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In the hot seat… Keith Mwanalushi of AviTrader speaks with Tom Covella, Group President at STS Component Solutions


AviTrader MRO: What attracted you to this business?

Covella: For me, I wanted to do something different. Something that you can deliver value and make a difference. The aviation aftermarket business is a very dynamic and fast paced business. Every day represents new opportunities and challenges. But the most fascinating part of the business is the relationships that can be established in all of the global markets. I have been very fortunate to be able to forge great relationships in many global markets and that coupled with the items mentioned above is what makes this business what it is.

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STS Aviation Rallies to Raise Both Money & Awareness for Autism


STS Aviation Group is proud to announce that it will be working to raise both money and awareness in an effort to support two charities. The first is Autism Speaks, a national organization committed to helping those directly affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The second is The Hope Center for Autism, a local public charter school dedicated to providing children with ASD an individualized, comprehensive and intensive educational program that services students in pre-kindergarten through grade two.

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Kalitta Air Creates New Jobs in Oscoda, Michigan

Kalitta Air is a Michigan-based company that flies cargo to destinations around the world. They have a fleet of 20 Boeing 747’s — employ about 350 STS Contractors — and are in the process of building an 80,000 square-foot airplane hangar in Oscoda Township, Michigan. The project will create new jobs and is a $9.7 million investment.

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STS Component Solutions Announces Consignment Agreement with Air Maintenance Estonia

STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group, has entered into an agreement for parts distribution with Air Maintenance Estonia, a leader in aircraft maintenance and repair located in Tallinn, Estonia.

Through this consignment agreement, STS Component Solutions will be responsible for facilitating Air Maintenance Estonia’s reliable list of components utilizing STS Component Solutions’ OEM Distribution Product Lines. A key part of this agreement covers superior availability of airframe spares and inventory in this region and across the globe. The consignment agreement is tailored to Air Maintenance Estonia’s specific requirements and remains flexible as maintenance demands change.

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STS Component Solutions leverages Quantum MRO & Logistics Software

The Challenge

The immense complexity of engine and aircraft component services at STS Component Solutions comprises background processes for sourcing, teardown, disposition, cost, logistics, sales, support and detailed regulatory data management for global engine and airframe parts distribution services. To further streamline operations, STS wanted to move from using disparate systems for accounting and ERP and into a modern solution that would integrate business processes across their division to become more efficient and responsive to their customer needs.

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