20 Apr 2016

AELIS Group and VALLAIR team-up to offer ATR Freighter aircraft

VALLAIR and AELIS Group team up to offer ATR Cargo converted Aircraft to Operators. This market proposition releases the operator from all cost and uncertainty incurred by cargo conversion, adaptation to its area of operations, and necessary maintenance due to cargo modification. The Aircraft can be supplied for sale or for lease, with or without financing.

VALLAIR, is a European based Disassembly, Cargo Conversion, MRO and Aircraft Leasing Company. AELIS Group is the leader in second hand ATR 42/72 aircraft trading. Both parties decided to join forces with their long-term unmatched field expertise, namely:

  • to identify and purchase the most suitable ATR aircraft,
  • to contract the fastest and most reliable MRO for cargo conversion,
  • to offer to the market fully converted cargo aircraft and support new owners or operators all the way, right up to delivery.

“Our company had been searching for the right ATR second hand market expert for a long time. We are happy to finally be building an association with the regional aircraft trading leader AELIS Group, as we have leveraged funds dedicated to ATR aircraft cargo modification and we truly believe in its great potential of placement,” said Gregoire Lebigot, VALLAIR CEO. 

"Together with VALLAIR, we can supply the ATR cargo operators with Aircraft fully ready for operations. Along with our network of financiers, we are ready to offer the Aircraft for lease or sale. This aircraft module offers up an 8.5t payload in a 75 m3 volume, with the cheapest DOC and highest dispatch in the turboprop category. The market perspective for ATR cargo is bright and it has never been easier to acquire such an aircraft,” added Philippe Lienard, CEO of AELIS Group.


The company was created in 2003, with its Sales and Administration Offices in Luxembourg and Operational facilities, including Disassembly and Logistics centre in Chateauroux, France. VALLIERE AVIATION is structured around four main activities: Trading and Leasing, Disassembly, Cargo Conversion and MRO. VALLIERE specializes in the acquisition of end of life A320, B737 and ATR aircraft. To date, the company has acquired more than 25 A320s, 20 B737s and 30 CFM56-3/-5 Power plants. VALLIERE provides solutions for aircraft and engine trading and leasing, spare parts sales and inventory management, cargo conversions and commercial aircraft disassembly and recycling. In addition, the company has state of the art composite repair facilities for nacelles, thrust reversers and flight controls (MRO). VALLIERE is a founding member of the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, an International Association to improve aircraft industry sustainability by promoting safe and environmental proactive management of the world’s aging aircraft fleet. http://vallair.aero/