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About us

Supplier of Surplus Seats and Interiors

aviationscouts GmbH, represented by CEO and founder Thomas Bulirsch, operates the leading online marketplace for buying and selling surplus aircraft passenger seats – aviationgate.com. With over 20 years of experience, aviationscouts has build a wide network of experts with a strong focus on the aviation industry.

As a full service provider of safety-critical aircraft components, aviationscouts is not only certified to ISO 9001, but also meets the high requirements of EN 9100, which defines quality requirements e.g. for the process landscape and documentation.

aviationscouts has over 4,500 square meters of storage capacity for more than 12,000 PAX and an extended shop area in Lichtenfels, Germany. With approved partners for EASA Part-145, 21G, 21J we integrate services such as seat overhaul and refurbishment, engineering and end-of-life of surplus aircraft passenger seats and interiors for airlines, leasing companies, MROs and resellers.

aviationgate.com: Your marketplace for surplus aircraft seats
To cope with the growing industry, sellers and buyers need an efficient and transparent platform. 
aviationgate.com gives a worldwide overview of listed aircraft interiors with 24/7 access to the listed stock. One can search, filter, sort, watch and compare and request a quote for seat offers.


As we have a storage capacity from 4,500 to a maximum of 10,000 m², we can offer temporary storage and consignment packages for seats and interiors. That contains a monthly storage and consignment fee per passenger seat, as well as logistics handling and insurance. Our warehouse is monitored and located in a well-maintained, dry, and clean environment.



In partnership with approved partners for EASA Part-145 we offer extended maintenance and repair services for seats and interiors.

Our shop area provides capacity for cleaning with dry ice technology, smart repairs and painting (IRAN); overhaul of up to 4 narrow-body shipsets in compliance with EASA Part-145 and FAA requirements. Our project management team uses premium sourcing tools with preferred access to spare parts and documentation.



We work with experienced EASA Part-21J/G partners who are specialized on:

• Minor modifications, STCs
• CMM supplements
• Flammability, static and dynamic testing
• IFE & PC power removals and integrations
• Cushion and dress cover changes
• Approved LOPAs
• Smart repairs and painting


We work with manufacturers of cushions and seat dress covers and other soft furnishings. Our range includes leather and fabric covers, 9G cushions and blanking plates.



We offer innovative solutions in green aircraft seat and interior recycling. Our goal is to give seats and interiors a second life by

• Cannibalizing & spare part sales
• Re-/ up-cycling of aircraft seats & accessories (B2L - Bag to Life)
• Outlet and private sales
• Mockups for aircraft cabin simulators
• Movie studios