Over
20 years
in business

Our
company.

Our activities started in 1998 and we employ 15 people at our headquarters in Lichtenfels, Germany. We buy, promote, store, re-furbish, re-cycle and re-sell AS REMOVED passenger seats and interiors for airlines, leasing companies, MROs and resellers.

Experience

Cost competitive

Fast and efficient

Reliability

The extra mile

Cabin
experts

Our goal is to give passenger seats and interiors a second life. While re-cycling seats we are filling an import gap in the market and providing a green product. We make surplus seats more competitive by offering a project based, innovative solutions which are not only industry approved but have also been successfully implemented in the market.

History.

2021

Relaunch of Aviationgate.com

2019

We got the Export Award Bavaria 2019 in the trade category.

2019

A330 Enhanced Interiors – Partnership with Avianor Inc. and aviationscouts GmbH for two Airbus.

2018

“20 years in business” celebration and Hemal Bharadva joining the team and preparation of EN9120 Quality System.

2017

Major project buying and selling 8 ship sets ex Philippine Airlines A330.

2016

Major project buying and selling 8 ship sets ex KLM 777.

2016

Cooperation agreements with Avianor of Canada and RISE Aerospace of Singapore.

2015

First passenger seat consignments from Airberlin, Scandinavian Airlines and Recaro Aircraft Seating.

2015

Move to the new company building, Wendenstraße 40 in Lichtenfels with 3,500 m2 of warehouse & shop space and over 500 m2 of office space.

2014

Indroduction of aviationgate.com today`s leading internet marketplace and source for aircraft passenger seats.

2014

“Spin-off” of Flightline Products Inc. after their acquisition through the Wencor Group. Development from a sales and purchasing agency to a full service provider with a new name and corporate identity called aviationscouts GmbH.

2004

First seat overhaul project in Lichtenfels for 2 ship sets of A310 Seats ex Airindia to support a lease return at Joramco.

2004

Transformation into a limited Liability company Flight line products GmbH.
Exclusive sales and purchasing facility for Flightline Products Inc. in Europe.

2003

First major project specification of Boltaron materials for Recaro`s Lufthansa 6510 Seat.

2002

Name changed to cabininteriors GmbH.
New facilities with extended office space and 200 m2 warehouse. Focus on aircraft interiors, adding sales capabilities.

1998

Founding of Global Aerotrade e. K.
A purchasing office for aircraft spare parts located in Lichtenfels.

Values

We are going the "extra mile" for our clients and believe that values like integrity, responsibility and reliability are essential for any business relationship.

Since 2019 we focus on more sustainability with holding shares in BAG TO LIFE, the award-winning upcycling brand of Ehrensache D/V GmbH & Co. KG.

Our team.
Thomas Bulirsch
CEO | Sales & Marketing
Doris Schuberth
HR | Finance
Tanja Guerrero-Sanchez
Customer Support & Logistics
Filiz Kasim-Herr
Marketing
Ines Brozio
Graphic Design
Hemal Bharadva
Engineering & Operations
Ludwig Bauer
Shopfloor Manager
Celine Anh-Bulirsch
Administration
Peter Schuberth
Facility Manager
Verena Bauer
Administration
Olga Kromm
Quality Assistant
Lothar Dötschel
Warehouse Manager
Sales agents & authorized consultants.
Henry Friess
Sales Partner | North America
Inan Khan
Sales Partner | Europe
Shoukry Shokralla
Sales Partner | Middle East
Ceyda Çetinkol
Sales Partner | Turkey
Ceyhun Bulut
Sales Partner | Turkey
Keshav Dutt Sharma
Sales Partner | India
Aslam Khan
Sales Partner | Malaysia
Senaka Bandaranayake
Sales Partner | Sri Lanka
Irma Azhar
Sales Partner | Pakistan
Export
Award

In 2019 aviationscouts GmbH received the Bavarian Export Award in the trade category. With the Export Award the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy honors small and medium-sized companies with a maximum of 100 employees, who have successfully entered international markets. The history of the export strategy as well as remarkable ideas and initiatives played an important role for the 10-member jury.

References.
Meet us
Locally or virtually.

Meet us at various international trade fairs or visit us locally in the heart of Germany! Lichtenfels is located close to Nuremberg Airport and can be reached by car within 2 hours from Munich or Frankfurt. We look forward to seeing you - be it for project discussion or inspection of seats. If a personal visit is not possible, we will take you on a virtual tour!

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