PATS Aircraft Systems rebrands, modernizes name to Aloft AeroArchitects

GEORGETOWN – First, the airport facility in Georgetown landed a new name earlier this year.

Last week, the largest employee at the Delaware Coastal Airport followed suit.

Effective Nov. 18, PATS Aircraft Systems is Aloft AeroArchitects. The transition process will occur during the balance of 2015.

The new company name is the result of a detailed market positioning study, resulting in recommendations for PATS to best align its go-to-market branding with the reality of what’s happening in PATS’ business today and the strategic outlook for its future.

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The new name and branding tie together a heritage of highly innovative products and services, while also more accurately reflecting the company trajectory for the future.

Last Friday, Aloft AeroArchitects offered support for the next General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Jobs Rally held at Dassault Falcon’s facility in Wilmington.

The Nov. 20 jobs rally focused attention on the importance that general aviation plays in the local and national economies.

In Delaware alone, general aviation employs 2,600 people and generates more than $588 million in economic output for the state.

“We have been proudly employing approximately 325 employees in Delaware since 1998,” said John Martin, Aloft’s President & CEO.  “The employment skill base in the surrounding region helps us to attract the kind of specific talent required for the aviation and aerospace industries, and the quality of life offered by Delaware enables us to keep this talent.  As you can tell from our brand new name, we are high on aviation and high on Delaware!”

Located at the Delaware Coastal Airport (formerly Sussex County Airport) in Georgetown, Aloft’s campus includes its FAA Part 145 Repair Station, STC & PMA ODA/Engineering Services and aircraft systems/component manufacturing.

Aloft also is a Boeing authorized BBJ Service Center focused on accommodating aircraft for interior completions, maintenance, modifications and auxiliary fuel tank installations.

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