It’s that time of year again, and STS Aviation Group is very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting ALTA CCMA, the Airlines and Suppliers Annual Meeting, being held at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on May 17th — 20th in sunny Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
It doesn’t take long to experience the truth behind the saying “hindsight is 20/20.”
I was very fortunate when it came time for me to transition out of the Marine Corps and back into civilian life. I dedicated five years to learning the craft of aviation maintenance and, to be honest, I felt like I was pretty good at it. Like most first-term service members, one of the last things on my mind was a plan upon separation. All I could think about was getting out.
The 40th anniversary of the RAA Annual Convention, taking place in Cleveland on May 11 — 14th, is just one week away, and STS Aviation Group is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the event!
When I realized my days at VMGR-352 (My C-130 squadron in San Diego, CA) would start with me and a couple hundred Marines lined up for FOD walk, I knew that the aviation business was unlike anything I had ever been a part of.
In some ways, I didn’t pick aviation, it picked me. And if I was going to Parris Island for boot camp, I was going to get one of my friends to join me on the buddy program. However, when the recruiter told me my “buddy” didn’t score high enough on the ASVAB for military aviation, I was told that the only way we could still go together would be to let him take my job as a Logistics Specialist and for me to take his MOS category of Aviation Maintenance Technician.
Make no mistake… what we do at STS Aviation Group matters. Whether it’s giving someone the opportunity to provide for their family by putting them to work, or perhaps it’s the selling of certified aircraft and engine parts that help air travelers get to their destinations both on time and safely, the projects we embrace and the efforts we expel have a lasting and positive ripple effect.
Hello, everyone. My name is Rachel Hood, and I’m the Manager of Technical Recruiting at STS Engineering Solutions. Today, I’d like to briefly look back at the accomplishments our Engineering Staffing and Direct Hire divisions achieved in 2014 before jumping forward to take a glimpse into the future. Since this is my first time writing a newsletter article, it may be a bit of a bumpy flight, but when it’s all over, we will have landed with more knowledge than we started; making it an altogether productive journey.
Can you believe that it’s already time for another MRO? I know I can’t!
I always look forward to “trade-show season” but MRO is, by far, the highlight of the year for me and the rest of STS Aviation Group team. Fortunately, this year’s event is right in our backyard, so we’ll have representatives from all of our divisions in attendance: 24/7 DER/Engineering Services, Line Maintenance, Component Distribution and Staffing/Recruiting Services.
As we look back and reflect upon 2014, STS Component Solutions once again can recognize and be proud of the various milestones that we have achieved. These milestones, which we continually achieve year after year, are a direct result of our forward-looking strategy and the ability to capitalize on the pipeline of opportunities that we encounter.
When you look at each of these milestones, there are recurring themes. These themes are driven by global expansion, product diversification and value-driven solutions.
Over the past twelve months, STS AeroStaff Services experienced an 11 percent growth in our annual headcount; an accomplishment that is made even more impressive by the fact that 2013 was the year we broke every company record for recruiting.
STS Line Maintenance is coming off an incredible year. All twelve of our Line Stations increased their workload, our company completed numerous WiFi installations across a fleet of commercial aircraft and we also saw tremendous results while working on a prototype retrofit for multiple KC10s. Yet despite these successes, all signs point to an even bigger year for STSLM in 2015. Before we look forward, however, let’s take a step back and review – in detail – some of the major milestones we achieved this past year.
Is it me, or did 2014 fly by? It seems like only yesterday that we were setting goals for 2013, and yet here we stand, nearly one year later, coming off one of the most successful and exciting periods of growth in our company’s history.
Today, in the pre-dawn hours of 2015, the U.S. economy is growing stronger, the aviation industry continues to solidify its economic viability and STS Aviation Group’s potential for another record-setting year is abundant. But before I get too far ahead of myself, let me take a few moments to circle back and highlight some of the major successes our company experienced in 2014. After all, in order to understand where you’re going, you must first recognize and acknowledge where you’ve been.