Source: ALTA

ALTA NEWS - ALTA welcomes Drayton Aerospace as Affiliate Member

Drayton Aerospace, major player in the global MRO (Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul) market, joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as its newest affiliate member.

The company, founded in 2006, specializes in the repair and overhaul of components, structures, airframe and landing gear, tires and brakes, the commercialization of aeronautical material and the calibration and measurement of technical tools for a variety of fleets, including A320, A330, B737 CL/NG, B757, B767, ERJ, ATR, Hawker 800 and P-3. Its current operation is approved by the FAA, EASA, ANAC Brazil and DIRMAB (Brazilian Air Force).

Drayton Aerospace has operations in Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and China. With around 500 employees, the company successfully serves customers in a wide range of segments, from commercial airlines to general and government aviation.

When Drayton Aerospace started operations in Brazil in 2019 set an important milestone, acquiring all the equipment and tooling previously owned by TAP M&E in Porto Alegre. Since then, the company has been investing to enhance its capabilities, aiming to turn the Porto Alegre facility into an international center of excellence for airframe (Hangar 1), engines and components. In addition, in 2023, it has expanded its presence in South America by acquiring 19.000 m2 for landing gear and components service in Rio de Janeiro.

“Quality, efficiency and security are aviation values. We are excited to welcome Drayton Aerospace as a new ALTA member. Their commitment to excellence, expertise and their expansion within Latin America and the Caribbean will be an important contribution to the association’s work for the continued development of the aviation industry in our region”, affirmed José Ricardo Botelho, ALTA’s Executive Director & CEO.

“The Drayton group is delighted to have joined the ALTA family. We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new landing gear MRO facility in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, a significant milestone for our company and the local aviation industry. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the industry and the community for their unwavering support and enthusiasm. This new landing gear maintenance facility underscores our commitment to providing top-notch MRO services in the region adding further investments and capabilities to our already established engine, components and airframe business in Porto Alegre. Together, we look forward to advancing aviation excellence in Brazil”, said Chris Creutz, CEO of LDG.