World leading outsource provider for aircraft transitions

Santos Dumont was established in 2004 to support airline lease transitions. Since then, we have developed our systems and processes to deliver a premium service offering tailored to support both single aircraft projects and large scale transition programs.

Airlines operate in an increasingly challenging economic environment. Our focus is to provide dedicated technical, engine and commercial support that helps our customers navigate an ever-changing landscape with the experience, expertise and bandwidth they require.



  • Advisory Services
  • Aircraft Transitions
  • Technical Records Management
Advisory Services
Airline Advisory

Santos Dumont's team comes from airline, OEM, MRO and leasing backgrounds. Whether it is strategic, operational, tactical or analytic support, our team helps airlines navigate through the lifecycle and achieve sustainable success.

Acqusition & Transaction Support

Santos Dumont has been long established as a company originating and managing transactions, and supporting airlines in the acquisition and disposal of aircraft within their fleet. Our position in the market provides our customers with a global perspective and broad relationship network.

Aircraft Transitions
Aircraft Induction

Our technical team holds extensive representation experience in delivering aircraft to and on behalf of airlines. Whether it is new aircraft out of final assembly, delivery week representation or inducting a used aircraft into your fleet, Santos Dumont has the essential experience and expertise to project manage and deliver for you.

Transition Management

Aircraft transitions, whether planned or unscheduled, can be the most challenging aspect of aircraft leasing. As the world leading independent provider of aircraft transition services, Santos Dumont is positioned to support your operational and strategic objectives.

Technical Records Management
Technical Records Management

Our onsite and remote technical records management teams offer key technical support to airlines during both the induction and transition phases.

Our local teams have the experience, knowledge and capability to support the additional operational challenges of reviewing each aircraft record standard and history.

We understand the fundamental link between the asset and the maintenance history and importance for residual value and onward cost management to have the highest standard achievable when taking on or returning an aircraft.