny quips.

We’re techie aviation experts with the human touch. We speak your language AND we code.

We are so proud of the company culture we have built.  Our employees are truly a family, which is apparent in their work and dedication. Our employees have said they love working at ELP, because they feel ownership over the products they create.  “We have the freedom to think creatively. When we are stuck, we can go to the company lounge, play a game of Foosball, and brainstorm creative solutions.”

Our lake outings, team-building events, bowling nights, etc. all build a culture of teamwork, pride, creativity, sincerity, and loyalty.  Our team is why our products are forward-thinking, creative, flexible and above all successful.

Our Clients

Our customer relationships are the most important part of our process; we are a customer service driven company.  Our philosophy is we would rather have a customer for a lifetime than for one expensive project.  We see our customer’s as our partners, we are flexible to work within the customer’s needs, budgets, and terms.

When our customers encounter problems, they can reach out to anyone on our team directly either through email, text, or phone call.  You don’t have to enter a random request into an impersonal ticketing system, blindly hoping for an answer.  Our experts are available 24/7/365 for any support needs.

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Our Clients

We are Customer Obsessed

Our customer relationships are the most important part of our process; we are a customer service driven company.  Our philosophy is we would rather have a customer for a lifetime than for one expensive project.  We see our customer’s as our partners, we are flexible to work within the customer’s needs, budgets, and terms.

When our customers encounter problems, they can reach out to anyone on our team directly either through email, text, or phone call.  You don’t have to enter a random request into an impersonal ticketing system, blindly hoping for an answer.  Our experts are available 24/7/365 for any support needs.

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Our Story from our Founder Erwin Ponce

Celebrating 10 Years

As I reflect on the last ten years, I cannot help but think about how we have evolved and the ways we are still the same.

Ten years ago, ELP Aviation was born in my bedroom. My wife Linda and I took out all the money we had in our 401 and decided we were going to make a go at it. I had 20+ years’ experience in the airline industry and my wife had 10 years’ experience as a college professor and creator of virtual classes for several colleges. So, we put our talents together and offered our customers aviation software consulting, simple and complex reporting tools, and custom e-learning materials.

Thanks to our loyal customers, we moved away from consulting and started to create new software solutions, every year getting more and more complex. Until one day, to my surprise, I have a room full of developers in an office building I own, and an amazing suite of products that I wish I had when I worked in the trenches of an SOC.  What an evolution!

But you know the saying, just as much as things change, they also stay the same. We have always been a family-owned company, that sees our customers as friends and colleagues. We care about their struggles and have an obsessive desire to solve their pain points. We are big enough now to solve any complex issue thrown at us, and small enough to still care like it is the only important issue that matters. We still enjoy a practical joke and a fun working atmosphere.

Read our blogs and get to know how we started and our vision for the future.

Erwin Ponce

Our Story from our Founder Erwin Ponce

Celebrating 10 years

As I reflect on the last ten years, I cannot help but think about how we have evolved and the ways we are still the same.

Ten years ago, ELP Aviation was born in my bedroom. My wife Linda and I took out all the money we had in our 401 and decided we were going to make a go at it. I had 20+ years’ experience in the airline industry and my wife had 10 years’ experience as a college professor and creator of virtual classes for several colleges. So, we put our talents together and offered our customers aviation software consulting, simple and complex reporting tools, and custom e-learning materials.

Thanks to our loyal customers, we moved away from consulting and started to create new software solutions, every year getting more and more complex. Until one day, to my surprise, I have a room full of developers in an office building I own, and an amazing suite of products that I wish I had when I worked in the trenches of an SOC.  What an evolution!

But you know the saying, just as much as things change, they also stay the same. We have always been a family-owned company, that sees our customers as friends and colleagues. We care about their struggles and have an obsessive desire to solve their pain points. We are big enough now to solve any complex issue thrown at us, and small enough to still care like it is the only important issue that matters. We still enjoy a practical joke and a fun working atmosphere.

Read our blogs and get to know how we started and our vision for the future.

Erwin Ponce

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Our Industry Experts

We are a reliable team made up of talented developers and aviation experts.

ELP has a deep-rooted knowledge in the aviation industry with 30+ years of crew scheduling, crew training, and crew payroll hands-on experience.  That is why the experts come to us for advice.  We know aviation, we know software, and we think outside the box to solve complex problems other vendors walk-away from.

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Erwin Ponce - Founder, President & Head of New Product Development

I have spent what seems like a lifetime in the aviation industry, starting when I was 17 working as a skycap, working my way up to Directors positions, in Crew Payroll, Crew Training Records, Crew Resources, Technology, just to name a few. I love our industry and my vision is to continue building products that solve long-standing problems, making our customers' lives easier.
When I'm not dreaming about the software I plan to build, I can be found watching a Miami Heat game or watching superhero movies or TV shows with my son. My family and I love to travel and experience the local cultures of the places we visit.

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Stephanie Koster - Executive Assistant & Customer Relations

I have been a member of the ELP family since 2016. I started as the office manager, or as some called me “the mother hen of the office.” Over the years I have learned more about the aviation industry than I ever thought I would. As I have developed relationships with our customers and become more knowledgeable about our industry, I have worked my way up to Executive Assistant & Customer Relations. In addition to keeping Erwin our President in-line, I act as a bridge between our technical team, finance team, and our customers. I love my ELP family and look forward to many more years.
When I am not at work, I am a mother of two and married to a farmer. I enjoy watching my children’s sports activities, playing with our 3 dogs, and refurbishing furniture.

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Brian Vaughn - Director of New Product Implementation

I am brand new to the ELP team, but I’ve worked in the aviation industry for 20 years now. I come from a mixed background of both Operations and Software Implementation, gaining experience from both a vendor’s perspective, as well as from a customer’s perspective. Travel has always been a passion for me, and I’ve truly enjoyed working in this industry, getting to know customers, and helping solve problems.

My wife, Christina, and I have 4 beautiful children. I’m originally from South Carolina, but now live in the Dallas, TX area. My kids keep me pretty busy with school, soccer, basketball, and music. We love to travel, and to spend time together, playing games, watching movies, and we love Saturdays in the Fall watching Clemson Football games.

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Prashanth Diddi - Partner - Director of IT Department

I joined the ELP family in 2016 as a Software Developer. At ELP, I always felt like home, never felt like I’m at work. ELP gave me an opportunity to explore anything without any bounds. Over the years, my position changed from Software Developer to Team Lead and then to Director of IT and now Partner, which shows that at ELP there’s always an opportunity for growth. With a wonderful team and challenging environment, ELP keeps me on my toes every day.
When I’m not at work you will find me playing with my one-year-old daughter or cooking. I love traveling and playing outdoor games.

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Cali Despommier - Director of Marketing

I started working with ELP as an intern and once I graduated from Wichita State University with an Integrated Marketing and Communications degree, I had the opportunity to join the ELP Family. Since my parents worked in the aviation industry for most of my life, it seemed fitting that I would end up working in the airline industry. I love connecting with people and sharing what good work ELP is doing with our customers. Learning about our customers & getting to reach them in unique ways that are specific to them. It all comes back to how humans work which is interesting to me.

I enjoy fashion, reading, and my new hobby since COVID is running. I enjoy connecting with people, and I love that I get to do that through my job. I have a wonderful supportive family and boyfriend, and two nephews that are the light of my family.

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Sushma Gampa - Director of User Experience & QA

I have been with the ELP Family since 2017. Initially, I joined as a Software developer and gradually shifted to working on User Experience, with graphic design and quality testing, which I found more interesting and challenging. ELP has given me an opportunity to explore new areas of work and exhibit my skills and creativity. My team at ELP is very helpful and always motivates me. I look forward to many more years with ELP family.

When I am not at work, I am completely occupied with my one year old baby girl and I enjoy spending time with her. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places.

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Linda Ponce - Founder, VP of Finance

After graduating with several degrees in GeoChemistry and Forensic Chemistry, I spent 10 years teaching and creating virtual courses as a college professor. When Erwin, my husband, had a dream to start ELP Aviation, I quit teaching and dedicated myself to helping my husband realize his dreams of reinventing the airline industry through new technology. I work in the background as a Board Member, maintaining the financial stability of our growing company and working with our financial advisors to plan for future growth of ELP.

I spend most of my spare time with my family. We love traveling and spending quality time as a family. My passion is creating and designing yarn from raw fleece.

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Jason Allen - Director of Account Management

Although I am new to the ELP Family, I have been in the IT and software solutions industry for almost 14 years. Even though I have worked with several different industries, my job has always been to help clients solve problems by understanding their needs and showing them how technology can help. I look forward to helping our customers on their journey and seeing how we can make a difference.

Outside of my ELP Family, my three kids are my life. I have one girl and two boys. I am a sports junkie, especially hockey and golf. I have a passion for animals, especially ocean life. My kids and I love to scuba dive and love swimming and diving with sharks. Yes, I said sharks.

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Ayra Diddi - Director of All Things Adorable

I have been a member of the ELP Family my whole life. I actually spent many days listening from my mommy's tummy while she and my daddy were planning and building some of ELP's best software tools. Currently, I can often be heard laughing on ELP's weekly company Zoom meetings. I look forward to many years of growing and playing in ELP's employee lounge. When I am not listening to my daddy strategize about ELP's future plans, I am playing with my favorite toys and napping when I get tired.

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Erwin Ponce - Founder, President & Head of New Product Development

I have spent what seems like a lifetime in the aviation industry, starting when I was 17 working as a skycap, working my way up to Directors positions, in Crew Payroll, Crew Training Records, Crew Resources, Technology, just to name a few. I love our industry and my vision is to continue building products that solve long-standing problems, making our customers' lives easier.
When I'm not dreaming about the software I plan to build, I can be found watching a Miami Heat game or watching superhero movies or TV shows with my son. My family and I love to travel and experience the local cultures of the places we visit.

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Linda Ponce - Founder, VP of Finance

After graduating with several degrees in GeoChemistry and Forensic Chemistry, I spent 10 years teaching and creating virtual courses as a college professor. When Erwin, my husband, had a dream to start ELP Aviation, I quit teaching and dedicated myself to helping my husband realize his dreams of reinventing the airline industry through new technology. I work in the background as a Board Member, maintaining the financial stability of our growing company and working with our financial advisors to plan for future growth of ELP.

I spend most of my spare time with my family. We love traveling and spending quality time as a family. My passion is creating and designing yarn from raw fleece.

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Jason Allen - Director of Account Management

Although I am new to the ELP Family, I have been in the IT and software solutions industry for almost 14 years. Even though I have worked with several different industries, my job has always been to help clients solve problems by understanding their needs and showing them how technology can help. I look forward to helping our customers on their journey and seeing how we can make a difference.

Outside of my ELP Family, my three kids are my life. I have one girl and two boys. I am a sports junkie, especially hockey and golf. I have a passion for animals, especially ocean life. My kids and I love to scuba dive and love swimming and diving with sharks. Yes, I said sharks.

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Sushma Gampa - Director of User Experience & QA

I have been with the ELP Family since 2017. Initially, I joined as a Software developer and gradually shifted to working on User Experience, with graphic design and quality testing, which I found more interesting and challenging. ELP has given me an opportunity to explore new areas of work and exhibit my skills and creativity. My team at ELP is very helpful and always motivates me. I look forward to many more years with ELP family.

When I am not at work, I am completely occupied with my one year old baby girl and I enjoy spending time with her. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places.

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Brian Vaughn - Director of New Product Implementation

I am brand new to the ELP team, but I’ve worked in the aviation industry for 20 years now. I come from a mixed background of both Operations and Software Implementation, gaining experience from both a vendor’s perspective, as well as from a customer’s perspective. Travel has always been a passion for me, and I’ve truly enjoyed working in this industry, getting to know customers, and helping solve problems.

My wife, Christina, and I have 4 beautiful children. I’m originally from South Carolina, but now live in the Dallas, TX area. My kids keep me pretty busy with school, soccer, basketball, and music. We love to travel, and to spend time together, playing games, watching movies, and we love Saturdays in the Fall watching Clemson Football games.

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Prashanth Diddi - Partner - Director of IT Department

I joined the ELP family in 2016 as a Software Developer. At ELP, I always felt like home, never felt like I’m at work. ELP gave me an opportunity to explore anything without any bounds. Over the years, my position changed from Software Developer to Team Lead and then to Director of IT and now Partner, which shows that at ELP there’s always an opportunity for growth. With a wonderful team and challenging environment, ELP keeps me on my toes every day.
When I’m not at work you will find me playing with my one-year-old daughter or cooking. I love traveling and playing outdoor games.

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Stephanie Koster - Executive Assistant & Customer Relations

I have been a member of the ELP family since 2016. I started as the office manager, or as some called me “the mother hen of the office.” Over the years I have learned more about the aviation industry than I ever thought I would. As I have developed relationships with our customers and become more knowledgeable about our industry, I have worked my way up to Executive Assistant & Customer Relations. In addition to keeping Erwin our President in-line, I act as a bridge between our technical team, finance team, and our customers. I love my ELP family and look forward to many more years.
When I am not at work, I am a mother of two and married to a farmer. I enjoy watching my children’s sports activities, playing with our 3 dogs, and refurbishing furniture.

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Cali Despommier - Director of Marketing

I started working with ELP as an intern and once I graduated from Wichita State University with an Integrated Marketing and Communications degree, I had the opportunity to join the ELP Family. Since my parents worked in the aviation industry for most of my life, it seemed fitting that I would end up working in the airline industry. I love connecting with people and sharing what good work ELP is doing with our customers. Learning about our customers & getting to reach them in unique ways that are specific to them. It all comes back to how humans work which is interesting to me.

I enjoy fashion, reading, and my new hobby since COVID is running. I enjoy connecting with people, and I love that I get to do that through my job. I have a wonderful supportive family and boyfriend, and two nephews that are the light of my family.

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Ayra Diddi - Director of All Things Adorable

I have been a member of the ELP Family my whole life. I actually spent many days listening from my mommy's tummy while she and my daddy were planning and building some of ELP's best software tools. Currently, I can often be heard laughing on ELP's weekly company Zoom meetings. I look forward to many years of growing and playing in ELP's employee lounge. When I am not listening to my daddy strategize about ELP's future plans, I am playing with my favorite toys and napping when I get tired.

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Erwin Ponce - Founder, President & Head of New Product Development

I have spent what seems like a lifetime in the aviation industry, starting when I was 17 working as a skycap, working my way up to Directors positions, in Crew Payroll, Crew Training Records, Crew Resources, Technology, just to name a few. I love our industry and my vision is to continue building products that solve long-standing problems, making our customers' lives easier.
When I'm not dreaming about the software I plan to build, I can be found watching a Miami Heat game or watching superhero movies or TV shows with my son. My family and I love to travel and experience the local cultures of the places we visit.

null

Prashanth Diddi - Partner - Director of IT Department

I joined the ELP family in 2016 as a Software Developer. At ELP, I always felt like home, never felt like I’m at work. ELP gave me an opportunity to explore anything without any bounds. Over the years, my position changed from Software Developer to Team Lead and then to Director of IT and now Partner, which shows that at ELP there’s always an opportunity for growth. With a wonderful team and challenging environment, ELP keeps me on my toes every day.
When I’m not at work you will find me playing with my one-year-old daughter or cooking. I love traveling and playing outdoor games.

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Linda Ponce - Founder, VP of Finance

After graduating with several degrees in GeoChemistry and Forensic Chemistry, I spent 10 years teaching and creating virtual courses as a college professor. When Erwin, my husband, had a dream to start ELP Aviation, I quit teaching and dedicated myself to helping my husband realize his dreams of reinventing the airline industry through new technology. I work in the background as a Board Member, maintaining the financial stability of our growing company and working with our financial advisors to plan for future growth of ELP.

I spend most of my spare time with my family. We love traveling and spending quality time as a family. My passion is creating and designing yarn from raw fleece.

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Jason Allen - Director of Account Management

Although I am new to the ELP Family, I have been in the IT and software solutions industry for almost 14 years. Even though I have worked with several different industries, my job has always been to help clients solve problems by understanding their needs and showing them how technology can help. I look forward to helping our customers on their journey and seeing how we can make a difference.

Outside of my ELP Family, my three kids are my life. I have one girl and two boys. I am a sports junkie, especially hockey and golf. I have a passion for animals, especially ocean life. My kids and I love to scuba dive and love swimming and diving with sharks. Yes, I said sharks.

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Brian Vaughn - Director of New Product Implementation

I am brand new to the ELP team, but I’ve worked in the aviation industry for 20 years now. I come from a mixed background of both Operations and Software Implementation, gaining experience from both a vendor’s perspective, as well as from a customer’s perspective. Travel has always been a passion for me, and I’ve truly enjoyed working in this industry, getting to know customers, and helping solve problems.

My wife, Christina, and I have 4 beautiful children. I’m originally from South Carolina, but now live in the Dallas, TX area. My kids keep me pretty busy with school, soccer, basketball, and music. We love to travel, and to spend time together, playing games, watching movies, and we love Saturdays in the Fall watching Clemson Football games.

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Stephanie Koster - Executive Assistant & Customer Relations

I have been a member of the ELP family since 2016. I started as the office manager, or as some called me “the mother hen of the office.” Over the years I have learned more about the aviation industry than I ever thought I would. As I have developed relationships with our customers and become more knowledgeable about our industry, I have worked my way up to Executive Assistant & Customer Relations. In addition to keeping Erwin our President in-line, I act as a bridge between our technical team, finance team, and our customers. I love my ELP family and look forward to many more years.
When I am not at work, I am a mother of two and married to a farmer. I enjoy watching my children’s sports activities, playing with our 3 dogs, and refurbishing furniture.

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Cali Despommier - Director of Marketing

I started working with ELP as an intern and once I graduated from Wichita State University with an Integrated Marketing and Communications degree, I had the opportunity to join the ELP Family. Since my parents worked in the aviation industry for most of my life, it seemed fitting that I would end up working in the airline industry. I love connecting with people and sharing what good work ELP is doing with our customers. Learning about our customers & getting to reach them in unique ways that are specific to them. It all comes back to how humans work which is interesting to me.

I enjoy fashion, reading, and my new hobby since COVID is running. I enjoy connecting with people, and I love that I get to do that through my job. I have a wonderful supportive family and boyfriend, and two nephews that are the light of my family.

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Sushma Gampa - Director of User Experience & QA

I have been with the ELP Family since 2017. Initially, I joined as a Software developer and gradually shifted to working on User Experience, with graphic design and quality testing, which I found more interesting and challenging. ELP has given me an opportunity to explore new areas of work and exhibit my skills and creativity. My team at ELP is very helpful and always motivates me. I look forward to many more years with ELP family.

When I am not at work, I am completely occupied with my one-year-old baby girl and I enjoy spending time with her. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places.

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Ayra Diddi - Director of All Things Adorable

I have been a member of the ELP Family my whole life. I actually spent many days listening from my mommy's tummy while she and my daddy were planning and building some of ELP's best software tools. Currently, I can often be heard laughing on ELP's weekly company Zoom meetings. I look forward to many years of growing and playing in ELP's employee lounge. When I am not listening to my daddy strategize about ELP's future plans, I am playing with my favorite toys and napping when I get tired.

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    Airlines depend on ELP Aviation because our software improves operational efficiencies, eases crew interactions, and increases profitability. We offer products that provide scalable and agile solutions based on the individual Carrier’s needs. We’re already thinking about how to solve the next problem.

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    103 W Spring Ave, Conway Springs, KS 67031

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    info@elpaviation.com

     

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    If you are an ELP CrewPortal App user please contact your Department for questions.

    @ ELP Aviation, Inc. 2020

    About us

    Airlines depend on ELP Aviation because our software improves operational efficiencies, eases crew interactions, and increases profitability. We offer products that provide scalable and agile solutions based on the individual Carrier’s needs. We’re already thinking about how to solve the next problem.

    Learn more
    Contact Us
    103 W Spring Ave, Conway Springs, KS 67031

    + 1 (316) 239-6080

    info@elpaviation.com

     

    Account
    If you are an ELP CrewPortal App user please contact your Airline Department for questions.

    @ ELP Aviation, Inc. 2020