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STS Mod Center Kicks Off Thales Wi-Fi Installation Program in Melbourne

STS Mod Center Kicks Off Thales Wi-Fi Installation Program in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Fla., October 12, 2020 — STS Mod Center (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, kicks off a major aircraft connectivity project in Melbourne, Florida that will call upon the team to install Thales Wi-Fi systems on more than 100 commercial aircraft over the next 12 months.

“The first aircraft to be a part of this program, an A321, arrived a few days ago and installation work is already underway,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “In the coming months, the STS Mod Center team in Melbourne will install Thales Wi-Fi systems on more than 100 aircraft; aircraft that includes models from both Boeing and Airbus.”

It takes the STS Mod Center team about three days to complete the nose-to-tail installation of a Thales Wi-Fi system on narrowbody aircraft and about four-to-six days when working on widebody aircraft.

“Between three and six days is our target turnaround time for every aircraft Wi-Fi installation package that we do,” said Chris Smeets, Senior Vice President & General Manager of STS Mod Center. “And in my experience, we’ve almost never missed that target thanks to the incredibly efficient work-flow system and quality audit processes we have in place at our Melbourne facility.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Mod Center and the aircraft MRO solutions it provides to the global aerospace industry, 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

Commercial Aircraft Activity Recommences at STS Aviation Services Facility at BHX

Commercial Aircraft Activity Recommences at STS Aviation Services Facility at BHX (2)

STS Aviation Services is pleased to welcome their long established and returning customer NEOS for a further engine change. This makes eight engine changes now undertaken on Boeing 787s at Birmingham since May this year.

The arrival of the aircraft is a welcome sight and an indication of positive movements within the commercial aviation sector and how it is working in collaboration to return to some semblance of order and normality. NEOS are one of a number of customers who have committed to aircraft maintenance being undertaken by STS Aviation Services this year at the company’s state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham.

Colby Payne, Commercial Manager for STS Aviation Services, said “we have a long standing relationship with NEOS and I am delighted to see them back in the hangar where STS will again, provide a supreme level of service helping the Airline to optimise their assets – demonstrating how commercial airlines and maintenance facilities must work in full partnership to maximise each owns business potential- this is even more important now in such challenging times for aviation.”

For more information on how STS Aviation Services can support you and your business with Base Maintenance, Line Maintenance, AOG Assistance as well as Aircraft Modification and Storage throughout the UK, Europe and globally, email your interest to sales@stsaviationservices.com 

STS Aviation Services Creates 60 Jobs in Birmingham to Support Aircraft Conversion Work

Boeing Names STS Aviation Services in Birmingham as Key Wedgetail Supplier

BIRMINGHAM, September 30, 2020 — STS Aviation Services, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider to the global aviation industry, has hired 60 aircraft maintenance professionals in Birmingham to support conversion work on the United Kingdom’s fleet of Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning (AEW) MK1 aircraft.

“We are committed to hiring locally for this project, and so far the response has been incredible,” said Imogen Day, Director of Human Resources for STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “Over the next few months we will hire approximately 50 more people to support the required conversion work, and we are also in the early stages of creating internship opportunities and apprenticeship programmes as our team looks to partner with educational institutions in and around the West Midlands.”

More than half of the 30 Boeing employees who will be based in Birmingham are already on site alongside their STS colleagues as preparation work ramps up this year. These Birmingham-based employees will join the 50 Boeing employees already working on the Wedgetail programme throughout the UK.

The Wedgetail conversion programme was recently awarded to STS Aviation Services by Boeing and it will call upon both STS and Boeing teams to transform multiple 737 Next Generation aircraft into a modern airborne battle management fleet. The new Wedgetails will protect the UK through tracking airborne and maritime threats and directing fighter jets and warships. Work for this project will be carried out at STS Aviation Services’ expanding, state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility located at Birmingham Airport (BHX).

“Our team’s commitment to source local candidates, particularly during a pandemic and at such a difficult time, gives me a great sense of pride” said Mick Adams, Senior Vice President and CEO of STS Aviation Services. “Not only does this conversion programme balance our company’s portfolio perfectly, it will soon give many people in the West Midlands expanded opportunities for apprenticeships, internships and full-time jobs at our Birmingham Airport facility.”

STS Aviation Services is promoting careers associated with the Wedgetail conversion programme on its online jobs board. Those interested in being considered for a position are encouraged to learn more and apply online directly. Candidates are also welcome to send CVs to recruitment@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 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 Group’s CEO Recognized by Florida Trend as One of the Most Influential Business Executives in the Sunshine State

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named to Florida 500 List

Jensen Beach, Fla., September 23, 2020 – STS Aviation Group’s CEO, Philip Anson Jr., was recently named by Florida Trend as one of the most influential business leaders in the Sunshine State.

This is the second time in three years that Anson has been honored by Florida Trend. In 2018, he was recognized by the publication in its inaugural Florida 500 list.

“I am once again humbled to be recognized alongside such an impressive and noteworthy group of Florida business leaders,” said Anson. “But in many ways, this honor isn’t mine alone. There is no way that I would be in the position that I am in today without the hard work, dedication and loyalty of our employees and business partners, so I’d like to share this honor with them.”

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 Grows C Check Services Team; Expands Airbus Tooling

C Check Services in Melbourne, Florida (1)

MELBOURNE, August 24, 2020 — STS Aviation Services, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider to the global aviation industry, grows its C check services team and expands its Airbus tooling as work ramps up inside of its base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida.

“We are beginning to see more and more commercial aircraft come out of storage,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “When that happens, a C Check is often required before an aircraft can return to service. Right now, our team in Melbourne is turning C Checks over very quickly, and that spells immediate revenue for our commercial clients who are all eager to get their aircraft back in the sky as soon as possible.”

According to domestic air travel data points provided by the TSA and recently published by Forbes, a typical day in August of 2019 saw 2.5 million passengers take to the skies. On August 23, 2020, however, that number rested at 841,806. And while a 66% reduction in year-over-year traffic is nowhere near a return to normal, that percentage is far better now than it was in April of 2020 when domestic air travel was experiencing, on average, a 95% reduction in passenger traffic.

“I am so proud of the work our Melbourne team is doing right now,” said Shane King, Vice President of STS Aviation Group. “Over the past few months this crew has exhibited a level of resilience worthy of praise. Their collective ability to rise above the looming uncertainty caused by COVID-19 to become a crucial cog in the wings of recovery for the commercial aviation industry has been remarkable to witness.”

Over the past four weeks, STS Aviation Services has added 15 new members to its aircraft maintenance team in Melbourne, and that team just accepted a C check A319, a project that is already putting its newly expanded Airbus tooling to good use.

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 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 Group Acquires Apple Aviation

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23, 2019 — STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, acquires Apple Aviation, a world-wide MRO organization based out of the United Kingdom.

With this acquisition, STS continues its recent global expansion. The company will immediately begin to offer aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services to customers at a state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility located in Newquay, England. The facility houses more than 150,000 square feet of space; 40,000 of which is dedicated as a parts processing facility.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “As some may recall, STS made a strategic move into Europe earlier this year after acquiring Triumph Aviation Services’ NAAS Division. And with the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation, our company continues to grow on a global scale.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, said “This is a really exciting time for STS Aviation Group and the clients we service. So many of our existing customers have unique MRO needs outside of the United States, and now we have the facilities, the manpower and the strategic resources necessary to offer a full-range of aircraft maintenance solutions to clients all over the world.”

Bernard Longman, Founder and Director of Apple Aviation, said “Apple Aviation is a UK-based MRO that operates globally while supporting various customers including airlines, lessors, military organizations and OEMs. The business had grown rapidly over the last five years, and the founders decided that a partnership through acquisition was the best step forward for the company. We met with various investors and decided that the STS Aviation Group history, team and profile was the best fit for our business. Together, we look forward to expanding our services across the world as part of STS’ M.E.M. (Maintenance, Engineering & Modification) group. Scott Whittlestone and Simon Pickford, the other two founders of Apple Aviation, will also be remaining as key members of the management team with the intention of building the leading, third-party MRO provider in Europe.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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 Line Maintenance Named “Line Maintenance Supplier of the Year” by Airline Economics

Jensen Beach, Fla., June 6, 2019STS Line Maintenance takes home its first Aviation 100 Award while being recognized as “Line Maintenance Supplier of the Year” at the Aviation 100 MRO Global Awards ceremony that took place on May 29, 2019 during the Airline MRO & Growth Frontiers Conference in London.

The Aviation 100 Awards, organized by Airline Economics, recognize excellence throughout the global MRO industry. Award recipients are determined by the votes of thousands of industry professionals, and this is the first time STS Line Maintenance has received this honor.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the STS Line Maintenance team,” explains Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “I know firsthand the amount of time, effort and commitment it takes to receive a recognition of this stature, and the award is a true testament to the hard-working and dedicated individuals that make our company fly.”

To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and its parent company, STS Aviation Group, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Line Maintenance:

STS Line Maintenance services commercial and regional airlines operating out of 34 airports in the United States as well as the Bahamas. The company offers a full range of support services, FAA / DER and engineering assistance, AOG response teams and enhanced reliability through rapid response times. 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 1-877-707-5757.

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Media Contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing at STS Aviation Group
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

STS Aviation Group Promotes Brian Fasano to Vice President of Technical Programs

Jensen Beach, Fla., March 18, 2019STS Aviation Group, a leading global aviation solutions company, announces the promotion of Brian Fasano to Vice President of Technical Programs.

For the past three years, Fasano has been working as the Sr. Director of Maintenance Programs and Reliability for STS Engineering Solutions. In that timespan, Fasano and his team both created and launched a custom aircraft maintenance programs division that has nearly tripled in size since its inception.

“I feel honored to be part of such a great team,” remarks Fasano. “We’ve been very focused the past few years on aircraft entry into service programs, reliability improvement projects, and maintenance program packaging solutions. This move will capture engineering modifications, alterations, and STC projects under a single umbrella of technical programs, and it is the perfect progression for STS Engineering Solutions. I’m excited to take this leap forward, and as the new VP of Technical Programs, I look forward to providing STS’ clients the same-level of exceptional service and quality that they’ve come to expect from our Maintenance, Engineering and Modification teams.”

“Brian is not only talented and hardworking, he’s one of the most dedicated Engineers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” says Mark Smith, Group President of STS Aviation Group. “With Brian’s leadership, we plan to expand our Engineering Program Group’s capabilities, and I’m really looking forward to see what he and his team will accomplish in the near future.”

For more information about the full-suite of aircraft engineering services provided by STS Aviation Group, 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

STS Aviation Group Selects Greenbriar Equity Group as its New Equity Partner

Jensen Beach, Florida, January 7, 2019 — STS Aviation Group (“STS”), a leading global aviation solutions company, today announced that it has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. (“Greenbriar”), a New York-based private investment firm, as its new equity partner.

STS provides a range of solutions to the global aviation industry, including component sales and distribution, workforce management, engineering services, line maintenance, and aircraft repair and modifications. The company is well-known for its breadth of capabilities and customer-centric approach to helping airlines and aircraft operators meet their critical operational and people requirements worldwide.

Noah Roy, Managing Partner at Greenbriar, said: “No company in the global aviation supply chain provides more essential solutions than STS. Customers trust STS to meet their most urgent operational needs, and that has underpinned the company’s success for more than three decades. We are proud to invest in STS to support its continued growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. STS’s reputation, capabilities and superb management team provide a unique platform for value creation in the aviation services market.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, said: “This is an exciting time for STS to partner with Greenbriar. The industry recognizes the value of our suite of capabilities and is driving our significant growth. Greenbriar’s deep industry knowledge and track record investing in the aerospace and aviation sectors make them the ideal partner for this next chapter at STS. The entire STS team is excited by our new partnership with Greenbriar and the many opportunities ahead of us.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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About Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P.:

Founded in 1999, Greenbriar Equity Group is a private equity firm with over $3.5 billion of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading manufacturing and services businesses in partnership with proven management teams. Greenbriar looks to identify companies capitalizing on strong long-term growth prospects that can benefit from Greenbriar’s industry knowledge, operating capabilities, network of senior executive relationships, strategic insight and access to capital. Sectors of particular focus include aerospace and defense, industrial and business services, transportation and logistics, and specialty manufacturing. Additional information may be found at www.greenbriarequity.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: 

Greenbriar Equity Group  
Mark Semer or Nathan Riggs
Kekst CNC
+1 (212) 521-4800

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

Sachi Greene Named by Staffing Industry Analysts as One of the Top 100 Women in Staffing

There are leaders who lead for the mere sake of title, and there are those who inspire because doing so is simply a part of who they are. Sachi Greene, Sr. Vice President of Recruiting and Operations for STS Technical Services, is a leader who inspires by example. This fact has never been more evident than it is today as Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the world’s premium “global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions,” honors Greene by naming her as one of the Top 100 women in staffing in America as well as one of the top 150 women in staffing globally.

“This is really an unexpected honor,” says Greene. “I am proud of this accomplishment. It is definitely a nice highlight for me in my career, but this honor isn’t mine alone. There is an entire team of people that I work in the trenches with each and every day, and they deserve this recognition and accomplishment just as much.”

Ever humble but always looking forward, Greene is excited about what she and her team are building.

“You know, it wasn’t that long ago that I was overseeing a workforce management group dedicated solely to servicing the aerospace industry. Flash forward to present times, and we have grown so much as a company. For example, our team has expanded into multiple industries beyond aviation, and I’m really excited about the future. The people we have in place, the technology we utilize and the resources at our disposal are all starting to align, and that has me excited about what’s to come.”

If you would like to learn more about SIA and its Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing awards, please visit: http://si100women.staffingindustry.com/

If you would like to learn more about STS Technical Services and the end-to-end workforce management solutions it provides, visit: https://www.ststechnicaljobs.com/

About STS Technical Services: 

STS Technical Services is a Top 100 Staffing Firm in the United States that is partnered with some of the largest names in the aerospace, manufacturing, defense and industrial industries. Our professional recruitment teams put talented individuals to work at client locations all over the world. With more than 35 years of experience in workforce management, we know what it takes to find, screen, hire and manage the employees your business depends on to thrive both now and in the future.