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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 Has Discounted Aircraft Seats for Sale

In Shannon, Ireland, STS Aviation Services operates as one of the world’s leading aircraft interior modification and overhaul specialists. To that end, our team recently completed a massive B737NG overhaul and, as a subsequent result of that work, we have three sets of aircraft seats for sale at a discounted price. Check out the details below.

Details:

Set 1:

Set 2:

Set 3:

Manufacturer: BE  ACRO WEBER
Aircraft Type: B737NG B737NG B737NG
Part No: 1002984 31-06-23-314 861931-434
Description: Spectrum Triple assemblies Triple Assemblies 5600 Triple Assemblies
Condition: As Removed As Removed As Removed
Seat Manufacturing Date: July 2008 April 2014 March 2010
Weight: 90 LBS 34.80KG 93 LBS
Pax: 189 189 189

If you are interested, we have included an online image gallery for you to view some of the seat sets online.

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Certification, overhaul and customization is available for every unit pictured above. Just let us know what you need, and we’ll take care of it.

If you have questions, or perhaps you’d like to speak with an STS Aviation Services sales representative about purchasing one of our aircraft seat sets, please email info@stsaviationservices.com. Alternatively, you are welcome to call our team directly at +353 61 717171

Thanks so much for taking the time today, and we look forward to working with you soon. 

STS Aviation Services: Critical Supplies Now Available

Critical Supplies

STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, is manufacturing critical supplies at its Canadian AMO repair stations in support of the global COVID-19 pandemic relief effort.

Non-medical face masks and face shields, medical gowns, scrubs, patient curtains, aircraft seat blockers, aircraft seat cover headrests and office cubicle dividers are now on the production line. The company is also prototyping designs on Hazmat suits, hospital sheets, pillowcases and aircraft in-flight entertainment screen guards.

Lena Watters, Sr. Vice President & General Manager of STS Aviation Services, said “Now is not the time for our company, or any other company with the means, for that matter, to sit idly on the sidelines in anticipation of a positive outcome. Knowing that we had the capability to produce supplies that are in critical need to the public, we decided to act fast to get prototypes made, tested and re-tested all before flipping our production lines.”

In early March of 2020, STS Aviation Group issued a “work from home” order for all non-essential personnel across its global workforce. In addition, the team executed a meticulous work-safety plan for all essential employees that remained on the job site.

This work-safety plan, as noted by STS Aviation Group’s President, Mark Smith, was a critical component in ensuring the success of this relief effort. Smith said “The safety of our essential employees has always been our primary concern. If they were not healthy and given a sterile and pristine environment to operate in, we would not have been able to lend our support to this global relief effort. In saying that, I am immensely proud of our team’s time, dedication and hard work. They made this possible. Now let us continue that work and get these supplies to those who need it most.”

To order the critical face masks and / or face shields being produced inside of our Canadian facilities, please email: sales@stsaviationgroup.com or call (514) 735-5260.

Full product information can be found below. We will update this page accordingly when new products enter production.

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 Revamps Canadian MRO Facilities to Manufacture Critical Supplies for COVID-19

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MONTREAL, April 23, 2020 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, has started manufacturing critical supplies at its Canadian AMO repair stations in support of the global COVID-19 pandemic relief effort.  

Non-medical face masks and face shields, medical gowns, scrubs, patient curtains, aircraft seat blockers, aircraft seat cover headrests and office cubicle dividers are now on the production line. The company is also prototyping designs on Hazmat suits, hospital sheets, pillowcases and aircraft in-flight entertainment screen guards.  

Lena Watters, Sr. Vice President & General Manager of STS Aviation Services, said “Now is not the time for our company, or any other company with the means, for that matter, to sit idly on the sidelines in anticipation of a positive outcome. Knowing that we had the capability to produce supplies that are in critical need to the public, we decided to act fast to get prototypes made, tested and re-tested all before flipping our production lines.”

In early March of 2020, STS Aviation Group issued a “work from home” order for all non-essential personnel across its global workforce. In addition, the team executed a meticulous work-safety plan for all essential employees that remained on the job site.

This work-safety plan, as noted by STS Aviation Group’s President, Mark Smith, was a critical component in ensuring the success of this relief effort. Smith said “The safety of our essential employees has always been our primary concern. If they were not healthy and given a sterile and pristine environment to operate in, we would not have been able to lend our support to this global relief effort. In saying that, I am immensely proud of our team’s time, dedication and hard work. They made this possible. Now let us continue that work and get these supplies to those who need it most.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Services, 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

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 Aviation Services Gains EASA Approval for Base Maintenance at its BHX Facility

EASA Approval at BHX

BIRMINGHAM, April 1, 2020 STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, lands CAA Part 145 approval to conduct base maintenance operations at its state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Aircraft types included in the new approval cover the A320 family, A330, B737NG and B757 with additional aircraft to be added in the coming months. The STS team will immediately focus on aircraft modifications, structural repairs, engine changes, A Checks, C Checks, lease transition and bridging checks.

Mick Adams, Sr. Vice President and CEO of STS Aviation Services, said “Against the devastating backdrop COVID-19 has cast across our industry, I am happy to be able to deliver some good news. STS Aviation Services has received Part 145 approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority; and in record time no less. While our company’s first priority right now is the safety and welfare of its people, we look forward to commencing operations as soon as possible and welcoming our growing global customer base to a truly remarkable facility.”

STS Aviation Services has plans in motion to increase its active workforce at the 120,000 SQ/FT BHX maintenance center to 100 Mechanics and Engineers by the end of 2020. The team is also looking to move its active headcount past the 250 mark by the end of 2021.

“Even in our current global climate, aircraft need to be maintained and modified,” said Kevin Dudley, Chief Commercial Officer for STS Aviation Services. “This puts our company in a unique position to not only help the global aerospace industry in a great time of need but to also help the Mechanics and Engineers who keep our aircraft flying safe.”

With this new approval, STS Aviation Services now operates two base maintenance facilities in the United Kingdom; one in Birmingham (BHX) and the other in Newquay (NQY). The company also operates a third base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida.  

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 globally. 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

The Paws and Claws of STS Aviation Group

Each of us could use a few smiles today, so here are a few new adorable faces that STS’ employees  have shared with us while working remotely during the quarantine. What a cute bunch of new coworkers!

Let’s all try and make the best of this situation, be kind to each other and remember to laugh & smile…we will get through this together.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ― Mahatma Gandhi

STS Aviation Group is Closely Monitoring COVID-19

At STS Aviation Group, safety has always been our top priority. And while the world braces itself for continued change, we’d like our colleagues, customers and global business partners to know that our team is working tirelessly to ensure that we can continue to conduct business as usual.

If you need aircraft parts, call us. If you need line maintenance support, we can help. No matter what you and your organization require, know that our doors remain open and our global teams remain ready.

These are unprecedented times, so over the next few weeks, let’s take care of those around us, show empathy to those who need it and support the companies that have always supported us. Together we will prevail. Together we will fly again.

STS Aviation Group
1-800-800-2400
www.stsaviationgroup.com
sales@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Mod Center Receives FAA Diamond Award for Third Consecutive Year

Melbourne, Fla., February 19, 2020 – STS Mod Center, a global leader in aircraft maintenance and modification services, receives the FAA Diamond Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration for its continued commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety. This is the third year in a row STS Mod Center has received the award.

“The promotion of safety through regular and ongoing training is central to our company’s success,” says Mark Smith, Group President of STS Mod Center. “To receive this award means 100% participation from our entire staff, and that’s hundreds of people rallying around the company’s core cultural values and training methods year in and year out.”

In order to be considered for the award, STS Mod Center enrolled itself into the FAA FAAST program; a program designed to promote safer skies through the ongoing training and education of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. To receive the award, every touch labor specialist employed by STS Mod Center had to successfully complete the year-long program with ratings levels that exceeded the Federal Aviation Administration’s justifiably high standards.

“We fix, troubleshoot and modify aircraft for a living,” says Michael Kuntz, Safety and Management Systems Director for STS Mod Center “That’s a responsibility and a privilege we take seriously. This award reflects that, and I’m proud of our team for rallying together and working hard to bring this award home for the third consecutive year. This accomplishment means a lot to us as an organization but knowing that safety rests at the heart of everything we do means a great deal more to our customers and the people who depend on us to fly safely.”

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

About STS Mod Center: 

STS Mod Center operates out of a state-of-the-art hangar facility in Melbourne, Florida. The company is an MRO leader in avionics and structural aircraft repair and modification services. From major / minor aircraft repairs and modifications to complete in-flight connectivity packages, STS Mod Center delivers exceptional results for clients around the world.

Media Contact: 

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