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Five Things STS Aviation Group is Thankful For

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This Thanksgiving, STS Aviation Group would like to raise a proverbial glass and celebrate our employees, business partners, clients and friends. This year has been a challenging one for all of us, but the entire STS family is honored by your continued enthusiasm and support.

In addition, we’d also like to express a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the following five things.

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✈ Aviation 100 Awards: Vote STS Component Solutions & STS Line Maintenance

Aviation 100 Awards

Aviation News (Airline Economics) kicked off its annual Aviation 100 Awards, and the STS Component Solutions and STS Line Maintenance teams are in the running to take home coveted hardware across two unique categories. 

Parts Supplier of the Year: STS Component Solutions
Best MRO Supplier: STS Line Maintenance 
 
Needless to say, this would be huge for all of us at STS Aviation Group, but we cannot win these awards without the support of our customers, business partners, colleagues and friends.
 
A few minutes of your time is all I am asking for. Simply click the link below to get started on the survey.
 
Click To Vote: https://bit.ly/aviation-100-awards
 
You can opt to go through all of the survey’s questions if you’d like (some are required), or you can skip each by selecting “Next.” But once you get to the “Parts Supplier of the Year” and “Best MRO Supplier” questions, be sure to cast your vote for STS Component Solutions and STS Line Maintenance!
 
Your support is greatly appreciated. It truly does mean the world to us.

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named One of the Most Influential Executives in Florida

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named to Florida 500 List

Jensen Beach, Fla., October 27, 2022 – STS Aviation Group’s CEO, Philip Anson Jr., is recognized by Florida Trend as one of the most influential business leaders in the the state of Florida. This is the fourth time in five years that Anson has received this award.

“To be recognized for your work is always special, but this honor isn’t really mine alone. The entire STS Aviation Group team is responsible for this. I am just the guy who helps guide and nurture the careers of our people while doing my best to steer STS Aviation Group into an exciting future,” states Anson. “The past two years have been extremely challenging for us all, but we are once again flying high as a company, and I couldn’t be any more proud of my colleagues, my teammates and my friends. While the award has my name on it, this honor really belongs to the people that make STS Aviation Group a tight-nit family.”

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 Signs Three-Year Agreement With Leading Part 147 Training Provider CATTS

STS Aviation Services Signs Three-Year Agreement With Leading Part 147 Training Provider CATTS

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, October 20, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance provider to the global aviation industry, signs a three-year agreement with the highly-regarded Part 147 Training provider, CATTS.

CATTS’ Part 147 training program will be fully integrated into STS Aviation Services’ U.K. operations. The program will provide a turnkey solution for all STS’ its technical training needs. 

“Having a training partner fully integrated with the business is essential to our growth strategy and shows our determination to develop our people to be the best,” states Malcolm Welsby, Vice President Safety & Compliance for STS Aviation Services in Europe. “I am delighted to be working with CATTS. Their team has shown the flexibility with quality and standards that we require as they provide access to multiple aircraft types.”

David Owen, Managing Director and Founder of CATTS, says, “We are delighted to be selected as STS Aviation Services training partner. CATTS has been providing training to both industry and regulators over the past 18 years, and we see ourselves as a perfect fit for STS. We look forward to opening further growth opportunities for both companies.”

 “Having this agreement in place is more than training in itself… it shows STS Aviation Services’ strategy and understanding of the need to provide planned career paths for its Engineers, Technicians, Mechanics and those working in various support capacities,” states Mick Adams Chief Executive Officer of STS Aviation Services in Europe. “In today’s world, people looking for jobs have a choice, and STS will continue to differentiate itself by way of investing in, and supporting, those who wish to grow their careers within our organization. CATTS is the ideal partner to join us on this journey and will be instrumental in providing carefully thought through training and development plans to make sure that we truly are the best MRO in Europe.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global MRO solutions the company provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

If you would like to learn more about CATTS, please visit: www.catts.org.uk

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 42 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.

About CATTS:

CATTS is the largest independent Part-147 training organization based in the United Kingdom. Currently approved by the UK CAA, EASA and GCAA our services include Theoretical and Practical training on most popular passenger aircraft in use today. In addition, CATTS are leaders in industry-based Part 145 training such as, EGR, Borescope, Gen Fam’s, HF, EWIS etc. We also offer ‘online training’ via our web-based portal.

Our services are delivered internationally to some of the world’s favorite airlines and largest UAE based operators, Royal flights, government and military operators and more recently to local national aviation regulators. Our market sustains year on year growth as we continue to provide high-quality training services at an affordable cost to the industry.

To learn more about CATTS and what we can offer your business in terms of development and training. Please email us at admin@catts.org.uk or call our head office today on 01565 653 745

For more information, contact:

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

STS Aviation Services Promotes Ian Bartholomew to Managing Director in the United Kingdom

Ian Bartholomew

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, October 19, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance provider to the global aviation industry, promotes Ian Bartholomew to Managing Director in the United Kingdom.

“Ian and I have worked together for many years, and I’ve witnessed exemplary levels of performance and dedication during that time,” states Mick Adams, Chief Executive Officer for STS Aviation Services in the U.K. “Ian has worked tirelessly to help establish STS as the U.K.s leading independent MRO all while delivering several ‘once in a lifetime’ achievements. I am enormously proud to have Ian on our team. He is a highly reliable and credible professional who has become a key member of our global organization.”

“In Ian taking on this role as Managing Director in the United Kingdom, it readies the business for the next stage of significant growth in Europe. This move also provides our organization with the experience that’s necessary in order to ensure that our company continues to fly forward without compromising our exacting standards,” says Mark Smith, President STS Aviation Group.

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global MRO solutions the company provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 42 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 Aviation Services Gears Up to Open Manchester Base Maintenance Facility in November

STS Aviation Services Signs Three-Year Agreement With Leading Part 147 Training Provider CATTS (1)

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, October 18, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance provider to the global aviation industry, is pleased to announce that it has formerly executed a long-term lease agreement, received full CAA closure to the part 145 audit findings and will begin MRO operations at its aircraft base maintenance facility in Manchester the first week of November, 2022.

“It was more than one year ago when STS first engaged with the relevant stakeholders for the facility. At that time, we set a go-live target for the first week of November, and we are now at that point,” states Ian Radford, VP of Technology for STS Aviation Services. “I am extremely proud to have led this project. Seeing all the hard work come to fruition has been amazing experience. It is known how quickly a hangar facility and all the systems can deteriorate when not in use for several years, and STS has worked incredibly hard to bring the facility back to life. This has been achieved with great partners, fully engaged stakeholders, our wonderful staff and some remarkable equipment, systems and tools. We have built a solid base for MRO in Manchester with space to grow. In addition to reaching our go-live target date, STS Aviation Services also received audit closure for its first C rating. Here we will build back-shop capabilities to go along with our sizeable engine shop and its B rating.”

“The business has worked tirelessly over the past three months to onboard approximately 70 newly-employed engineers, mechanics and other support personnel in Manchester,” states Eddie Boyce, Head of Base Maintenance in Manchester for STS Aviation Services. “In addition to assembling a dynamic workforce, we have made a significant investment in aircraft access equipment as well as tooling and test equipment. This will allow the STS team to use a fully automated tooling control system; the best in its class. The camaraderie in and amongst my team is fantastic. They are rolling their sleeves up to help us get ready for go-live in November all while painting floors and showing us every day how they want to personally own the operation. This bodes well for the future and will permeate into our team’s aircraft service delivery. I am extremely delighted to have joined STS and to be part of this incredible project.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global MRO solutions the company provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services operates four state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 42 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

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

LIFT MORE FLY FARTHER LEAVE NOTHING BEHIND

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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Line Maintenance Opens New Station in Rochester, New York

A Global Line Maintenance Network to Keep You Flying

Jensen Beach, Florida, October 4, 2022 — STS Line Maintenance (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and the largest line maintenance service provider in the United States, opens a new station that will service commercial aircraft in Rochester, New York.

“The opening of our new Rochester station brings our total U.S. station count to 35 and our global station count to 42,” states Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “As is the case with most new stations that we open, our clients reached out and requested STS Line Maintenance’s support in Rochester, and after careful consideration and months of planning, I am proud to announce that the station officially opened on October 3rd.”

The new station in Rochester will create more than a dozen jobs in the area. And for those who are interested in learning more about the career opportunities offered by STS Line Maintenance, please click here.

“This is another exciting step for us. As our company continues to expand its global reach, we will continue to provide the aerospace industry with cost-effective aircraft maintenance solutions at every turn,” states Robby Bush, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance.

To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the robust aircraft maintenance solutions it provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Line Maintenance:

STS Line Maintenance operates 42 line maintenance stations throughout the United States, Bahamas, United Kingdom and France. At each of these stations, our team(s) offer a full range of support services, FAA / DER engineering assistance, AOG response teams and enhanced reliability through rapid response times. Skilled Technicians stand ready to handle RON maintenance, turnaround checks, non-routine discrepancy reports and ground equipment maintenance via scheduled or on-call action. To learn more, visit our website.

Media Contact:

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

STS Engineering Solutions Promotes John Fasano, Nolan Fletcher & Amber North

STS Engineering Solutions Promotes Three

John Fasano, Director of Service Engineering : 

STS Aviation Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Fasano to Director of Service Engineering for STS Engineering Solutions

A native of Stuart, Florida, John began his career at STS Engineering Solutions in 2015 after graduating Trinity College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. John applied his talents straightaway, starting his STS career as the primary Damage Tolerance (DT) Coordinator, an essential function with immediate noticeable impacts on revenue and profitability. From there he progressed quickly, managing and performing the support for DT analysis, certification and AMOCs.  It was not long before John was writing most of the DT reports and developing what is now STS’ in-house DT team. One of John’s prouder moments was being asked to support a risk assessment program to validate a fleet’s airworthiness. The content of his engineering analysis has been routinely published through Congress to substantiate the fleets continued operations.

Even with his primary duties, John has always volunteered to support the team when needed to help develop static repairs or solutions for AOG events, Heavy Maintenance visits and “Off-hours” requirements. Over the years, John has been instrumental in leading efforts to further develop and expand STS’ overall engineering strengths and core capabilities. 

John’s knowledge and experiences along with his dedication to the team has allowed him move quickly through the ranks holding various manager roles within the group. In his new role, John will be responsible for leading STS’ Service Engineering organization. In performance of his duties, John will continue to ensure that STS Engineering Solutions consistently delivers the most safe, compliant and highest quality solution to our customers always meeting or exceeding customer expectations and respective deadlines.


Nolan Fletcher, Director of Project Engineering:

STS Aviation Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Nolan Fletcher to Director of Project Engineering for STS Engineering Solutions

Born and raised in Lisbon New York, Nolan grew up with an affinity for aviation and aerospace. This drive led Nolan to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Following graduation and wanting to avoid New York winters, Nolan accepted a position with SpaceX in Cape Canaveral Florida where he served as an essential member of their launch integration team. 

Apparently looking for a challenge even harder than going to space, Nolan decided to make the move into the commercial aviation market, hiring on with STS Engineering Solutions in 2016. 

Nolan spent the first several years with STS working as a structural liaison engineer. Nolan has demonstrated true initiative; always going beyond what was expected of him. He quickly became integral part of our 24/7 engineering support team. In late 2018, Nolan became more involved in STS’ Special Projects division, assisting with aircraft alterations, modifications, FAA (and foreign authorities) certification, and project management. Since moving into the project team Nolan has helped to greatly expand STS’ capabilities and industry presence. As Sr. Manager, Nolan took leadership over the entire Projects department, completely revamped the department’s project management structure and processes, and established a more robust groundwork for future growth. As Director of the department, we will heavily rely on Nolan to continue his efforts growing the team to meet the rapidly increasing new customer demand while always maintaining the level of excellence our current partners have become accustomed too.   


Amber North, Manager of Service Engineering:

STS Aviation Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Amber North to Manager of Service Engineering for STS Engineering Solutions

Amber began her career in commercial aviation in January 2000 working through a Co-Op program with Delta Airlines while she attended Georgia Institute of Technology “Go Yellow Jackets!”  This is where she fell in love with airplanes and never looked back. After graduating with her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, the industry was still feeling the effects of the September 11th tragedy. Not wanting to stray from her passion for aviation Amber worked the next few years as a contractor supporting companies such as World Airways, Oliver Wyman and Delta Airlines ultimately landing at ExpressJet as their Manager of Structures Engineering.  This time in her career was a perfect environment for Amber, giving her the ability to gain experience in multiple areas of aircraft engineering while still affording her the time and flexibility to raise her three adorable children.

STS was so fortunate to get to know Amber, working directly with her, as we provided engineering repairs through our support partnership with ExpressJet. We were even more fortunate to have the ability to hire Amber in early 2019. Since day one, she has proven herself irreplaceable. Whether she is mentoring our younger associate engineers, waking up at 2:00am to provide a customer with a repair or traveling the country in support of HMV or AOG or requirements, Amber works tirelessly to ensure the needs of our customers and our team are met. In her new Managerial role, Amber will oversee all the daily activities of the 24/7 service team. She will focus on the groups hiring, training and retention programs as well as managing the expedited dispatch and delivery of the ever-growing volume of repair support requests.

STS Aviation Services Launches its Newly-Formed Apprenticeship Scheme in the United Kingdom

STS Aviation Services Launches its Newly-Formed Apprenticeship Scheme in the United Kingdom
In order from left to right: Phil Prosser, Imogen Day, Brooke Foxall, Romiah Isaac, Joe James, Karam Mattu, Maclom Welsby, Mick Adams

BIRMINGHAM, September 16, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to the global aviation industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly formed Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme will last for 4 years and culminates in Engineers qualifying for their engineer licenses.

Working alongside highly-skilled engineers within STS Aviation Services, the trainees have a fantastic opportunity to learn best practices on both legacy and next-generation aircraft.

Imogen Day, STS Aviation Services’ VP of Human Resources says, “When looking for a college to support our flagship scheme, there was no greater place that Solihull College who are well versed in aviation apprenticeships schemes. The scheme is four years in duration, with a mix of college attendance and working within the many areas of STS to include maintenance, design, logistics, planning, safety & compliance. From the many applicants we’ve seen, we have selected 5 trainees to start this year – each to be mentored and coached along the way by our skilled Engineers who are equally enthused by this scheme and wanting to help.”

“I cannot tell you how delighted I am that STS is now introducing this scheme, one of very few that exist in UK aviation,” states Mick Adams, STS Aviation Services’ CEO in the United Kingdom. Our company is determined to build for the long term, and bringing these trainees into such an exciting industry presents wonderful opportunities for them to grow their careers and advance. In today’s aviation market, there is a severe lack of aerospace engineers, and we have to do what needs to be done to address this. I had the pleasure of meeting all of the apprentices yesterday, and I took the opportunity to provide some colour as to the future opportunities. When doing so, I could sense the excitement and passion they have to learn. STS Aviation Services will encourage this further by exposing them to all facets of MRO in both the commercial and military sectors.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global MRO solutions the company provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com