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Six Reasons Why You Can’t Miss MRO Americas 2023 in Atlanta

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The MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition is one of the most important yearly events for the aviation industry.

The event brings together leading companies from across the world to discuss the latest trends, innovations, and technologies in aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The conference provides an opportunity for companies like STS Aviation Group to connect with industry peers, explore new products and services, and learn about best practices for improving operations.

If you work in the MRO industry, attending MRO Americas in 2023 is an opportunity you can’t miss. Here are six reasons why:

  1. Networking Opportunities: Attending MRO Americas provides a unique opportunity for aviation companies to network with other industry professionals, including suppliers, customers, and industry leaders. This can help you and your team make valuable connections, learn about new business opportunities, and expand your professional network.
  2. Stay Ahead of Industry Trends: MRO Americas features a comprehensive conference program that covers the latest trends and technologies across the MRO industry. By attending conference sessions, you can learn about best practices and emerging trends in the industry, which can help you stay ahead of the competition.
  3. Explore New Products and Services: The exhibition at MRO Americas is a showcase of the latest products and services in the aviation industry. By attending, you can explore new products and services from leading suppliers, learn about new technologies and innovations, and find solutions to your specific MRO needs.
  4. Knowledge-Sharing: The conference program at MRO Americas features keynote speakers, technical sessions, and roundtable discussions that provide insights into the latest trends, challenges, and best practices in the aviation industry. Attending these sessions can help you gain valuable knowledge and expertise that can be applied to your business operations.
  5. Keep Up-to-Date with Industry Regulations: Aviation is a highly regulated industry, and regulations are constantly evolving. Attending MRO Americas will allow you stay up-to-date with the latest regulatory changes and requirements, which can help you avoid compliance issues and stay ahead of the curve.
  6. Benchmark Your Business: MRO Americas is an opportunity to benchmark your business against industry peers. By attending, you can learn about best practices and industry benchmarks, which can help you identify areas for improvement and optimize your operations.

In conclusion, attending MRO Americas in 2023 is a must for aviation companies that want to stay ahead of the competition and stay up-to-date with the latest trends, innovations, and technologies in aviation MRO operations.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and exploring new products and services, all of which can help your business improve and grow in 2023 and beyond.

If you and your team are attending this year’s show in Atlanta, fly on over to booth #3923 to learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying!” And if you would like to schedule a meeting ahead of time with one of our team members, please fill out the quick form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Thanks so much for your time, and keep flying safely, everyone. 

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STS Aviation Services Gains UK CAA Part 21-J Approval

STS Aviation Services Receives Regulatory Approval for Dedicated Aircraft Engine Shop in Manchester

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, March 14, 2023 — STS Aviation Services, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of STS Aviation Group, is pleased to announce that it has been granted UK CAA Design Office Part 21 Subpart J Approval.

The issue of regulatory approval follows nearly two years of executing several complex aircraft repairs and modifications while building the experience and database for both legacy and next-generation aircraft types.

“I am delighted that STS Aviation Services has been granted CAA Part21-J approval,” said Lee Burgess VP & Accountable Manager for Part 21J. “This is genuine testament to the hard work of the entire engineering organization. Customers of STS Aviation Group can now benefit from our repair and modification solutions, offering both CAA and FAA approval to keep their valuable assets flying safely.” 

The CAA Part 21-J Approval compliments the heavy and large-scale aircraft maintenance and modification capabilities that are being executed in the United Kingdom and, in conjunction with Ethan Steele, Senior Vice President for STS Engineer Services. For nearly two decades, Steele has devoted himself to the year-round delivery of safe, cost-effective aircraft repairs and modifications for airlines, lessors, and OEMs around the world. 

The need and appetite for STS Aviation Services’ growing repertoire of aircraft maintenance solutions continues to grow, and achieving this milestone is essential to solidifying the company’s position in the global marketplace.

“The receipt of STS Aviation Services UK CAA P21 Subpart J approval underpins STS Aviation Group’s capability to deliver fully integrated aircraft maintenance solution for new and existing customers,” said Brett Patterson, Head of Design for STS Aviation Services. “This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the P21-J team both here in the United Kingdom and in the United States. This approval brings opportunity, and it is the first step toward adding STC and Part21-G POA to our capabilities in the very near future.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the aircraft MRO solutions it provides to the global aerospace industry, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 40 line maintenance stations both state-side and aboard. These facilities, and the expert personnel that call each home, fuel the company’s drive to seamlessly blend a growing portfolio of MRO services to deliver all-encompassing aircraft maintenance, engineering, and modification solutions to the global aviation industry. To learn more about STS Aviation Services and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

For More information, contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Services Receives Regulatory Approval for Dedicated Aircraft Engine Shop in Manchester

STS Aviation Services Receives Regulatory Approval for Dedicated Aircraft Engine Shop in Manchester

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, March 7, 2023 — STS Aviation Services (STS), the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of STS Aviation Group, receives regulatory approval for a dedicated aircraft engine shop at its base maintenance facility in Manchester, United Kingdom.
 
The approval was successfully transferred from STS Aviation Services’ facility in Newquay. The engine shop in Manchester has capacity for aircraft engine storage, inspection, repair and overhaul on several engine types; a direct compliment to STS’ in field support for aircraft engines.
 
“After a monumental team effort, STS Aviation Services began aircraft maintenance operations in Manchester on November 2, 2022,” states Mick Adams, Chief Executive Officer for STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “Since then, our team has delivered more than 40 aircraft to our clients on time and without delay. The aircraft engine shop is the natural next step toward helping our customers reduce aircraft maintenance costs and down time. The shop will be led by Mike Pilbrow who has years of experience in this field, and he has already embarked on building a team of aircraft engine specialists, and that’s creating a real buzz and energy in and around the facility.” 
 
With this added capability, STS Aviation Services once again proves its determination to become the United Kingdom’s leading, independent MRO provider. Through its extensive investments, training, and the recruitment of the aerospace industry’s top Engineers, STS Aviation Services will continue to provide exceptional nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions to its customers.
 
“Our aircraft base maintenance facility in Manchester incorporates a combined engine maintenance area and sheet metal workshop,” states Ian Bartholomew, Managing Director of STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “We are intent on developing further back shop capabilities, be it for an aircraft undergoing maintenance in Manchester or to support additional STS facilities and our teams in the field. With this new engine shop, we can now provide fully integrated solutions for aircraft engine maintenance by way of leveraging the industry-leading skills and standards executed in and amongst our teams.”
 
If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the aircraft MRO solutions it provides to the global aerospace industry, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 40 line maintenance stations both state-side and aboard. These facilities, and the expert personnel that call each home, fuel the company’s drive to seamlessly blend a growing portfolio of MRO services to deliver all-encompassing aircraft maintenance, engineering, and modification solutions to the global aviation industry. To learn more about STS Aviation Services and what makes it the company with “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

For More information, contact:
Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Line Maintenance Receives FAA Diamond Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

STS Line Maintenance Receives FAA Diamond Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Jensen Beach, Fla., February 2, 2023 – For the fifth year in a row, STS Line Maintenance receives the FAA Diamond Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration. The award recognizes the company’s commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety.

“The promotion of safety through regular and ongoing training has always been a focal point for our line maintenance teams, but to receive the FAA Diamond Award means 100% participation from our entire staff,” says Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “That’s hundreds of people rallying around a common cause year in and year out. That’s quite the accomplishment.”

Back in the early part of 2022, STS Line Maintenance enrolled itself into the FAA FAAST program; a program designed to promote safer skies through the ongoing training and education of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. In order to receive the FAA Diamond Award for its fifth straight year, every touch labor specialist employed by STS Line Maintenance had to successfully complete the year-long program with ratings levels that exceeded the Federal Aviation Administration’s justifiably high standards.

“This is an achievement that we take seriously, and it is an accomplishment that our entire team should be very proud of,” says Robby Bush, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance. “We have an investment in our people backed by a large amount of time and money. This investments helps to ensure that we have the best of the best. I am very proud of our training department, along with our quality group, for working so hard to ensure that our training is top-notch and up to date with the current technology in todays market.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the award-winning aircraft maintenance solutions the team provides, please visit: https://www.stsaviationgroup.com/

About STS Line Maintenance: 

STS Line Maintenance operates 42 line maintenance stations throughout the United States, Bahamas, United Kingdom and France.

At each of these stations, our team(s) offer a full range of support services, FAA / DER engineering assistance, AOG response teams and enhanced reliability through rapid response times. Skilled mechanics stand ready to handle RON maintenance, turnaround checks, non-routine discrepancy reports and ground equipment maintenance via scheduled or on-call action.

To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

Media Contact: 

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing at STS Aviation Group
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com 

STS Component Solutions Promotes Kerry Obiala to Vice President of OEM Distribution

Kerry Obiala: STS Component Solutions

PALM CITY, Fla., January 18, 2023 — STS Component Solutions (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft parts provider to the global aerospace industry, promotes Kerry Obiala to Vice President of OEM Distribution Solutions. Obiala will lead a team of Product Line Managers who collectively manage more than 25 global OEM partnerships.

“Kerry was the clear and obvious choice to lead our OEM distribution team,” says Tim Russo, President of STS Component Solutions. “She has been with the company for more than 14 years and played an instrumental part in our organization’s growth and success during that time. Moving forward, it is Kerry’s knowledge, leadership, and unrelenting passion for the industry that will guide the future of our OEM distribution team to unprecedented heights in 2023 and beyond.”

Obiala graduated from the University of Alabama with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She started her career at STS Component Solutions shortly after the company was founded in 2008. Over the past 14 years, Obiala has helped grow the business into a global supply chain leader while being directly responsible for expanding the team’s OEM portfolio from a handful of partnerships to where it is today.

“I am excited about this opportunity, our growth trajectory and the growing responsibility of supporting our team members and OEM partners as we continue to expand,” states Obiala.

If you would like to learn more about STS Component Solutions, STS Aviation Group and the end-to-end aircraft maintenance solutions they provide, please visit: https://www.stsaviationgroup.com/

About STS Component Solutions:

On-time delivery of certified aircraft parts lies at STS Component Solutions’ core. The company specialize in materials management, OEM distribution and supply chain solutions. They have a knack for locating hard-to-find aircraft / engine parts and stock a rotable inventory in strategic warehouses around the world.

To learn more about STS Component Solutions and what makes it the company with “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-888-777-2960.

For More information, contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Component Solutions’ Tom Covella Transitions into Group Advisory Role & Promotes Timothy Russo to Division President, Component Solutions

STS Component Solutions’ Tom Covella Transitions into Group Advisory Role & Promotes Timothy Russo to Division President, Component Solutions

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., December 20, 2022 — STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft parts provider to the global aviation industry, announces that Tom Covella will transition from his role as Division President to become an Advisor to the Board of Directors. Tim Russo, STS Component Solutions’ Vice President of OEM Distribution, will succeed Covella and is being promoted to the role of Division President, effective January 1, 2023.

Russo joined STS Component Solutions in 2015 after serving 10 years at JetBlue Airways within their technical operations organization. Tim will report directly to Philip Anson Jr., CEO of STS Aviation Group.

“Tim is a fantastic choice to move into this position, and I have been working closely with both he and Tom to ensure that we have a seamless and effective transition,” states Anson. “We are very grateful to Tom for his 14-plus years of hard work and dedication, and we are excited about his desire to remain invested and engaged moving forward. Tom founded his component solutions business back in 2001, and he has been instrumental in helping the organization achieve unprecedented growth following STS’ acquisition in 2008.” Anson adds, “In Tom’s new role, we will continue to benefit from his unparalleled expertise in the aircraft components industry to help guide key growth initiatives well into the future.”

“This is a bittersweet time for me,” Covella says. “On one hand, I am moving on from the day-to-day management of a company that I founded, but on the other, I will now be afforded more time to strategize on the ambitious plans we have in place for future growth.” Tom adds, “I am fully confident that Tim will effectively lead our team going forward, and I have no doubt that the business will continue to thrive with him at the helm.”

“I am honored to take on this new leadership role, and I am energized and excited to guide the next chapter of STS Component Solutions’ growth,” says Russo. “Tom has built a great team that has proven they can meet any challenge, and I know that, together, we will continue our growth trajectory and succeed in the years to come.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Component Solutions, STS Aviation Group and the end-to-end aircraft maintenance solutions each provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Group:

Founded in 1986, STS Aviation Group is a one-stop service provider to the global aviation industry. With headquarters in Jensen Beach, Florida and offices around the world, STS delivers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions with unmatched results and expertise. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

For more information, contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

Five Things STS Aviation Group is Thankful For

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This Thanksgiving, STS Aviation Group would like to raise a proverbial glass and celebrate our employees, business partners, clients and friends. This year has been a challenging one for all of us, but the entire STS family is honored by your continued enthusiasm and support.

In addition, we’d also like to express a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the following five things.

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✈ Aviation 100 Awards: Vote STS Component Solutions & STS Line Maintenance

Aviation 100 Awards

Aviation News (Airline Economics) kicked off its annual Aviation 100 Awards, and the STS Component Solutions and STS Line Maintenance teams are in the running to take home coveted hardware across two unique categories. 

Parts Supplier of the Year: STS Component Solutions
Best MRO Supplier: STS Line Maintenance 
 
Needless to say, this would be huge for all of us at STS Aviation Group, but we cannot win these awards without the support of our customers, business partners, colleagues and friends.
 
A few minutes of your time is all I am asking for. Simply click the link below to get started on the survey.
 
Click To Vote: https://bit.ly/aviation-100-awards
 
You can opt to go through all of the survey’s questions if you’d like (some are required), or you can skip each by selecting “Next.” But once you get to the “Parts Supplier of the Year” and “Best MRO Supplier” questions, be sure to cast your vote for STS Component Solutions and STS Line Maintenance!
 
Your support is greatly appreciated. It truly does mean the world to us.

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named One of the Most Influential Executives in Florida

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named to Florida 500 List

Jensen Beach, Fla., October 27, 2022 – STS Aviation Group’s CEO, Philip Anson Jr., is recognized by Florida Trend as one of the most influential business leaders in the the state of Florida. This is the fourth time in five years that Anson has received this award.

“To be recognized for your work is always special, but this honor isn’t really mine alone. The entire STS Aviation Group team is responsible for this. I am just the guy who helps guide and nurture the careers of our people while doing my best to steer STS Aviation Group into an exciting future,” states Anson. “The past two years have been extremely challenging for us all, but we are once again flying high as a company, and I couldn’t be any more proud of my colleagues, my teammates and my friends. While the award has my name on it, this honor really belongs to the people that make STS Aviation Group a tight-nit family.”

To learn more about Florida Trend’s Florida 500 program, please visit: https://floridatrend500.com/

About STS Aviation Group:

Founded in 1986, STS Aviation Group is a one-stop service provider to the global aviation industry. With headquarters in Jensen Beach, Florida and offices around the world, STS delivers nose-to-tail solutions with unmatched results and expertise. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit  www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

For More information, contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Services Signs Three-Year Agreement With Leading Part 147 Training Provider CATTS

STS Aviation Services Signs Three-Year Agreement With Leading Part 147 Training Provider CATTS

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, October 20, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance provider to the global aviation industry, signs a three-year agreement with the highly-regarded Part 147 Training provider, CATTS.

CATTS’ Part 147 training program will be fully integrated into STS Aviation Services’ U.K. operations. The program will provide a turnkey solution for all STS’ its technical training needs. 

“Having a training partner fully integrated with the business is essential to our growth strategy and shows our determination to develop our people to be the best,” states Malcolm Welsby, Vice President Safety & Compliance for STS Aviation Services in Europe. “I am delighted to be working with CATTS. Their team has shown the flexibility with quality and standards that we require as they provide access to multiple aircraft types.”

David Owen, Managing Director and Founder of CATTS, says, “We are delighted to be selected as STS Aviation Services training partner. CATTS has been providing training to both industry and regulators over the past 18 years, and we see ourselves as a perfect fit for STS. We look forward to opening further growth opportunities for both companies.”

 “Having this agreement in place is more than training in itself… it shows STS Aviation Services’ strategy and understanding of the need to provide planned career paths for its Engineers, Technicians, Mechanics and those working in various support capacities,” states Mick Adams Chief Executive Officer of STS Aviation Services in Europe. “In today’s world, people looking for jobs have a choice, and STS will continue to differentiate itself by way of investing in, and supporting, those who wish to grow their careers within our organization. CATTS is the ideal partner to join us on this journey and will be instrumental in providing carefully thought through training and development plans to make sure that we truly are the best MRO in Europe.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global MRO solutions the company provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

If you would like to learn more about CATTS, please visit: www.catts.org.uk

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 42 line maintenance stations in the USA and internationally. These facilities, and the expert personnel that call each home, fuel the company’s drive to a seamless blend and a growing portfolio of MRO services to deliver to an all-encompassing aircraft maintenance, engineering and modification solutions package to the global aviation industry.

To learn more about STS Aviation Services and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

About CATTS:

CATTS is the largest independent Part-147 training organization based in the United Kingdom. Currently approved by the UK CAA, EASA and GCAA our services include Theoretical and Practical training on most popular passenger aircraft in use today. In addition, CATTS are leaders in industry-based Part 145 training such as, EGR, Borescope, Gen Fam’s, HF, EWIS etc. We also offer ‘online training’ via our web-based portal.

Our services are delivered internationally to some of the world’s favorite airlines and largest UAE based operators, Royal flights, government and military operators and more recently to local national aviation regulators. Our market sustains year on year growth as we continue to provide high-quality training services at an affordable cost to the industry.

To learn more about CATTS and what we can offer your business in terms of development and training. Please email us at admin@catts.org.uk or call our head office today on 01565 653 745

For more information, contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com