Alexandria, VA

We are pleased to announce that VSE Aviation’s acquisition of Desser Aerospace’s Distribution and MRO operations is now complete, effective July 3, 2023. This acquisition includes only Desser (US), Desser Australia, Watts Aviation (UK), Aero Wheel and Brake (US), Cee Bailey’s (US) and Rotable Repairs (UK).

The acquisition of Desser Aerospace allows VSE Aviation to expand our tire, brake and battery offerings to our Business & General Aviation, Commercial, Military and Rotorcraft customers globally. Desser is the leading stocking distributor of aircraft tires worldwide, carrying all major OEM brands, including Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin, Condor, in addition to the company’s own private label brand, Aero Classic. Desser also offers ancillary products such as tubes, wheels, brakes and brake pads, brake heat stacks and batteries. The company’s product knowledge, industry expertise and depth of offerings provides a unique advantage to customers. Additionally, as one of only a few FAA certified tire retreaders, Desser’s retreading capabilities are unique and offer an attractive and cost-effective alternative to new tires.

In turn, Desser’s customers will enjoy a significant increase in the products and services offered by VSE Aviation. VSE Aviation is an authorized distributor of OEM turbine engine parts, avionics and actuation components representing some of the most recognized brands in aviation including Pratt & Whitney, Triumph and Honeywell. We are also the exclusive supplier of Lear 20, 30 and 50 series factory spares. VSE Aviation Services specializes in the overhaul and repair of oil, air and fuel-related engine accessories as well as hydraulics, pneumatics, oxygen systems and pressurized cylinder requalification.

“We are excited to welcome the Desser Aerospace team to the VSE Aviation family,” said Ben Thomas, President of VSE Aviation. “The acquisition supports VSE Aviation’s goal to provide our customers with tip-to-tail aircraft parts and MRO services. Together we will bring our respective customers added value through a broadened products and services portfolio and a geographic expansion into international markets.”

View the official press release here.