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STS Aviation Group Acquires Airbase Services, Inc.

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2020 — STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, acquires Airbase Services, Inc. / Les Services Airbase, Inc., (Airbase), an aircraft interiors maintenance, repair and management specialist based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

With this acquisition, STS formally enters the Canadian MRO market as Airbase has four Transport Canada approved facilities in YUL, YYZ, YWG and YVR. The sale is being publicized as turnkey, and STS will immediately assume control of Airbase personnel and operations.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “We are thrilled to welcome Airbase into the STS family. The team brings decades of experience and expertise to the table, led by a proven leader in Lena Watters, and the company will certainly complement the aircraft interior work STS Aviation Services has going on right now in Shannon, Ireland.

Watters, who was the acting President of Airbase prior to the acquisition, will stay on as President alongside much of the company’s existing workforce.

When asked how the sale of Airbase to STS would affect the company’s future, Watters said, “The acquisition of Airbase by STS unlocks the potential for our team to globally grow its customer base while also being able to build a stronger presence in Canada. We are very excited about the future, and we are thrilled to be a part of STS Aviation Group’s global family of companies.”

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 Aviation Services Highlights 2020 Training Program at BHX

STS Aviation Services, at its recently acquired Birmingham MRO facility and in conjunction with CATTs, an approved EASA Part 147 organization, is running the first program of training courses for its highly-skilled Engineers. The first course is centered on Rolls Royce engines such as Trent 1000 plus, Trent 800 and a Trent 900 differences course.

Malcolm Welsby, Maintenance Operations Director, said “This is the first of a number of courses we will be running during the year and the training will be in alignment with our strategy for providing a unique service offering with ultimate flexibility”

Mick Adams, CEO, said “Our engineers, mechanics and technicians alike, will receive the very best form of training and this will range from latest technology aircraft and systems – through to people management. In doing so, STS Aviation Services is not only serving the needs of its highly-valued European customers but also building talent and succession within the business for the long term.”

To learn more about the training programs we have scheduled at BHX throughout 2020, please click this link to contact us, and one of our team members will reach out shortly.

STS Aviation Group Hires Michael John Adams to Spearhead European Operations

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Oct. 17, 2019 — Fresh off the heels of acquiring Apple Aviation and purchasing the former Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) wide-body aircraft hangar in Birmingham, England, STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, announces that it has appointed Michael John Adams to oversee its European Operations.

Adams will immediately begin to manage Apple Aviation, the wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham and all other existing STS entities in Europe.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “When our team set out to find someone with the skills, experience and industry knowledge needed to spearhead our company’s European operations, one name kept coming up. And shortly after meeting Mick in person, I think our company stakeholders all knew that we had found the right man for the job.”

Adams brings nearly 40 years of industry experience with him having previously served as the Vice President of Transformational Deals, the Executive Vice President of Etihad Airways Engineering and the Managing Director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

On his recent appointment, Adams said, “I’m thrilled to join STS Aviation Group, and I look forward to the rewarding challenge that will come from leading its highly motivated European teams. When you add STS’ existing expertise to the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation and the purchase of the wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, you get the perfect, all-encompassing MRO solution. I look forward to servicing our clients’ immediate and future needs, and I cannot think of better organization to be a part of as I enter the pinnacle of my career.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Group, please visit: https://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 Purchases Former MAEL Hangar in Birmingham

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 — Two weeks after acquiring Apple AviationSTS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, finalizes the purchase of a wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, England.

The facility was formerly operated by Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) and put up for sale in March of 2019. It features 200,000 sq/ft of total space — including ramp — and has the capacity to service wide-body aircraft. In fact, the facility can house two wide-body aircraft or 10 narrowbody aircraft at the same time. In addition to its size, the complex is home to several on-site component repair and back shops; making it true nose-to-tail MRO service facility flush with vertical lift storage devices, a global reporting room and dozens of laptop mobility hubs.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “The hangar is beautiful, and thanks to the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation, we have the resources and the manpower in place to have the facility up, running and fully operational by January of 2020 subject to the lease transfer being agreed to.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, added “The wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham is a game-changer for our company. This purchase allows us to create a central European hub, one that will stand as a true focal point for multiple STS divisions already operating in the region. As for what comes next for STS Aviation Group, we’ll see. Right now, we’re extremely focused on ramping up operations and getting the Birmingham facility filled with aircraft.”

Terms of the purchase 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

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