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A Tribute to STS Aviation Group’s 40-Year Journey

STS Aviation Group Celebrates 40 Years of Leading Aircraft MRO Services

A Milestone of Success

As STS Aviation Group marks its 40th year in the aviation industry, we pause to reflect on the journey that has brought us here—a path filled with determination, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to service. Since our inception in 1984, STS Aviation Group has grown from a modest enterprise into a global leader, known for our comprehensive, nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance services, material services, aerospace engineering and workforce management solutions. Our primary focus on total aircraft maintenance services has positioned us as one of the leading providers of aircraft MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) services to both the commercial and defense industries worldwide. This incredible journey would not have been possible without our dedicated employees, trusted business partners, and loyal clients.

Gratitude for Our Team

At the heart of STS Aviation Group’s enduring success are our employees. With a team that spans the globe, their hard work and dedication form the backbone of our operations. Each team member brings unique skills and an exceptional level of commitment, driving our company forward and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of aviation industry leadership. To all our employees, we extend our deepest thanks. Your resilience and passion are the reasons we celebrate today.

Appreciation for Clients

Our progress and achievements have been profoundly influenced by the relationships we’ve fostered with our clients. Each partnership, from long-standing collaborations to new alliances, has been pivotal in expanding and enhancing our service offerings. Whether it’s through providing top-tier aviation maintenance services or pioneering new aerospace staffing solutions, our clients have been central to our innovation and growth. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our clients for their trust and partnership on this remarkable journey.

Looking to the Future

As we look to the future, STS Aviation Group is excited about the opportunities ahead. The aviation industry is ever-evolving, and we are poised to continue our leadership, adapt to changes, and embrace new challenges. For those looking to start or advance their careers, the aviation career opportunities at STS are more promising than ever.

Join Us in Celebration

As STS Aviation Group celebrates this significant milestone, we invite all our employees, partners, and friends to reflect on our shared achievements and to look forward with excitement to what the future holds. Here’s to another 40 years of excellence, innovation, and partnership in the aviation industry!

The Future of Commercial Aviation

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The aviation industry has come a long way since the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight in 1903. Today, commercial aviation is an essential part of global transportation, connecting people and goods across the world. However, the industry is constantly evolving, and new technologies and trends are shaping its future. In this article, we will explore the future of commercial aviation and the key trends that are likely to shape it in the coming years.

In this article, we will explore some of the potential changes and innovations that are expected to shape the future of commercial aviation.

Electric Aircraft:

Electric aircraft have been in development for some time, and many companies are investing in the technology. The advantage of electric aircraft is that they produce less noise, lower emissions, and require less maintenance compared to traditional aircraft. They could be particularly useful for shorter regional flights, which make up a significant percentage of commercial air travel.

In addition to electric aircraft, hydrogen fuel cell technology is also being explored as a viable alternative to traditional jet fuel. These technologies have the potential to transform the aviation industry by reducing carbon emissions and improving efficiency.

Autonomous Aircraft:

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Autonomous aircraft are another development that could revolutionize the aviation industry. These aircraft could potentially reduce the risk of accidents caused by human error and improve efficiency by optimizing flight paths and reducing the need for air traffic control. While fully autonomous flights are not yet possible, it is likely that we will see more autonomous features being added to commercial aircraft in the near future.

Supersonic Flight:

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Supersonic flight is another area that is receiving attention from aviation companies. The Concorde was the first supersonic passenger jet, but it was retired in 2003 due to safety concerns and high costs. However, new technologies and advancements in materials science are making it possible to create supersonic aircraft that are safer, more efficient, and less expensive.

These aircraft could enable passengers to travel faster and more efficiently, potentially reducing travel times by half or more. However, there are still challenges to be overcome, such as noise pollution and the high cost of developing supersonic aircraft.

Passenger Experience:

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The passenger experience is another area where we can expect to see significant changes in the future of commercial aviation. Many airlines are already investing in new technologies and services to improve the passenger experience, such as virtual reality headsets, in-flight entertainment systems, and improved connectivity.

With the advent of new technologies such as augmented reality and 5G connectivity, we can expect to see even more immersive and personalized experiences for passengers. This could include personalized menus, virtual reality tours of destinations, and real-time language translation.

Sustainable Aviation:

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Finally, sustainable aviation is a growing concern for the aviation industry. With increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change, airlines and aircraft manufacturers are looking for ways to make air travel more sustainable.

This includes exploring alternative fuels, such as biofuels, and investing in more efficient aircraft designs. Airlines are also looking at ways to reduce waste, improve recycling, and reduce the use of single-use plastics on flights.


The future of commercial aviation is likely to be shaped by a combination of new technologies, changing consumer needs, and a growing focus on sustainability. From electric aircraft to autonomous flights, the aviation industry is constantly evolving and adapting to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Thanks so much for taking the time, and we look forward to seeing you on our blog again soon.

Mammoth Freighters Signs Agreement with STS Aviation Services to Perform 777 Conversions and Maintenance


Orlando, Florida – October 17, 2022 – Mammoth Freighters LLC (“Mammoth”) is pleased to announce that the company signed a General Terms Agreement with STS Aviation Services (STS) to perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the Mammoth 777 program. All work will be accomplished at STS’ facility in Manchester, UK, and the multi-year agreement covers both the 777-200LR and 777-300ER aircraft.

“Ensuring that we have the right modification capacity in place around the world to meet the robust demand for the Mammoth 777 freighter program is vital to our success,” stated Mammoth’s Senior Vice President of Operations, David Steinmetz. “STS has the experience, knowledge, capability and, most importantly, the high-quality reputation that we look for in an MRO partner. We are excited to have STS on our team and look forward to a productive, long-term relationship.”

The STS facility will also provide Mammoth with AOG, product support, and spares provisioning throughout Europe. STS acquired the Manchester facility earlier this year as part of their expansion efforts, and this constitutes their third facility in the UK. Mammoth will begin inducting 777 aircraft for modification at the facility in mid-2024.

Ian Bartholomew, Managing Director for STS Aviation Services, said “This P2F program assures stability in Manchester from day one and means we can forge ahead, investing in entry-level engineers and trainee schemes giving them development opportunities in the area of major programs and real-life aircraft engineering – when at the same time as taking capacity at Manchester to around 80% within two years of go live.”

Mick Adams, Chief Executive Officer of STS Aviation Services in Europe, said “From the first meeting with the Mammoth team, I could see we had the right DNA and have no doubt this will develop into a long and fruitful relationship. We are so aligned in our approach and the need for transparency in business, you would have thought we had worked together for years. In STS being awarded this contract it exemplifies our reputation, not just for MRO but for our executing highly complex and major structural projects such as continues to be the case on the Boeing Wedgetail program.”

About Mammoth Freighters LLC:

Mammoth Freighters LLC (Mammoth) was founded in December of 2020 by two top cargo conversion program executives – Bill Wagner and Bill Tarpley – specifically to design, develop, convert, and support the development of passenger to freighter conversions.  The launch type is the Boeing 777 (both the 200 LR and 300 ER variants).  The Mammoth converted 777 is one of the most productive and economical 777 long range freighters in the world.

Mammoth, a Boeing Licensee for the Boeing 777, is developing a global production and conversion site network which will include the Aspire MRO facility as well as additional conversion capacity planned at two other sites around the world. 

Mammoth is backed by private investment funds managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC and its affiliates. Mammoth is based in Orlando, Florida with engineering offices in Escondido, California and Seattle, Washington.

For more information, visit: Mammoth777.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four 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 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

STS Aviation Group Issues Media Statement

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Jensen Beach, Fla., March 8, 2021 – Over the weekend several troubling images from the Capitol riot that took place on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. were shared with the STS Aviation Group team. Depicted in those images appears to be a man, wearing white gloves and a black STS Aviation Group jacket, spraying some sort of chemical substance at a group of officers trying their best to quell a very tense and dangerous situation.

After launching an internal investigation we have not been able to identify the man captured in these photos as a current, or former, employee of STS Aviation Group and / or its subsidiaries.

Moving forward our organization will offer no further comment on this matter other than to say that the federal law enforcement agents who are carrying out this investigation have our full support and cooperation should they require it.

Thank you kindly,

STS Aviation Group