Latitude Aero

"At Latitude Aero, our purpose is simple: retrofit existing aircraft with the cleanest, most comfortable updated seating and power options for half the cost of brand new, and in a fraction of the time".

Who we are and what we do

Kelvin Boyette (1975) inherited the passion for classic aircraft from his father and knows how to fly them. After his Masters in Economics Kelvin became the leading VP Programs at HAECO and traveled the world before he started to live his dream to start his own company.

Latitude Aero (established 2015) is a global aircraft overhaul provider that specializes in seat repair and refurbishment, deep cleaning, sanitation and disinfection after market parts support, contract manufacturing and IFE & ISPS upgrades. We provide a certified deep cleaning process verified by the FAA, EASA, CDC, WHO and OEM manufacturers. As such we are an FAA & EASA approved Repair Station.

We are the seating solutions expert, offering viable solutions for cabin upgrades of any scope, including power and entertainment retrofitting as well as modernizing the overall seating experience for your passengers. Latitude is a growing company in the United States, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, with companies such as Collins Aerospace, HAECO and HondaJet in our backyard.

We are looking to open more service and repair stations both domestically and internationally by 2021.

Latitude Aero:

Maintaining Cabin Interiors with Common Sense

Business Case 4: A & C Check Support

With our flexpool of Amsterdam based workers we are capable to actively support KLM's A- & C- Checks as a secondary back bone. In close cooperation with your Duty Management we can offer the following On-Wing services:

  • (de-)installation of non-structural cabin components such as: cockpit, cabin attendant and passenger seats, panels & bins
  • management and consignment of the related incoming & outgoing goods
  • Cabin preparation for structural checks

Note: Latitude Aero are currently in negotiation with OEM Recaro to resume warranty repair activities for the KLM fleet on the same principles as performed by EIS Aircraft and with the same Supervisors which are trained by KLM and gained substantial experience during A- & C- Check experience. As such we can GUARANTEE a flawless service and substantially reduced man hour cost.

Business Case 5: (De-)installation of soft furnishings

With our flexpool of Amsterdam based workers we are capable to actively support KLM's A- & C- Checks as a secondary back bone.

In close cooperation with your Duty Management we can offer the following On-Wing services:

  • (de-)installation of non-structural cabin 'soft furnishing' components such as: cockpit, cabin attendant and passenger seat dress covers, life vests, carpets, galley flooring and curtains
  • Accessory repair and change outs (tray tables, latches, arm caps, monitors, electronic boxes)
  • management and consignment of the related incoming & outgoing goods
  • Cabin preparation for non-structural checks
  • Cabin disinfection and training

Note: Latitude Aero are currently in negotiation with OEM Recaro to resume warranty repair activities for the KLM fleet on the same principles as performed by EIS Aircraft and with the same Supervisors which are trained by KLM and gained substantial experience during A- & C- Check experience. As such we can GUARANTEE a flawless service and substantially reduced man hour cost.

Business Case 6: Off-Wing seat maintenance

With our flexpool of Amsterdam based workers we are capable to actively support KLM's Seat shop activities as a primary stand alone activity. In close cooperation with your Duty Management we can offer the following Off-Wing services, for cockpit, cabin attendant and passenger seats:

  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Seat deep cleaning
  • Seat modifications (dress cover change outs, plastics replacement, trim & finish, IFE upgrades, in-seat power)
  • Aftermarket parts manufacturing and support
  • management and consignment of the related incoming & outgoing goods

What makes us proud

In the Summer 2017 we have procured over 600 passenger places of KLM's former B777-300 SICMA 3513 seats for a special customer: Boeing's seat integration team of their BCG Division. We have performed a full service check and delivered them to one of Boeing's Seattle locations, where the seats are installed for testing in the next generation 777, the 777X.

Latitude Aero LLC 237 Burgess Rd. Suite A. Greensboro, NC 27409 USA Kelvin@latitude-aero.com

Boeing approved Vendor

To date, we are Boeing’s only approved refurbished seating vendor. We are familiar with the processes and quality required for any Boeing seating product.

Our Partners

Boeing Rossiya Icelandair Adient Swift Air Greiner Aerospace Air Arabia EASTERN Aruba Airlines Atlas Air Avia Traffic First Nation FRONTROW Aviation HAECO ST Engineering Volant

Mold & Corrosion treatment

In-house we have developed a seat mold & corrosion treatment that had never been utilized in commercial aviation and received Boeing & FAA approval for cleaning chemical and method. For one of Boeing's projects we treated close to 300 passenger places per week and returned them from North Carolina to Everett in a total cycle of 22 days! Based upon this expertise Boeing has granted us a contract for the mold & corrosion treatment of all related 737 MAX ac. In meantime we have opened our satellite Part 145 Repair Station in Seattle.