DEA Aviation Limited

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DEA Aviation Ltd.
Logo for DEA Aviation Limited 20180111.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- WKT WHITE KNIGHT
Founded2006[1]
AOC #GB2339
HubsRetford Gamston Airport, Aeroporto di Padova
Fleet size7[2]
HeadquartersRetford Gamston Airport
Websitewww.dea.aero

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.[3][4][5] In addition, the company carries out specialist charter work and the transport of small size Dangerous Goods.

DEA Aviation Limited operates its own Aircraft Maintenance facility and holds a Part M Subpart G[6] with ARC privileges as well as a Part 145 Approval[7].

History[edit]

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".[8]

Fleet[edit]

DEA operates seven Diamond DA42[9] and one Diamond DA62 in various configurations.

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