VVIP interior specialist PATS Aircraft Systems recently changed its name to Aloft AeroArchitects, with the transition process occurring during the rest of 2015. The new 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.
The term “Aloft” refers to PATS’ deep roots in aerospace and also recognizes the delivered level of quality and customer service. “AeroArchitects” is to creatively and accurately convey exactly what Aloft AeroArchitects is all about, with the more than 300 staff as experts creating the vision to advance the industry as well as deliver products and services which are pioneering, exacting, collaborative and delivered with integrity.
The Aloft AeroArchitects hangar services business will continue to service the Boeing Business Jet operator community. Aloft currently has three VVIP interior completions in process at varying stages, including two BBJ2 and one BBJ aircraft. Aloft will continue to partner with new BBJ buyers to perform this service, and to expand upon its leading experience of 26 narrow-body interiors completed.
Aloft will also continue to provide complete levels of aircraft maintenance for all aircraft, and increase its focus on innovative solutions for interior and systems modifications which reduces downtime for such enhancements while increasing the capabilities of the aircraft systems to keep up with the rapidly evolving technologies for connectivity and regulatory requirements such as ADS-B and FANS.
Aloft AeroArchitects President and CEO, John Martin, remarks, “It’s an exciting opportunity for us….to create a new identity that both maintains the essence of what PATS has achieved in the last 40+ years, while providing focus on the newer growth sections of our business. We have made great efforts to pay homage to a heritage of innovative products, an entrepreneurial spirit and customer support which we’ve nurtured in recent years as PATS Aircraft Systems. Our new identity, as Aloft AeroArchitects, serves as the basis for a renewed focus on a pioneering approach to our opportunities, an exacting execution of our core strengths, and a collaborative approach with our customers and partners, all of which are delivered by world-class employees with passion and integrity.”