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STS Aviation Services Deploys European AOG Services

STS AOG Recovery

BIRMINGHAM, June 14, 2021 — STS Aviation Services‘ (STS) success is strengthened by its natural ability to respond to challenges and quickly change direction. There is no better example of this fact than STS AOG Recovery; a fleet of mobile, rapid-response teams made up of highly experienced Engineers. STS AOG Recovery teams have, in the past year alone, returned more than 50 AOG aircraft to revenue-generating service in double-quick time. 

As part of the company’s certified, nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance support service, STS Aviation Services has on-wing repair and fuel tank defect teams ready to cover Europe and be deployed on a moment’s notice.

“Rapid reaction is nothing new to our team, and our AOG Recovery expertise is evident,” says Patrick Meyer, Sr. Vice President of STS Aviation Services’ Shannon Ireland. “Our company has a proud history of supporting leading commercial, cargo and military operators while ensuring fleet availability around the clock. STS AOG provides a full repair and certification solution, allowing customers and operators to focus on other issues while we focus on getting their aircraft back in to service.” 

STS AOG Recovery teams deploy specially allocated vans kitted out with fall arrest equipment, compressors, and a wide variety of test equipment. In addition, each support van is stocked with a full range of specialist tools that allow our engineering teams to be fully self-sufficient, attending to its customers’ needs when working AOG or helping with base maintenance critical path events.

“Our experienced AOG engineers are rostered around the clock providing a speedy recovery solution to AOG situations all across Europe,” states Lee Burgess, Director of Operations for STS Aviation Services. “As the global aviation industry continues to recover from the pandemic, our team remains on its ‘front foot’ and will be proactively contacting airlines to ensure that we remain front and centre when it comes to getting their aircraft back into revenue-generating service.”

With specialist AOG Recovery teams standing by globally, STS Aviation Services is ready to assist with scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance events.

Contact the STS AOG Recovery teams 24/7/365 at +44 (0) 7955 028542 or email the team at AOG@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 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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

 

STS Aviation Services Selected by SmartLynx Airlines to Provide MRO Support Across its Fleet of A330 Aircraft

BIRMINGHAM, May 13, 2021 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to the global aviation industry, has signed a long-term base maintenance agreement with SmartLynx Airlines (SLX).

“We are extremely delighted that SLX has awarded STS a long-term base maintenance contract to support the company’s Airbus A330 Aircraft,” states Ian Bartholomew, Vice President of Commercial for STS Aviation Services. “As a result of this contract we will be accomplishing a number of modification inputs at our state-of-the-art, wide-body aircraft modification and maintenance facility located in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and we look forward to supporting SLX with additional projects in the future.”

This agreement will grant SLX the ability to access high-quality, flexible MRO services for its growing fleet of A330 aircraft.

“The addition of the modified Airbus A330 aircraft is a big step forward for SmartLynx Airlines,” iterates Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines. “By expanding our service portfolio and expertise we are accommodating the rapidly changing market environment. STS Aviation Services’ seamless and timely support, as well as their dedication to quality, enabled us to execute our plans on time and budget. Having a reliable long-term partner in this growing stage of our business is crucial for staying competitive in the market, and we are pleased to have found one in STS Aviation Services.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Services and the nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions it provides to the global aerospace industry, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services also 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 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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com
 

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

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

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.

 

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