About Desser

Desser Aerospace, a VSE Aviation company, is your partner for global aviation distribution, MRO and DER repair services. Founded as a rubber distribution business in 1920, Desser has since grown into an international partner for aircraft operators and FAA repair shops worldwide. The Desser Aerospace platform is comprised of industry leaders located globally:

Together, the Desser Aerospace businesses are dedicated to supporting airline operators, aftermarket service providers, repair stations and OEMs worldwide.

Our certifications & quality policy

Desser Aerospace is proud to hold a variety of industry certifications including:

  • FAA Certified Independent Repair Station
  • EASA Certified Independent Repair Station
  • AS9100D Certified for Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Certified by the National Transportation Safety Board

We are committed to creating total customer satisfaction by providing high-quality products and superior service, adding value for customers. We achieve these results through the empowerment of employees and the company’s relentless focus on continuous process improvement.

Historical Timeline

Desser Aerospace, originally called Desser Tire & Rubber Company and focused on rubber scrap recovery and distribution, was founded in 1920. Over the succeeding 100 years, the company has expanded organically and through acquisitions, adding valuable capabilities and extending our geographic reach to better serve our customers. Today, Desser Aerospace is a market leader for aftermarket aerospace parts distribution, Component MRO Services, and DER repair alternative products.

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    Acquired by VSE Aviation, a global distributor of OEM turbine engine parts, avionics and actuation components and services as well as MRO services on engines, components, accessories and related items, oxygen systems and wheels & brakes

  • Rebranded as Desser Aerospace, highlighting the company’s platform of diverse businesses and expansive product and service offering

  • Acquired AOG Aviation Spares, a DER repair business, and Seginus, a designer and manufacturer of PMA parts

  • Acquired Rotable Repairs, a UK-based MRO services provider principally aircraft wheel and brake focused

  • Acquired UK-based Watts Aviation to expand geographical reach and distribution capabilities

  • Added a sanctioned Parker/Stratoflex FAA/TSO hose production facility to its footprint in Montebello, CA., to support military and commercial aircraft customers

  • Graham Partners acquired Desser from 3rd generation family-owner

  • Dunlop appointed Desser as a distributor, broadening Desser’s distribution reach

  • Cee Bailey’s added sewn products to support U.S. government prime contractors and business/corporate aircraft

  • Acquired Cee Bailey’s Aircraft Plastics, expanding product offerings to include aircraft and helicopter PMA windows and windshields

  • Acquired Aero Wheel & Brake, an FAA repair station, to become a one-stop shop provider for tires and wheel services

  • Formed a joint venture with several other U.S.-based aircraft tire and retreading companies providing regionally located retreading services

  • Introduced tire retreading capabilities and opened Tennessee warehouse for faster shipping to the Eastern U.S.

  • Steve Chlavin joined Desser to begin the Company’s 3rd generation of family ownership

  • Desser began operations in the scrap rubber industry

Our Capabilities


Leading distributor and retreader of specialty aviation tires and other aircraft components to the commercial, business, military and general aviation (GA) aftermarkets.

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Provider of component Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, creating a one-stop shop for customers.

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