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STS Aviation Services Signs Armed Forces Covenant; Pledges Jobs Support to the Military Community

Proudly Supporting Those Who Serve. (1)

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, January 24, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aerospace industry, demonstrates support for the United Kingdom’s armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

“STS Aviation Services is very pleased to join the armed forces community by signing and supporting the Armed Forces Covenant. We already employ a good number of ex-force veterans on the UK AEW&C E-7A Wedgetail program, and we have skilled military veterans working on various projects across our wider MRO network of base and line maintenance facilities throughout the United Kingdom,” states Kevin Dudley, SVP of Military Programs at STS Aviation Services. “This year will see another period of sustained growth for STS Aviation Services in both the military and civil MRO sectors. This growth will give way to new job opportunities for skilled Avionics and Structures Technicians as well as B1 & B2 Certifying Engineers. We will also soon have the need to hire dozens of qualified people in order to flush out our team’s program management and support functions.”  

Now that STS Aviation Services has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, the company is eligible to receive a Defense Employer Recognition Scheme bronze award; an honor given to companies that pledge, demonstrate and advocate support to the defense and armed forces communities throughout the United Kingdom.

“Signing the Armed Forces Covenant gives our team a great opportunity to support the veteran community and their families with employment,” says Imogen Day, VP of Human Resources for STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “As a growing business looking for talent that will enable us to continue building our skilled workforce, we believe the discipline and talent that the veteran community has to offer will make for a great partnership. We are working with CTP already to advertise current career opportunities, and STS Aviation Services will be present at each of the organization’s hiring events in the coming months. We very much look forward to welcoming applications from the veteran community!” 

Job seekers are invited to click the following link to view a full list of available openings with STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom.

To learn more about STS Aviation Services and the nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions it provides to the global aerospace industry, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates three 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 Promotes Justin Johnson & Richard Castillo

STS Aviation Services Promotes

The success of the STS Aviation Services‘ team is dependent upon the success of its people. When one of us wins, we all win, and when we all win, we celebrate those victories together. That is why it gives us great pleasure to announce the following two promotions…

  • Justin Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Logistics and Materials. 
  • Richard Castillo has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.

Justin is now directly responsible for the material and tooling aspects of STS Aviation Services’ base maintenance operation in Melbourne, Florida. Justin is graduate from the University of Alabama and has more than 15 years of industry experience in MRO materials, logistics and tooling; including previous oversight of major STC modifications in China, Canada, Costa Rica and the United States. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the growth of our rapidly expanding capabilities throughout our customer base and the aerospace community,” sites Johnson. “By providing global solutions to our customers, we are able to increase efficiency across many aspects of the business. The success of our organization is predicated on the core values of professionalism, respect, integrity, dependability, and enthusiasm. I look forward to building on these values in my new role to achieve our common goals, objectives and customer satisfaction.” 

As for Richard, he is now directly responsible for the production and planning aspects of the business. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the table having previously held positions as an MRO Program Manager, Planning Manager, Contract Manager and more. In addition, Richard served in the United States Coast Guard for 12 years and is a graduate of Embry-Riddle with a B.S. degree in Aeronautics.

“It is an exciting time in our industry as well as for all of us at STS Aviation Services. Although we have faced many challenges over the past couple of years, our team has remained dedicated, focused and determined to improve, enhance, and grow our business,” states Castillo. “I am honored and eager to continue this trend in my new role. The family culture and management support system here at STS is unparalleled, and I am proud to be part of the team. We are looking forward to strengthening the relationships with our current customers and welcoming new business through 2022 and beyond.”

Please join us as we congratulate both Justin and Richard on their recent success. As mentioned at the top of this post, when we win, we do so together, and we couldn’t be any more proud of these guys. Their work is exceptional, and their work ethic is exemplary. 

Congratulations, gentleman. We are very proud of you both!

STS Component Solutions Promotes Pat Tyler & Tim Russo

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At STS Component Solutions, we believe in the value of celebrating small victories. As a team-first organization, individual triumph is often the result of company-wide collaboration paired with some good old fashion hard work. But it takes a village to build a successful enterprise, and we recognize that in order for us to thrive as a company, we must thrive together and support one another along the way. As such, it gives us great pleasure to announce the following two promotions…

  • Pat Tyler has been promoted to Sr. Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development
  • Tim Russo has been promoted to Vice President of OEM Distribution

Please join us in congratulating both Pat and Tim. Their time, dedication and commitment to the overall success of our organization deserves celebration, and we could not be any more excited about their recent success and future contributions.

Thank you kindly for taking the time, and congratulations again, gentleman. Your promotions are well deserved!

Ethan Steele Promoted to Sr. Vice President / General Manager of STS Engineering Solutions

Ethan Steele, STS Engineering Solutions

Jensen Beach, Fla., January 4, 2022 – STS Aviation Group (STS) is proud to announce the promotion of Ethan Steele to Sr. Vice President / General Manager of STS Engineering Solutions.

For the past 22 years, Steele has been a huge part of STS Aviation Group’s growth and success as a key member of its business development unit. Moving forward, STS’ executive leadership team has nothing but faith and confidence in Steele as he gears up to guide the future profitability of STS Engineering Solutions under the direction of Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group’s MRO division.

“Ethan is not only an incredibly hard working and knowledgeable individual, he is also a great person who exudes vision, determination and an uncanny ability to lead by example,” sites Smith. “I am extremely excited about this promotion, and I cannot wait to work with Ethan in our continued effort to grow STS’ aerospace engineering group into the preeminent choice for global airlines, MROs and lessors in the years to come.”

On the heels of Steele’s promotion, STS Engineering Solutions will see its former Sr. Vice President of Engineering, Randy Steenholdt, transition into a part-time consulting role as he moves into semi-retirement after an illustrious 40-year career in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

“Randy has been a mentor to me throughout much of my career. And while I am sad to see him take a step back, he’s earned his retirement, and I am humbled by the kindness, compassion and trust he has shown me over the years,” states Steele. “That being said, it’s time for us to turn our attention toward the future. The STS Engineering Solutions’ team is the finest group I have ever had the good fortune of working with, and I am truly excited to get started in this new role and help the company become the go-to name in the industry when it comes to providing exceptional aircraft engineering services to clients all over the world.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Group and the company’s “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying,” 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 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

Please Join Us in Congratulating Randy Steenholdt

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How do you summarize the career and contributions of a man who has given so much to our company? Here’s a hint… there is no easy answer.

For the past 16 years, Randy Steenholdt has willingly offered STS Aviation Group his time, his talent and his continued support. He is not only an incredibly gifted Engineer but also our business partner, our colleague and our friend.

With that in mind, it is with extreme gratitude that we announce Randy’s transition from Sr. Vice President of STS Engineering Solutions into a part-time consulting role with our company as he moves into semi-retirement. We would like congratulate Randy on an illustrious career and wish him nothing but the best moving forward.

On the heels of this transition, we would also like to announce that Ethan Steele has been promoted to Sr. Vice President / General Manager of STS Engineering Solutions. Ethan has been a huge part of STS Aviation Group’s growth and success as a key member of its business development unit, and STS’ executive leadership team has nothing but faith and confidence in Ethan as he gears up to guide the future profitability of the aerospace engineering group under the direction of Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group’s MRO division.

Thank you all for your time today, and we wish each of you nothing but good healthy and prosperity in 2022.

STS Aviation Group Technology Team Executive Promotions

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Rob Wire, Sr. Vice President of Information Technology

Rob Wire was recently promoted to Sr. Vice President of Information Technology.  He is a passionate IT Technology Leader who continually strives to build, and leverage, the most effective solutions to solve the strategic and tactical business initiatives for STS Aviation Group and its customers.

After serving four years in the Navy, Rob worked in IT through college, attained his private pilot license and completed a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Soon after, Rob joined STS as its first Database Administrator in January of 2001. 

Rob assumed the role of IT Manager for the company in 2002, and in 2004, he was promoted to the Director of IT; a role he held until 2008. Rob then worked his way up to Vice President of IT in 2009 before being promoted again into a VP role.

Rob’s day-to-day responsibilities include oversight of technology operations, planning, budgeting, and strategy for the organization’s entire technology stack.  Technology executives include the Vice President of Software Development, Vice President of Information Technology, and the Director of IT-UK; all of whom work with their respective teams in support of every front-facing STS division.

Today, Rob and his team manage all IT solutions including cloud integration, database management, proprietary custom software development, analytics reporting, data warehouse, systems, network security, infrastructure, and vendor relationships. In addition, Rob provides leadership, direction, support, professional development and guidance to the entire technology staff.  As a member of STS Aviation Group’s senior executive management team, Rob helps ensure the effective application of technology by addressing strategic business initiatives and opportunities.

 If Rob is not actively working with new technology, you can find him on the water sailing or assisting his daughter as she competes in sailboat regattas.


Josh Pierce, Vice President of Software Development:

Joshua Pierce, recently promoted to Vice President of Software Development, joined STS Aviation Group in 2015 and now leads a team of full-stack developers focused on cutting-edge software solutions and integrations on a cross-organizational scale.

The majority of his career has been spent leading engineering efforts in industries such as education, finance and marketing.

As a computer science graduate from Brown College in Minnesota, Josh enjoys navigating through complex software projects and making people smile.

Outside of work, you can find Josh joking around with his amazing wife, their two kids and beloved dog.

With his family and friends, Josh very much enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors, and competing over a board, card  and / or video games (things get heated).

He believes in teamwork and transparency and likes all kinds of music (including country). Josh lives by the motto, “The only thing better than having an ‘aha’ moment is playing a part in helping someone else have one, too.”


Nick Tornese, Vice President of Information Technology:

Nick Tornese, recently promoted to Vice President of Information Technology for STS Aviation Group, is an experienced IT professional with a results-oriented leadership style and hands-on technical skills. Nick has more than two decades of real-world problem solving and successful implementation of IT solutions experience that transcends STS Aviation Group’s business requirements.

Nick’s professional focus rests primarily on providing strategic direction and management of full-service IT organizations. In addition, a Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University adds depth to Nick’s experience and skill set.

As the Vice President of Information Technology, Nick’s overall responsibilities comprise of managing IT infrastructure, database administration and overseeing end-user helpdesk support operations. He is committed to defining and implementing best practices, strategies, methodologies, policies, procedures and documentation needed to ensure the best in-class IT support delivery.

Nick also manages business acquisition tasks required to on-board employees, systems, and assets into STS’ corporate structure. Nick excels at hiring, developing, encouraging and evaluating high-performing IT personnel.

Nick’s career at STS Aviation Group began in 2016 as a Database Consultant. In 2017, he transitioned to the position of Enterprise Data Services Architect. In 2018, Nick was elevated to Director of IT and Data Services. Prior to his time with STS Aviation Group, Nick worked 15 years for Hewlett-Packard in a managed services capacity supporting many companies like P&G, Merrill Lynch, and the United States Defense Logistics Agency.

STS Line Maintenance Opens New Station at CMH Airport in Columbus, Ohio

CMH Airport Line Maintenance

Jensen Beach, Florida, October 19, 2021 — STS Line Maintenance (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and one of the world’s leading Aircraft Maintenance providers, opens a new line maintenance station at CMH Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

“The expansion of STS Line Maintenance continues, and with the addition of the new Columbus station, that makes 37 stations in total,” communicates Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “As is the case with most new stations that we open, our clients reached out and requested our award-winning aircraft maintenance services in Columbus. And after careful consideration and months of planning, the new station is now open and already repairing aircraft.”

STS Line Maintenance’s station in Columbus will be open seven days a week, and the on-ground team has the ability to store spare parts on property, which adds a significant increase to the overall cost-saving’s benefits STS is able to deliver to its customers.

“This is another exciting step for us at STS Line Maintenance. As our company continues to expand its global reach, we will continue to provide the aerospace industry with cost-effective aircraft maintenance solutions at every turn,” states Robby Bush, Vice President and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance.

To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the robust aircraft maintenance solutions it provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Line Maintenance:

STS Line Maintenance operates 37 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 Technicians 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, please visit our website.

CMH Station Contact:

Josh Cherry
Station Manager
(614) 580-8339
cmhmgr@stslm.com

Media Contact:

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

TUI Airways Taps STS Aviation Services UK for MRO Support

TUI Airways Taps STS Aviation Services UK for MRO Support

BIRMINGHAM, 4 August, 2021 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to the global aviation industry, has been appointed by TUI Airways to carry out maintenance activity on their aircraft.

“We are extremely delighted that TUI Airways has awarded STS Aviation Services an agreement to support a number of maintenance inputs of the company’s various aircraft types,” states Ian Bartholomew, Vice President of Commercial for STS Aviation Services. “We look forward to further strengthening our relationship and supporting TUI Airways with projects in the future.

The aviation industry in Europe is still on the road to recovery as it emerges from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the latest updates regarding travel restrictions being relaxed in the United Kingdom, STS Aviation Services is receiving an increased number of requests for both line and base maintenance support.

 “Adaptable, enthusiastic and energetic are a few key words that describe the entire team at STS Aviation Services when presented with this terrific news,” said Colby Payne, Commercial Manager for STS Aviation Services. “TUI Airways is a key customer at our state-of-the-art facility in Birmingham, and we are thrilled to be selected again to perform a number of projects over the coming months.”

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

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates three state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 40 line maintenance stations in the USA and internationally. 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 Deploys European AOG Services

STS AOG Recovery

BIRMINGHAM, June 14, 2021 — STS Aviation Services‘ (STS) success is strengthened by its natural ability to respond to challenges and quickly change direction. There is no better example of this fact than STS AOG Recovery; a fleet of mobile, rapid-response teams made up of highly experienced Engineers. STS AOG Recovery teams have, in the past year alone, returned more than 50 AOG aircraft to revenue-generating service in double-quick time. 

As part of the company’s certified, nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance support service, STS Aviation Services has on-wing repair and fuel tank defect teams ready to cover Europe and be deployed on a moment’s notice.

“Rapid reaction is nothing new to our team, and our AOG Recovery expertise is evident,” says Patrick Meyer, Sr. Vice President of STS Aviation Services’ Shannon Ireland. “Our company has a proud history of supporting leading commercial, cargo and military operators while ensuring fleet availability around the clock. STS AOG provides a full repair and certification solution, allowing customers and operators to focus on other issues while we focus on getting their aircraft back in to service.” 

STS AOG Recovery teams deploy specially allocated vans kitted out with fall arrest equipment, compressors, and a wide variety of test equipment. In addition, each support van is stocked with a full range of specialist tools that allow our engineering teams to be fully self-sufficient, attending to its customers’ needs when working AOG or helping with base maintenance critical path events.

“Our experienced AOG engineers are rostered around the clock providing a speedy recovery solution to AOG situations all across Europe,” states Lee Burgess, Director of Operations for STS Aviation Services. “As the global aviation industry continues to recover from the pandemic, our team remains on its ‘front foot’ and will be proactively contacting airlines to ensure that we remain front and centre when it comes to getting their aircraft back into revenue-generating service.”

With specialist AOG Recovery teams standing by globally, STS Aviation Services is ready to assist with scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance events.

Contact the STS AOG Recovery teams 24/7/365 at +44 (0) 7955 028542 or email the team at AOG@stsaviationservices.com.

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates three state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 40 line maintenance stations 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.

For More information, contact:

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