DEA Aviation Limited
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|Hubs||Retford Gamston Airport, Aeroporto di Padova|
|Headquarters||Retford Gamston Airport|
DEA Aviation Limited (DEA) is an aviation company based at Retford Gamston Airport in the United Kingdom.
It is a privately owned company operating worldwide undertaking ISR, Flight Inspection and Flight path validation missions. In addition, the company carries out specialist charter work and the transport of small size Dangerous Goods.
Founded in 2006 by Peter Bondar and Chris Dawes, the company was granted its AOC in 2009 and operations started with one Diamond DA42 aircraft. from 2009 onwards, more aircraft were acquired to fulfil contracts in Europe and Africa to service a growing customer base.
DEA attracted new investors in 2014. Peter Bondar retired and a new team was recruited and in addition to its work with its flight inspection customers, the company rapidly achieved increasing success in the ISR arena operating on the borders of the European Union. In 2017 the company changed its name to "DEA Aviation Limited".
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