Aligning aviation investors with opportunity

Santos Dumont has worked closely with private equity, state owned enterprises and financiers to provide expert support throughout the investment cycle. Our leadership team and advisory panel have deep roots in aviation, with over 150 years of combined experience within the aircraft leasing sector.

The ability to direct sound business decisions is heavily dependent on the information, relationships and intelligence available. Santos Dumont is at the centre of airline and lessor transactions and manages key market intelligence to support its customers.

Aligning aviation investors with opportunity


  • Investment Advisory
  • Asset Management
  • Aircraft Financing
Investment Advisory
Full service provider

Santos Dumont is a full-service provider of deal origination, lease placement, asset management and trading support to our investor base. We apply our lifecycle value approach equally to new aircraft on their first lease, through mid-life acquisitions, right through to end of life divestment strategies.

Market understanding

Fundamental to any transaction is the ability to assess risk. Santos Dumont has developed key market analytics and investment models over the past two decades that pull from our deep internal sectoral knowledge and current global market penetration.

Residual value assurance

We understand the cyclic nature of the aviation industry and have positioned our service offering to provide full coverage to investors in any eventuality. Our teams use progressing technologies and web based management tools to support operational requirements, remotely and locally in real-time.

Asset Management
Asset Management

Santos Dumont has directly managed and supported lessor asset management activities since our inception. All our asset managers have a core technical background and have spent considerable time working with many of the leading leasing companies in the market today, supporting everything from backend asset data and quality assurance, to on-site lessee engagement and receivables management.

Aircraft Financing

Our aviation financing team has extensive experience in international cross-border asset financing and leasing transactions. We provide our clients with deep knowledge and understanding of financial products available for commercial aircraft. Santos Dumont sources and restructures both equity and debt for leased assets through its extensive network of contacts with banks and investors.

The Santos Dumont advisory board sustains senior level relationships and has vast experience in arranging direct order, purchase, sale and leaseback and portfolio transactions.