Providing outsourced technical and project management solutions since 2004
Santos Dumont is an Irish aviation company with a long-established track record providing independent commercial, technical and engine lifecycle management services to the aviation financing community. It was established in 2004 to provide airlines and lessors with outsourced technical and project management solutions.
Since then, the market has changed, our customers’ have adapted and Santos Dumont has evolved.
We are a full-service operating lease platform providing technical and operational awareness on a global scale, through proprietary analytics, progressive technologies, and an effective aircraft lifecycle and investment management approach.
The core principles of our business are:
To deliver a value-added solution with real benefit to client operations.
Delivering a truly holistic life cycle approach and a consistently high quality service.
To provide industry thought leadership and instill innovation in our people.
A full commitment to understanding our clients requirements, and to deploy our world class knowledge to achieve their objectives.
To remain an industry leader in delivering commercially and technically effective solutions.
Alberto Santos Dumont: Inspiration For Innovation
Alberto Santos Dumont was an aviation pioneer, entrepreneur and innovator. He was born on July 20th 1873 and he died on July 23rd 1932 in Brazil. At the age of 18 he was sent to France to study engineering and soon he became fascinated by flight. He started his engineering career by designing balloons and dirigibles, but his greatest achievements were recorded when he turned his attention to heavier than air aircraft.
On October 23rd 1906 he became the first person to fly a heavier than air machine in Europe called the “14-Bis” and the first person in the world to demonstrate a self- launching take off, with non-detachable landing gear. The Wright Brothers used a catapult and had no landing gear attached to their aircraft so there lies a distinct difference between the two remarkable feats. Alberto Santos Dumont dedicated all his life to aviation and was known for his innovative approach.