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Boeing Names STS Aviation Services as Key Wedgetail Supplier

Boeing Names STS Aviation Services in Birmingham as Key Wedgetail Supplier

LONDON, May 20, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected STS Aviation Services and its Birmingham site for the conversion work on the United Kingdom’s fleet of five Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Mk1 aircraft.

The conversion work – turning commercial 737 Next Generation airliners into a modern airborne battle management fleet – will create more than 100 highly skilled jobs: 90 with STS Aviation Services and 30 more with Boeing. The Birmingham-based employees will join the 50 Boeing employees already working on the Wedgetail programme throughout the UK, including at Bristol, Yeovil and RAF Waddington. The new work will be done at the hangar formerly operated by Monarch Aircraft Engineering at Birmingham Airport.

The Royal Air Force (RAF) announced in March 2019 a contract for five Wedgetail aircraft, guaranteeing the UK the world’s most effective AEW&C aircraft at a fixed price. The Wedgetail’s advanced radar and 10 state-of-the-art mission crew consoles can track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously, allowing crews to direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of an operational area.

The Wedgetail is a proven aircraft that is currently in service around the world, including by Royal Australian Air Force, which used the aircraft on operations in the battle against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. It has been continuously improved since its inception, and it is the most capable aircraft of its type.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with STS Aviation Services in Birmingham on the Wedgetail,” said Anna Keeling, managing director of Boeing Defence UK. “Wedgetail will provide the UK with the most advanced and reliable aircraft of its type in the world at a fixed price, and this work will provide good jobs for the many skilled aerospace engineers and mechanics in and around Birmingham.”

Boeing and STS Aviation Services, which also operates a facility in Newquay in Cornwall, have already started recruiting in key areas for the new work in Birmingham.

“Being awarded this contract is not only great news for STS Aviation Services and Boeing, it’s also great news for the Birmingham region, and a much-needed jolt for UK aviation,” said Mick Adams, senior vice president and CEO of STS Aviation Services. “We have a long and favourable history working with Boeing, and we’re excited that this work will be completed at our new state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham.”

The first two US-based aircraft have been stripped to their frames and will arrive in the UK later this year. The first Wedgetail will be delivered to the RAF in 2023 and will based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. STS Aviation Services joins other UK suppliers on the programme: Leonardo, which will deliver an integrated Defensive Aids System from its operation in Luton, and Ridge architects, which is working with Boeing to design the facility that will house the Wedgetail fleet there.

The work was previously announced for Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. Marshall remains a valued supplier to Boeing and the two companies will continue their partnership on other programmes like the P-8.

Boeing’s command-and-control aircraft expertise began in 1977, when it first modified a 707 aircraft for the United States. With the Wedgetail, the RAF will join an AEW&C fleet of 14 aircraft in operation around the world with the Republic of Korea Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Turkish Air Force.

About Boeing in the United Kingdom

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defence, space and security systems, and global services. The company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Boeing has a growing UK workforce of 2,500 direct employees across the country and spends £2 billion a year in the UK supply chain. In 2018 Boeing opened its first European manufacturing facility in Sheffield. For more information visit www.boeing.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.

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 across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States. 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.

For More information, contact:

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

STS Aviation Services Gains AS9110C Accreditation in the United Kingdom

STS Aviation Services Gains AS9110C Accreditation in the United Kingdom

BIRMINGHAM, April 28, 2020 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, is now AS9110C certified in the United Kingdom.

This certification grants STS Aviation Services the authority to maintain, repair and overhaul both civilian and military aircraft in accordance with aerospace law and global regulatory requirements.

Mike Ainsworth, Head of Safety and Compliance for STS Aviation Services, said “Gaining this international accreditation for our Quality Management Systems was extremely important to this team. Now we can press forward with the strategic initiatives we have in place to become the go-to provider for MRO services throughout the United Kingdom.”

Having just recently entered the MRO market in the United Kingdom after acquiring Apple Aviation and purchasing the former MAEL base maintenance facility in Birmingham, STS Aviation Services considers this AS9110C accreditation a significant signal of progress and a great indicator for what’s to come.

Kevin Dudley, Chief Commercial Officer for STS Aviation Services, stated “Compliance and airworthiness standards are in this company’s DNA. And while remaining agile, we have established a process-oriented and customer-centric core structure. The AS9110C accreditation underpins that structure and serves as the foundation for our team’s ability to deliver quality and efficiency to its growing customer base.”

Global operators in need of airframe and OEM services in the United Kingdom have keenly awaited this news. In knowing that STS Aviation Services now holds AS9110C accreditation, they have a go-to provider in the region for base maintenance and aircraft modification program requirements.

To learn more about STS Aviation Services and the MRO services it 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 both state-side and abroad. 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 Completes FOMAX Modification Program For easyJet

STS Aviation Services Completes FOMAX Modification Program For easyJet

NEWQUAY, April 22, 2020 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, announces the completion of its long-running program to implement FOMAX modifications to easyJet’s fleet of aircraft.

Malcolm Welsby, Chief Technical Officer for STS Aviation Services, said “Customer success lies at the core of everything we do here at STS Aviation Services. And when you bring together a leading MRO and an airline focused on efficiency, safety and customer satisfaction, the possibilities to create increased value are endless.”

STS Aviation Services’ deep partnership with easyJet is a great example of what synergy and innovation can yield. Since this partnership began, the company has delivered 39 aircraft with a TDR of 96% based on planned hours. And while aircraft came in for specific tasks, STS Aviation Services was able to ensure that 75% of all easyJet aircraft left its facility with no carry-forward items.

Kevin Dudley, Chief Commercial Officer for STS Aviation Services, said “We’re delighted to have been selected by easyJet to embody this key modification program at our Newquay, Cornwall MRO facility. We have been privileged to work with easyJet in the past on several key projects, but this was by far the most comprehensive given all the nose-to-tail inputs required throughout the 2019/2020 winter season. To have successfully delivered this program on time and on budget demonstrates exactly what STS Aviation Services stands for.”

STS Aviation Services has limited capacity remaining for its winter 2020/2021 program, and global operators looking for comprehensive MRO support are being asked to email sales@stsaviationservices.com.

To learn more about STS Aviation Services and the MRO services it 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 both state-side and abroad. 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 Component Solutions and PTI Technologies Inc. Announce New Distribution Partnership

PALM CITY, FL, June 19, 2019STS Component Solutions has been named an authorized distribution partner for PTI Technologies’ commercial aftermarket products. PTI Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of filtration systems and equipment to the commercial transport, helicopter, military and corporate aviation markets.

STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group, will be providing global support for PTI Technologies Inc. in the commercial aftermarket. Tom Covella, Group President of STS Component Solutions, states “We are very excited about this new OEM partnership with PTI. PTI is an established leader in the filtration systems market and collectively we are confident that we will add further value to the aftermarket support of these products. This product line will further broaden our OEM Distribution portfolio and provides STS with additional capabilities to support our global customer base.”

“We are very pleased to work with STS Component Solutions to provide increased levels of service and innovative solutions to our global airline customers,” said Rowland Ellis, President of PTI Technologies Inc. “Supporting aircraft operators with the right products at the right time is our goal and STS Component Solutions is an ideal partner for us to achieve this goal.  We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Component Solutions or its parent company, STS Aviation Group, please visit: https://stsaviationgroup.com/

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About STS Component Solutions:

STS Component Solutions prides itself on providing global aircraft inventory solutions to its customers, 24/7/365. On-time delivery of certified aircraft parts lies at STS Component Solutions’ core. The organization specializes in materials management, OEM distribution and supply chain solutions. We have a proven track record for locating hard-to-find aircraft / engine parts and stock a rotable inventory in strategic warehouses around the world. In today’s fast-paced world of aviation, STS Component Solutions is the one global company that can provide the aircraft inventory and on-time delivery you need to keep flying! To learn more please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-888-777-2960.

 

Media Contact:

Taylor Salisbury
Marketing & Events Manager
1-888-777-2960 ext. 8396
Taylor.Salisbury@sts-cs.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 Component Solutions Opens New Sales Office in Guangzhou, China

Palm City, Florida, March 13, 2019 – STS Component Solutions, a global aircraft inventory solutions provider, expands into China with the opening of a sales office in Guangzhou.

The establishment of this location was driven by current customer demand and projected organizational growth in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years. This new facility is the company’s third office to open in mainland China.

 “We are extremely excited about the opening of our new office in Guangzhou,” says Pat Tyler, Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development for STS Component Solutions. “This new office will expand our global footprint to provide additional support, service and product offerings to our airline and MRO customers in the Asia-Pacific region… and beyond. STS Component Solutions currently maintains inventory in Shanghai and Beijing. We are also growing our stock locations with the addition of a warehouse in Hong Kong that is slated to open in April of this year.”

A team of Account Managers and Customer Service Representatives are already fully operational in Guangzhou and supporting STS’ growing network of customers.

If you would like to learn more about STS Component Solutions or its parent company,STS Aviation Group, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com/

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About STS Component Solutions:

In today’s fast-paced world of aviation, STS Component Solutions is the one global company that can provide the aircraft inventory and on-time delivery you need to keep flying! To learn more, please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-888-777-2960.

Taylor Salisbury
Marketing Coordinator at STS Component Solutions
1-888-777-2960 ext. 8396
Taylor.Salisbury@sts-cs.com

STS Component Solutions & Curtiss Wright Corporation Announce New Aftermarket Distribution Partnership

Palm City, October 11, 2018STS Component Solutions (STSCS) is proud to announce the newest addition to the organization’s OEM Distribution Product Line portfolio. Curtiss Wright Corporation provides innovative products applicable to the commercial aerospace, general aviation, rotary, defense, power generation and industrial markets.  STS Component Solutions has been appointed the sole aftermarket distributor for Curtiss Wright across four business units and 11 cage codes.  The products manufactured by Curtiss-Wright include position sensors, rotary and linear actuators, solenoids and valves.

STSCS Group President Tom Covella states, “STS is proud to add this prestigious OEM and partnership to our existing distribution portfolio that will further enable us to provide expanded support and product line diversity to our global customer base.”

For any inquiries, please contact the sales team at 1-888-777-2960 or sales@sts-cs.com. We are available 24/7/365 to assist with all of your OEM Distribution product line needs.

To learn more about STS Component Solutions or STS Aviation Group, please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com.

About STS Aviation Group:

STS Aviation Group is a diversified company that specializes in support services for the aerospace industry through its nine divisions, STS Technical ServicesSTS Engineering SolutionsSTS Line MaintenanceSTS Component SolutionsSTS Air-ProSTS UJet, STS Mod CenterSTS AeroMod, STS GSE Services. From staffing your team so it can get the project done right and at an affordable price, to providing certified aircraft and engine components so you can get off the ground and back in the sky, STS continues to be a one-stop servicing center for all of your company’s staffing, aircraft engineering, line maintenance, ground service equipment, component sale / distribution, hose manufacturing, aircraft interiors, and modification requirements. To learn more about what makes STS the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com. You may also call 1-800-800-2400 or 1-888-777-2960.

 

For more information, contact:

Taylor Salisbury

Marketing Coordinator at STS Component Solutions

1-888-777-2960 ext.8396

taylor.salisbury@sts-cs.com

STS Component Solutions Acquires LM6000 Engine

A global aircraft and engine inventory supplier purchases its third LM aeroderivative gas turbine engine for resale into aftermarket

Palm City, April 12, 2018 – STS Component Solutions recently acquired its third LM6000PD Aeroderivative Gas Turbine engine. The asset is currently in Berlin, Germany awaiting inspection, complete disassembly, re-certification and finally resale into the aviation aftermarket. 

STS Component Solutions utilizes FAA, EASA & CAAC approved facilities to inspect, repair and overhaul aircraft and engine parts. This process helps ensure that every part sold is fully compliant with industry and regulatory standards. 

“This acquisition further aligns STS with the growing demand of the aeroderavitive marketplace,” says Tom Covella, Group President of STS Component Solutions. “The move demonstrates our commitment to this market and will provide us with additional assets to support our customers across the globe.”

The STS Component Solutions team expects that inventory from the new LM6000 engine will be available for sale in the next few weeks. For any inquiries, please contact 1-888-777-2960 or sales@sts-cs.com. STS Component Solutions representatives are available 24/7/365 to assist with all of your aircraft and / or ground power engine parts requirements.

About STS Aviation Group:

Whether you’re looking for aviation mechanics, engineers, line maintenance support or the aircraft and engine components needed to keep you flying, STS Aviation Group dedicates itself to taking your business from where it is now to where it needs to be. To learn more about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please  visit our website or give us a call today at 1-800-800-2400.

 

STS Component Solutions Acquires Aircraft Interiors Specialists, UJet Group

A global aircraft inventory supplier purchases the business assets of an aircraft interior modification specialist to form a new business unit under the STS Aviation Group umbrella

Palm City, January 25, 2018STS Component Solutions grows its aviation aftermarket portfolio by strategically acquiring UJet Group, an aircraft interior modification and refurbishment company based out of Shannon, Ireland. Through this acquisition, STS Component Solutions will now offer its growing customer base robust aircraft interior refurbishment and parts services under the newly formed brand, STS UJet.

STS UJet will continue to operate out of Shannon, Ireland and is expected to remain the region’s premier FAA/EASA 145 approved aircraft interior repair shop. STS UJet’s current offerings include complete aircraft interior refurbishment and modification, cabin reconfiguration, seats and support services.

“This acquisition further aligns STS with the growing demand of the marketplace,” says Tom Covella, Group President of STS Component Solutions. “Aircraft interior modification and refurbishment is a service offering that will further differentiate STS in the marketplace and provide our global customers with another value-added service.  Additionally, with this FAA/EASA 145 approval, we see a great opportunity in Shannon, Ireland to further expand the global footprint of STS.”

Mark Robertson, President of STS UJet states, “All of us at UJet are excited about our partnership with STS Aviation Group, which is a strong strategic fit, leveraging our two leading companies’ respective strengths, across many areas, providing solutions for the airline industry. Today’s announcement is another solid step in both our journeys, to build on our foundations and continue to broaden our service offerings all over the world to both our existing customer base and beyond. It’s a win-win for all of our employees and the local community in Shannon and surrounding areas, as we now can accelerate the growth of our capabilities, facilities, and employees.”

STS UJet is currently up, running and fully operational. And given the support now offered by its new parent company, STS Component Solutions, STS UJet is primed and poised to expand its aircraft interior modification and refurbishment services to customers across all corners of the globe.

To learn more about STS UJet, STS Component Solutions or STS Aviation Group, please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com.

About STS Aviation Group:

From staffing your team so it can get the project done right and at an affordable price, to providing certified aircraft and engine parts so you can get off the ground and back in the sky, STS Aviation Group continues to be a one-stop servicing center for all of your company’s workforce management, aircraft engineering, line maintenance, aircraft parts, hose manufacturing, NDT, aircraft repair, and aircraft modification requirements. To learn more about what makes STS Aviation Group the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com.

For more information, contact:

Taylor Salisbury

Marketing Coordinator at STS Component Solutions

1-888-777-2960 ext.8396

taylor.salisbury@sts-cs.com

For the Fifth Time, STS Aviation Group Lands on Inc. 5000 List

Jensen Beach, Fla., August 17, 2017 – STS Aviation Group is a global company that specializes in support services for the aviation industry. What started as a family-owned-and-operated business back in 1986 has quickly grown into one of the largest, most successful aerospace service providers in the country… and beyond. This fact is backed by STS’ continued inclusion on the elusive Inc. 5000 list.

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