Cobham Aviation Services becomes Draken Europe

by Gareth Jennings

Draken International has rebranded its recently acquired Cobham Group Aviation Services UK business, changing the name of the UK-based aviation training provider to Draken Europe.

Having been sold to Draken International in September 2020, Cobham Aviation Services has been rebranded Draken Europe. (Draken International)

Having been sold to Draken International in September 2020, Cobham Aviation Services has been rebranded Draken Europe. (Draken International)

The change, announced by the company on 28 January, has been made to differentiate the business from the Draken US branch of Draken International, and comes four months after the Aviation Services UK business was divested by Cobham Group on 25 September 2020. Cobham, which was itself acquired by US private equity firm Advent International in January 2020, declined to comment at the time to Janes as to why it has sold off this arm of its business.

Based at Bournemouth International Airport in England where it supports more than 300 jobs, the newly rebranded Draken Europe fields a fleet of 15 Dassault Falcon 20 business jets for military training, undertakes aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), and provides helicopter training, support, and search and rescue services to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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