STS Aviation Group Selects Greenbriar Equity Group as its New Equity Partner

Jensen Beach, Florida, January 7, 2019 — STS Aviation Group (“STS”), a leading global aviation solutions company, today announced that it has selected Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. (“Greenbriar”), a New York-based private investment firm, as its new equity partner.

STS provides a range of solutions to the global aviation industry, including component sales and distribution, workforce management, engineering services, line maintenance, and aircraft repair and modifications. The company is well-known for its breadth of capabilities and customer-centric approach to helping airlines and aircraft operators meet their critical operational and people requirements worldwide.

Noah Roy, Managing Partner at Greenbriar, said: “No company in the global aviation supply chain provides more essential solutions than STS. Customers trust STS to meet their most urgent operational needs, and that has underpinned the company’s success for more than three decades. We are proud to invest in STS to support its continued growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. STS’s reputation, capabilities and superb management team provide a unique platform for value creation in the aviation services market.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, said: “This is an exciting time for STS to partner with Greenbriar. The industry recognizes the value of our suite of capabilities and is driving our significant growth. Greenbriar’s deep industry knowledge and track record investing in the aerospace and aviation sectors make them the ideal partner for this next chapter at STS. The entire STS team is excited by our new partnership with Greenbriar and the many opportunities ahead of us.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


About Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P.:

Founded in 1999, Greenbriar Equity Group is a private equity firm with over $3.5 billion of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading manufacturing and services businesses in partnership with proven management teams. Greenbriar looks to identify companies capitalizing on strong long-term growth prospects that can benefit from Greenbriar’s industry knowledge, operating capabilities, network of senior executive relationships, strategic insight and access to capital. Sectors of particular focus include aerospace and defense, industrial and business services, transportation and logistics, and specialty manufacturing. Additional information may be found at www.greenbriarequity.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: 

Greenbriar Equity Group  
Mark Semer or Nathan Riggs
Kekst CNC
+1 (212) 521-4800

STS Aviation Group
Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

Sachi Greene Named by Staffing Industry Analysts as One of the Top 100 Women in Staffing

There are leaders who lead for the mere sake of title, and there are those who inspire because doing so is simply a part of who they are. Sachi Greene, Sr. Vice President of Recruiting and Operations for STS Technical Services, is a leader who inspires by example. This fact has never been more evident than it is today as Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the world’s premium “global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions,” honors Greene by naming her as one of the Top 100 women in staffing in America as well as one of the top 150 women in staffing globally.

“This is really an unexpected honor,” says Greene. “I am proud of this accomplishment. It is definitely a nice highlight for me in my career, but this honor isn’t mine alone. There is an entire team of people that I work in the trenches with each and every day, and they deserve this recognition and accomplishment just as much.”

Ever humble but always looking forward, Greene is excited about what she and her team are building.

“You know, it wasn’t that long ago that I was overseeing a workforce management group dedicated solely to servicing the aerospace industry. Flash forward to present times, and we have grown so much as a company. For example, our team has expanded into multiple industries beyond aviation, and I’m really excited about the future. The people we have in place, the technology we utilize and the resources at our disposal are all starting to align, and that has me excited about what’s to come.”

If you would like to learn more about SIA and its Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing awards, please visit: http://si100women.staffingindustry.com/

If you would like to learn more about STS Technical Services and the end-to-end workforce management solutions it provides, visit: https://www.ststechnicaljobs.com/

About STS Technical Services: 

STS Technical Services is a Top 100 Staffing Firm in the United States that is partnered with some of the largest names in the aerospace, manufacturing, defense and industrial industries. Our professional recruitment teams put talented individuals to work at client locations all over the world. With more than 35 years of experience in workforce management, we know what it takes to find, screen, hire and manage the employees your business depends on to thrive both now and in the future.

STS Aviation Group is Creating a Connected World of Travel

A global leader in aircraft modification and installation reaches an industry benchmark by installing, on average, 70 in-flight connectivity packagers per month while operating in four global regions including North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Melbourne, Fla., November 28, 2018 – In today’s hyper-connected world, airline passengers have grown to expect high-speed Internet connection on every flight. The trouble is, the aerospace industry is still playing catch up and trying to fuel this demand with modern solutions. According to a recent study, approximately 43% of aircraft in service globally offer passengers the ability to connect to the Internet in some way, shape or form, but thanks to the recent work of companies like STS Mod Center and STS AeroMod, the dream of high-speed, in-flight connectivity for everyone is moving closer to global reality.

Based out of Melbourne, Florida and Kansas City, Missouri, STS Mod Center and STS AeroMod have perfected the installation process of high-speed connectivity solutions across all commercial aircraft types.

“Each connectivity package we do, regardless of aircraft type, takes about three (3) days to complete. That’s fast,” says Daniel Burgess, Senior Vice President of STS AeroMod. “And given our team’s ability to deploy mobile, rapid-response teams across all corners of the world, we are now completing about 70 aircraft installations per month.”

Low TAT’s and rapid product rollout is what it’s all about for STS, and customers all over the world are starting to take notice.

“Name me one other company that can do a complete nose-to-tail install in three days,” says Mark Smith, Group President of STS Mod Center. “The truth is, I don’t know of a single company that can do installs as effectively, consistently and simultaneously all over the world like the STS Mod Center and STS AeroMod teams are doing right now.”

In addition to servicing both top-tier and low-cost carriers across North America and Europe, STS Mod Center and STS AeroMod are also working with clients on the ground in Asia and the Middle East.

To learn more about STS Mod Center or STS AeroMod and the complete aircraft modification and installation solutions these companies provide, 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, ground support equipment, aircraft repair, and aircraft modification requirements. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

Media Contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing at STS Aviation Group
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

Five Things STS Aviation Group is Thankful For

This Thanksgiving, STS Aviation Group would like to raise a proverbial glass and celebrate our employees, business partners, clients and friends. Each of you make this company an amazing one to be a part of, and 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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STS Aviation Group Set to Exhibit at the 4th China Aviation and MRO Aftermarket Conference

From November 15 – 16th, STS Aviation Group will be in Shanghai, China for the 4th China Aviation & MRO Aftermarket Conference.

The entire STS Aviation Group team is excited to once again exhibit and share with attendees the news of the addition of the Zodiac Galleys Spares, Magee Plastics and Curtiss Wright OEM Product Lines.

Since last year’s show, STS Aviation Group has also added an aircraft seat refurbishment and modification division, STS UJet. Key members from STS Component Solutions and STS Air-Pro will be on site inside The Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel and available to discuss all your company’s aircraft component, interiors, seating and engineering support requirements. If you plan on attending the event, come visit the team at Booth E14 and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!”

The 4th China Aviation & MRO Aftermarket Conference focuses on China aviation & MRO aftermarket maintenance cost management. This event will offer valuable industry trends and business development opportunities to attending companies.

Figures indicate that during the past 10 years the average growth rate of China’s civil aviation fleets reaches at 10.95%. Last year, Chinese civil airlines introduced 362 aircraft and the total number of aircraft is now approaching 3,000. At the end of 2017, the number of Chinese general aviation aircraft totaled 2,127. The event’s organizers state that hub airlines, low-cost airlines, regional airlines, general aviation airlines have all entered a comprehensively prosperous and booming period. During the conference you can hear speakers from EasyJet, Turkish, China Cargo, Air China airlines and many more. Agenda topics also include Aircraft Maintenance Planning and Control, Inventory Cost Management, Best Practices for Reducing Material Costs, to name a few. You can view the complete agenda here.

STS Aviation Group team members Tom Covella (Group President, STS Component Solutions), Pat Tyler (Vice President – Global Sales, STS Component Solutions), Jerome Kan (VP of Business Development- Asia Pacific, STS Component Solutions), Nina Lin (Account Manager, STS Air-Pro) and Theresa Liang (Account Manager, STS Component Solutions) will be available to meet with during the conference and discuss any of your company’s aircraft/engine component, interiors and aircraft hose manufacture/ distribution service and support requirements.

During the conference on  Friday November 16th, President of STS Component Solutions, Tom Covella will be speaking on the panel discussion topic Best Practices for Reducing Material Costs. If you are attending, be sure to check out this valuable and informative discussion being held from 11:35am-12:35pm. Covella will be joined by Peter Berg, Head of Supply Chain Management of SAS, Kevin Kuo, Senior Manager, Engineering & Maintenance Dept. of Tiger Air and Wu Jie, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance & Engineering Dept. of Huaxia Airlines. Moderator of the Panel Discussion is Rahul Shah, Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Business Development, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa of AAR.

This dynamic and growing conference is sure to provide many valuable opportunities to connect and network with key industry professionals within the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. Be sure to fly by Booth E14 to meet the STS team and learn more about the company’s many value added services and support capabilities.  We look forward to seeing you all in Shanghai!

STS Component Solutions and Curtiss-Wright Announce New Aftermarket Distribution Partnership

Palm City, Fla., October 17, 2018 – STS Component Solutions partners with Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls division to add their line of commercial solutions for airlines, business aviation, and rotorcraft to its expanding OEM Distribution portfolio. The products manufactured by Curtiss-Wright include position sensors, rotary and linear actuators, solenoids and valves.

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

“Our agreement with STS Component Solutions allows us to offer our commercial aviation solutions to the aftermarket quickly and effectively,” said Graham Macdonald, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sensors & Controls division. “We are confident the STS Component Solutions team will deliver superior distribution to our customers around the globe.”

To learn more about STS Component Solutions and its new aftermarket distribution partnership with Curtiss-Wright Corporation, please call 1-888-777-2960 or 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 Component SolutionsSTS Air-ProSTS Line MaintenanceSTS Engineering SolutionsSTS Mod CenterSTS AeroModSTS U Jet, and 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 Aviation Group continues to be a one-stop service center focused on delivering “Solutions to Keep You Flying!” To learn more, please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation:

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,600 people worldwide.  For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

Media Contact:
Taylor Salisbury
Marketing Coordinator at STS Component Solutions
1-888-777-2960 ext.8396

Aerospace Component Manufacturer Arrowhead Products and STS Component Solutions Announce New Distribution Partnership

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Oct. 15, 2018 — Arrowhead Products of Los Alamitos, California has named STS Component Solutions of Palm City, Florida an authorized distribution partner for their commercial aftermarket products.

STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group, will be providing global support for Arrowhead Products in the commercial aftermarket. Tom Covella, Group President of STS Component Solutions, states “STS Component Solutions and Arrowhead have had a strong strategic partnership in place for several years now. This new Distribution Agreement further solidifies this partnership and establishes a great baseline for both organizations to grow and build on the success we have accomplished.”

“Arrowhead Products is extremely excited about our new distribution partnership with STS,” says Terry Weed, VP of Sales and Marketing at Arrowhead Products. “STS has decades of expertise in providing outstanding service to the commercial aftermarket and there is no doubt that our customers will immediately benefit from the support services offered by the STS Component Solutions team.”

Arrowhead Products’ Aftermarket Services is a certified Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 repair station that has been serving the commercial aviation industry for more than 10 years. For more information on their aftermarket and repair services, please visit: https://www.arrowheadproducts.net/services/aftermarket-services/


About Arrowhead Products:

Arrowhead Products is an OEM manufacturer of aircraft Air Distribution Ducting Systems, supporting nearly all commercial and military aircraft flying today. Our capabilities expand throughout airframe and engine applications, including Pneumatic Systems, ECS, Engine Bleed Air, Thermal Anti-Ice & Piccolo Tubes, Starter Ducts, EBU & QEC Ducts, Engine Exhaust Nozzles, Cones and Plugs, APU Ducting, Manifolds, Insulation Blankets and Covers, as well as Low Pressure Interior Cabin Ducting. Our aftermarket division supports full OEM repairs through our modern part 145 Repair Station and Factory New Spares through our OEM License agreements. Additional information can be found at www.arrowheadproducts.net.

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 Contacts:

Ann Le
Marketing Communications Manager at Arrowhead Products
714-828-7770 ext. 2628

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing at STS Aviation Group
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

STS Aviation Group Readies for the 2018 C-130 TCG International

STS Aviation Group is returning to exhibit at the 2018 C-130 TCG (Technical Coordination Groups) International Technical Program Review. STS is very excited for the opportunity to put its products and services on display at Booth #509 during the event. If you plan on attending, come meet the STS team and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!

This annual event provides opportunities for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, supporting vendors, TCG staff, Department of Defense (DOD) employees and U.S. Government organizations to discuss topics of common interest, obtain and exchange technical knowledge and receive information on new or improved technologies critical to the worldwide operation of the C-130 aircraft.

Participants and guests of the conference can take in more than 150 exhibitor displays inside the Caribe Royal Hotel and Convention Center. You can also expect informative defense industry sessions related to avionics upgrades, aircraft modifications, material sustainment solutions, and so much more! Tuesday evening there will also be a great networking Defense Social being held poolside from 6:00-8:00 pm that you do not want to miss!

Again, you can find STS Aviation Group at Booth #509. David Burgett (Sr. Manager of Military & Technical Sales) from STS Air-Pro will be on site to discuss all of your C-130 and other military aircraft and ground vehicle support requirements.

STS looks forward to being a part of the 2018 C-130 TCG International where suppliers, manufacturers, and other industry experts connect to make critical strides within the defense industry. Remember to fly by Booth #509 to meet the STS team. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for the 2018 NBAA-BACE

Ranked as the third largest trade show in the United States, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held October 16th-18th, 2018, in sunny Orlando, Florida!

STS Aviation Group is very excited for the opportunity to put its products and services on display inside the Orange County Convention Center at Booth #3359. If you plan on attending the event, come meet the STS team and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!

This dynamic conference brings together 25,000 aviation industry professionals for three days full of exciting events. There will be over 1,100 indoor exhibitor displays, nearly 100 static business aircraft to see at the Orlando Executive Airport, and plenty of educational sessions and fun networking opportunities. Participants and guests of the conference can also expect agenda topics such as asset management, workforce retention, utilizing datalink in your operations and so much more! Networking events include the 5th Annual NBAA YoPro Networking Reception and the Corporate Angel Network’s (CAN) Fund an Angel Cocktail Reception, taking place at the Hilton Orlando.

You can find STS Aviation Group at Booth #3359 during the exhibition. Key members Tim Russo (Director of Customer Solutions & OEM Distribution) and Kerry Obiala (Director of OEM Product Lines) from STS Component Solutions will be on site to discuss all of your aftermarket aircraft component & engine, OEM distribution and interiors support requirements.

STS looks forward to once again being a part of NBAA’S Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition where airlines, suppliers, manufacturers, and other aviation industry experts connect to make critical strides within the industry. Remember to fly by Booth #3359 to meet the STS team. We really look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

STS Aviation Group Gears Up for MRO Europe

From October 16 – 18, STS Aviation Group will be in the beautiful European city of Amsterdam for the much anticipated MRO Europe. Key members from STS Component Solutions, STS Air-Pro, STS Engineering Solutions, STS Line Maintenance, STS AeroMod and STS UJet will be on site at Stand #4022 inside the RAI Amsterdam Exhibition & Conference Centre. If you plan on attending the event, come visit the team and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!”

MRO Europe is the premier event of the EMEA region for the commercial air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. Attendees from all over the globe will be on site along with 400 exhibiting companies putting their latest and greatest products and services on display. You can also expect agenda topics such as “Matching the Speed of Industry Evolution to the Pace of Customer Needs, MRO Europe Market Forecast and Key Trends, Preparing the Supply Chain” and a whole lot more!

Featured events include the Heli Zone, Go Live Theater and Fokker Facility Tour. MRO Europe provides a world class venue for all levels in the MRO sector to exchange ideas and best practices, share experiences, debate issues and challenges and gather valuable knowledge.

Key members of STS Aviation Group (listed below) will all be available to meet with during the conference to discuss any of your company’s needs. To contact an STS team member before the event, simply click the appropriate name below to be redirected to each person’s LinkedIn profile.

  • Tom Covella: Group President, STS Component Solutions
  • David Ikeda: VP of Sales- EMEA, STS Component Solutions
  • Craig Duncan: Regional Sales Director- EMEA, STS Component Solutions
  • Omur Keskin: Regional Sales Director- EMEA, STS Component Solutions
  • Damjan Velicki: Sales Manager – Commercial Engines Group, STS Component Solutions
  • Matt Gell: Account Manager – EMEA, STS Component Solutions
  • Ethan Steele: VP, Business Development & Sales, STS Engineering Solutions
  • Mark Robertson: President, STS UJet
  • Chris James: Director of Sales, STS Air-Pro
  • Brian Wilson: Sr. Account Manager – EMEA, STS Air-Pro
  • Mike Kenealy: Director of Business Development & Sales, STS Line Maintenance
  • Taylor Salisbury: Marketing Coordinator, STS Component Solutions

This event is a must attend for professionals at Airlines, OEMs, Aftermarket Supplier Organizations, Leasing Companies, Aviation Authorities and Regulators, and MRO Service Providers. MRO Europe offers unparalleled networking opportunities over the 3 days of the event and is THE place to develop new partnerships and build upon existing business relationships.

Be sure to fly by Stand #4022 during the conference and meet the STS team.  We really look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam!