Whether you are an operator looking for affordable yet reliable assets to lease or acquire, service solutions that meet your expectations technically and commercially, or simply wish to dispose of your older assets economically and efficiently, Vallair is your go-to service provider.
Our fast growth over the past few years (over 400% between 2012 and 2017) is a testament to our talented workforce and its focus on value creation and delivering the highest level of service to our customer base.
Buying mature aircraft or sub-components from the market
Selling and leasing to operators seeking specific aircraft, engines and parts
Managing assets – tearing down, refurbishing or converting
Maintaining aircraft assets to the highest standards (aerostructure, airframe and engine MRO)
With six complementary Business Units (trading & leasing, aircraft teardown, aircraft MRO, engines, aero-structures, and cargo conversions), Vallair offers aircraft operators and owners around the world cost-effective solutions to extend the life of their assets.
The company began operations in 2003 as Vallière Aviation. In 2006, the company opened a subsidiary in Luxemburg (JMV Aviation), at which time the president and CEO became a founding member and board director of AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association).
In March 2016 JMV Aviation rebranded as Vallair at the same time as an equity injection from Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (JIA), becoming a minority shareholder alongside Grégoire LEBIGOT, the President, CEO and Founder of the company. In December 2017, JIA increased its shareholding in Vallair to 40%.
In addition to its role as a shareholder, JIA have been an active investor in Vallair projects, bringing in excess of USD 40m in support of asset acquisitions and capital investment. JIA is a Tokyo Stock Exchange Listed company, founded in 2006, specialized in financial solutions for the aviation leasing market.
In June 2016, Vallair acquired Latécoère Aéroservice, a long-standing aircraft MRO based in Montpellier.