MESA has announced its official integration as a member of AED Cluster Portugal, a prominent non-profit organization dedicated to fostering growth and competitiveness within the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence (ASD) industries.

Membership within the AED Cluster offers MESA many benefits. Through this collaboration, MESA will have the opportunity to connect and share synergies with over 135 established entities within the Portuguese ASD ecosystem, gaining valuable insights and perspectives. Additionally, the company will have access to the latest industry knowledge and trends, ensuring it remains at the forefront of technological advancements.

Furthermore, AED Cluster Portugal’s strong ties with relevant governmental and financial institutions will bring MESA closer to potential opportunities and streamline collaboration on various initiatives.  This membership also grants MESA inclusion in all AED Cluster activities, allowing it to amplify its voice both nationally and internationally.

“We are excited to join this cluster,” says David Cruz, MESA’s CEO. “AED Cluster’s reputation for fostering collaboration and innovation perfectly aligns with MESA’s own values. We look forward to actively continuing to participate and contribute to the success of the Portuguese ASD sector.”

AED Cluster Portugal, established in 2016, boasts a distinguished reputation as a private non-profit organization dedicated to fostering competitiveness within the Portuguese ASD landscape.  In 2017, the Cluster received the esteemed label of “Strategic Cluster of National Competitiveness” for Aeronautics, Space and Defence from the Portuguese Government, a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence.

MESA is firmly committed to contributing to AED Cluster Portugal’s mission of propelling the country to the forefront of the global ASD industry. Through collaborative efforts and knowledge exchange, MESA is confident that the combined expertise will further strengthen the Portuguese ASD ecosystem and empower its continued success.


About MESA

MESA is an aircraft line and base maintenance provider based in Lisbon International Airport and Beja Airport. The company is an EASA Part-145 Maintenance Organization, approved under Portuguese Authority (ANAC) with Certificate PT.145.020. The company is oriented toward performing maintenance worldwide on Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380 and BOMBARDIER CL-600-2B16. MESA also has maintenance stations worldwide to support the growing operations of its airline customers, providing temporary line and base maintenance services at a specific plane.

About AED Cluster Portugal

AED Cluster Portugal is the Portuguese Cluster for the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries and was created in 2016, as a private non-for-profit organization. In 2017, we received the label of “Strategic National Competitiveness Cluster” for Aeronautics, Space and Defence from the Portuguese Government.

Involving already more than 135 entities established in Portugal, the Cluster gathers the main stakeholders from the three sectors, being able to act as an entry point and a one-stop-shop in Portugal, for all national and international players.

AED Cluster Portugal strategic objectives lie within four main building blocks – Funding and Regulatory; People and Competences; Innovation and Value; Markets and Opportunities -, with a clear mission to promote the advancement and consolidation of Portugal as an international reference on the Aeronautics, Space and Defence global industries.