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Five Things STS Aviation Group is Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving from STS Aviation Group

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 fifth China Aviation & MRO Aftermarket Conference!

From November 13 – 14th, STS Aviation Group will be heading to Shenzhen, China for the 5th China Aviation & MRO Aftermarket Conference. STS is excited to once again exhibit and share with attendees the news of the company’s latest acquisitions, OEM distribution product lines, new office locations and much more. Key members from STS Component Solutions will be on site, inside the Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Northwest, and available to discuss all your company’s aircraft component, maintenance, engineering and modification support requirements. If you plan to attend the event, come visit STS at Booth E04 and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!”

The 5th China Aviation & MRO Aftermarket Conference focuses on China aviation & MRO aftermarket maintenance cost management. According to the event web page, the rapid development of civil aviation industry, aircraft maintenance demand of airlines also shows a substantial and continuous rise, which creates a great opportunity for Chinese aviation maintenance industry. Data shows that the aircraft will usher in the overhaul cycle in 6-10 years, so the market capacity has achieved rapid growth in recent years. As the only domestic platform focusing on aviation maintenance cost management, the summit will focus on “improving fleet operation efficiency and optimizing life cycle costs”. The event will bring together delegates from domestic and foreign airlines, OEMs, MROs, leasing companies and technology suppliers, to discuss the current industry trends in depth, share best practices, new technologies and products.

During the conference, you can hear speakers from Air France KLM, Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, Spirit Airlines and many more. You can view the complete agenda here.

STS Aviation Group team members Tom Covella (Group President, STS Component Solutions), Jerome Kan (VP of Business Development- Asia Pacific, STS Component Solutions), 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 component, maintenance, engineering and modification support requirements.

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 E04, 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 Shenzhen!

STS Aviation Group to Exhibit at POWERGEN Europe!

From November 12th-14th, STS Aviation Group will be heading to Paris, France where the company is set to exhibit for the first time ever at POWERGEN Europe! STS Component Solutions will be on the ground, inside the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and available to discuss all of your company’s ground power and gas turbine service and support requirements. If you plan to attend the event, come meet us at Booth E32 within the US Pavilion and learn all about our many value added products and services!

Co-located with European Utility Week, POWERGEN Europe forms the nexus of knowledge for the energy transition. According to the organization webpage, this event is set to bring together 18,000 of Europe’s thought leaders and visionaries behind the world’s most successful utilities and solution providers. The exhibition floor is where you can explore innovations and technologies helping to transform the utility landscape, and where you will be able to meet fellow utility leaders & professionals displaying projects, intelligence, and insights into future solutions.

You can expect to meet attendees from influential power producers, utilities, governments and solution providers – and discover the future of a decarbonizing and converging energy industry. Whether your focus is on the optimization of existing assets, the exploration of fresh opportunities or the development of new businesses based on digital technologies, this event will ensure you remain at the forefront of industry advancements.

Ernesto Pastor (Sales / Product Line Manager – Industrial Engine Group, STS Component Solutions) will be available to meet with during the conference to discuss any of your company’s power generating solutions, and military and aerospace hose manufacture / distribution service and support requirements.

With POWERGEN Europe being recognized as THE annual meeting place for the power generation community, this conference is sure to create pathways for power sector companies to increase their understanding of changing trends, strategies and technologies, while connecting key buyers and sellers within the industry.

Be sure to fly by Booth E32 during the exhibition and meet the STS team.  We really look forward to seeing you all in Paris!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for the Dubai Airshow

From November 17th – 21st, STS Aviation Group will be exhibiting at Booth #1457 inside of the Dubai World Trade Centre.  You can find the company showcasing its full suite of OEM product lines and inventory solutions, aircraft seat services, hose manufacture & distribution capabilities and aircraft maintenance, engineering & modification services. If you plan to attend the 2019 Dubai Airshow, come meet the STS team, and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!

The Dubai Airshow began back in 1986 as Arab Air. Since then the show has grown and evolved to become one of the largest and most significant aerospace events in the world. The Dubai Airshow has helped lead this change by creating an excellent exhibition displaying the latest and greatest in military, general and commercial aviation. The 2017 event was named the largest show ever with 1,200 exhibitors from 63 countries, over 79,380 trade visitors, 159 Aircraft on display, 1,603 international and regional media and an order book of $113.8 billion, according to the event’s webpage.

STS is excited to once again exhibit at this prestigious conference within the Gulf region of the Middle East and put our many unique products and service offerings on display. STS has since grown exponentially and now consists of 12 different divisions, which are able to deliver nose-to-tail solutions with unmatched results and expertise, to the aviation industry.

Representatives of STS Aviation Group, David Ikeda (VP of Sales – EMEA, STS Component Solutions), Ethan Steele (VP of Business Development, STS Engineering Solutions) and Bon Marcelo (Regional Sales Director – EMEA, STS Component Solutions) will be available to meet with during the conference to discuss any of your company’s aircraft component, maintenance, engineering, modification, and workforce solutions support requirements.

The 2019 Dubai Airshow is expected to be even bigger than before with 1,300 exhibitors, media representation from every corner of the globe, 165 aircraft on display and feature areas such as Cargo Connect, GATM and Space.

Remember to fly by Booth #1457 and meet the STS team. We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!

STS Aviation Group Readies for the MARPA Annual Conference!

From November 5 – 6, STS Aviation Group will be heading to sunny San Diego, California for the 2019 MARPA Conference. Key members from STS Component Solutions will be exhibiting inside the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, and available to discuss all your company’s aircraft component, maintenance, engineering, modification, and workforce solution requirements. 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!”

Since 2001, MARPA has hosted annual conferences that bring together experts and leaders within the PMA industry and regulatory field to address key issues facing the modification and replacement parts arena.

STS Aviation Group team members in attendance will be Anthony McGee (OEM Product Line Manager, STS Component Solutions) and Ryan McComas (Sr. Account Manager – Global Regional Airline Sales, STS Component Solutions).

The 2019 conference will provide another excellent opportunity for senior executives, design and engineering staff, quality assurance staff, and compliance staff with PMA manufacturing companies to keep informed of major trends within the industry. Air Carriers, MROs, leasing companies, and corporate/private operators who purchase spare parts, review, or approve PMA alternatives will also appreciate the information about the changing legal standards, as well as the opportunity to interact with this fast-growing segment of civil aviation. Complete agenda can be viewed here.

Be sure to fly by the STS Aviation Group table during the conference and meet the team.  We really look forward to seeing you all in San Diego!

STS Aviation Group Hires Michael John Adams to Spearhead European Operations

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Oct. 17, 2019 — Fresh off the heels of acquiring Apple Aviation and purchasing the former Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) wide-body aircraft hangar in Birmingham, England, STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, announces that it has appointed Michael John Adams to oversee its European Operations.

Adams will immediately begin to manage Apple Aviation, the wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham and all other existing STS entities in Europe.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “When our team set out to find someone with the skills, experience and industry knowledge needed to spearhead our company’s European operations, one name kept coming up. And shortly after meeting Mick in person, I think our company stakeholders all knew that we had found the right man for the job.”

Adams brings nearly 40 years of industry experience with him having previously served as the Vice President of Transformational Deals, the Executive Vice President of Etihad Airways Engineering and the Managing Director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

On his recent appointment, Adams said, “I’m thrilled to join STS Aviation Group, and I look forward to the rewarding challenge that will come from leading its highly motivated European teams. When you add STS’ existing expertise to the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation and the purchase of the wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, you get the perfect, all-encompassing MRO solution. I look forward to servicing our clients’ immediate and future needs, and I cannot think of better organization to be a part of as I enter the pinnacle of my career.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Group, please visit: https://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 Group Purchases Former MAEL Hangar in Birmingham

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 — Two weeks after acquiring Apple AviationSTS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, finalizes the purchase of a wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, England.

The facility was formerly operated by Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) and put up for sale in March of 2019. It features 200,000 sq/ft of total space — including ramp — and has the capacity to service wide-body aircraft. In fact, the facility can house two wide-body aircraft or 10 narrowbody aircraft at the same time. In addition to its size, the complex is home to several on-site component repair and back shops; making it true nose-to-tail MRO service facility flush with vertical lift storage devices, a global reporting room and dozens of laptop mobility hubs.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “The hangar is beautiful, and thanks to the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation, we have the resources and the manpower in place to have the facility up, running and fully operational by January of 2020 subject to the lease transfer being agreed to.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, added “The wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham is a game-changer for our company. This purchase allows us to create a central European hub, one that will stand as a true focal point for multiple STS divisions already operating in the region. As for what comes next for STS Aviation Group, we’ll see. Right now, we’re extremely focused on ramping up operations and getting the Birmingham facility filled with aircraft.”

Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

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 Group Takes Off for the 2019 NBAA-BACE

Known as the premier event and annual meeting place for the business aviation community, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is set to take place October 22nd-24th, in Las Vegas! STS Aviation Group is very excited for the opportunity to put its products and services on display inside the Las Vegas Convention Center at Booth N6132. 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, over 1,000 indoor exhibitor displays, 100+ static business aircraft to see at the Henderson Executive Airport, and plenty of educational sessions and fun networking opportunities. Participants and guests of the conference can expect agenda topics Human Factors in Aviation, Strategies for Workforce Issues, Avoiding Issues in Aircraft Ownership and Operating Structures and so much more! Networking events include the NBAA YoPro Networking Reception and the Corporate Angel Network’s (CAN) Fund an Angel Cocktail Reception, taking place at the Wynn Las Vegas – Lafite Ballroom.

You can find the STS Aviation Group team at Booth N6132 during the exhibition. Key members Kerry Obiala, Janet Covella-Schrot and Tim Russo from STS Component Solutions, and Matt Prescott, Mark Passemato, Billy Cook, from STS Technical Services will be on site to discuss all of your aftermarket aircraft component, OEM distribution and workforce management 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 N6132 to meet the STS team. We really look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for MRO Europe

From October 15 – 17, STS Aviation Group will be in London exhibiting at Booth #1925 during MRO Europe.

Key members from each of STS Aviation Group’s divisions will be available to discuss all of your company’s global MRO requirements.

MRO Europe is the premier event of the EMEA region for commercial aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. Attendees from all over the globe will put their latest products and services on display, and guests can expect to learn more about key agenda topics like “MRO Europe Market Forecast & Key Trends, The Impact of Retirements, Changing Regional Capacity, The Aftermarket of Tomorrow: How to be a Winner” and so much more. Featured events include the Go Live Theater, EASA Services Pavilion and Hangar Equipment Pavilion.

MRO Europe continues to provide 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.

In recent news, and sure to be widely discussed at this year’s show, STS Aviation Group just announced that it has acquired Apple Aviation based out of Cheshire, England. As STS continues to expand it will  immediately begin to offer global MRO services to customers at its new state-of-the-art facility in Newquay. The Newquay facility alone houses more than 150,000 square feet of space; 40,000 of which is dedicated as a parts processing facility.

STS Aviation Group will utilize its expertise across all divisions in an effort to safely, seamlessly and efficiently resolve the aircraft AOG and extended maintenance issues of its global customers. The company can support all AOG situations while operating under FAA/EASA Part 145 approval. Now with direct access within EMEA to multiple FAA/EASA approved workshop facilities, major modification projects, repairs and overhauls can be performed both in the United States and abroad while any required components can be locally sourced and fitted in the fastest time possible. STS also offers a full range of base maintenance services including maintenance checks, structural repairs and modifications, engine workshop, borescope inspections, cabin modifications and re-configurations, end-of-lease programs, entry into service programs and more.

MRO Europe is a must attend for airlines, OEMs, aftermarket supplier organizations, leasing companies, aviation authorities, regulators and MRO service providers. Why? Because this event offers unparalleled networking opportunities and proves to be the place to develop new partnerships and build upon existing business relationships.

With the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation, and with major news resting on the horizon, STS Aviation Group continues to show that it is the one global company committed to delivering nose-to-tail solutions with unmatched results and expertise to customers all over the world.

Be sure to fly by Booth #1925 to learn more and meet the newest members of the STS Aviation Group family. We really look forward to seeing you all in London!

STS Aviation Group Acquires Apple Aviation

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23, 2019 — STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, acquires Apple Aviation, a world-wide MRO organization based out of the United Kingdom.

With this acquisition, STS continues its recent global expansion. The company will immediately begin to offer aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services to customers at a state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility located in Newquay, England. The facility houses more than 150,000 square feet of space; 40,000 of which is dedicated as a parts processing facility.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “As some may recall, STS made a strategic move into Europe earlier this year after acquiring Triumph Aviation Services’ NAAS Division. And with the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation, our company continues to grow on a global scale.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, said “This is a really exciting time for STS Aviation Group and the clients we service. So many of our existing customers have unique MRO needs outside of the United States, and now we have the facilities, the manpower and the strategic resources necessary to offer a full-range of aircraft maintenance solutions to clients all over the world.”

Bernard Longman, Founder and Director of Apple Aviation, said “Apple Aviation is a UK-based MRO that operates globally while supporting various customers including airlines, lessors, military organizations and OEMs. The business had grown rapidly over the last five years, and the founders decided that a partnership through acquisition was the best step forward for the company. We met with various investors and decided that the STS Aviation Group history, team and profile was the best fit for our business. Together, we look forward to expanding our services across the world as part of STS’ M.E.M. (Maintenance, Engineering & Modification) group. Scott Whittlestone and Simon Pickford, the other two founders of Apple Aviation, will also be remaining as key members of the management team with the intention of building the leading, third-party MRO provider in Europe.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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