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STS Aviation Services Set to Open Aircraft Base Maintenance Facility in Manchester, United Kingdom

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 27, 2022 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, has reached an agreement to lease an aircraft base maintenance facility in Manchester, United Kingdom. The hangar, capable of undertaking multiple lines of aircraft maintenance, will create more than 200 new jobs in the region over the next two years.

Mick Adams, CEO of STS Aviation Services in Europe, says “In the coming months, our team will introduce 100+ jobs in Manchester with 100 more coming online in 2023. And as part of STS’ long-term resourcing strategy, we will launch new trainee and apprenticeship schemes, something that is critical to the future of aviation in the United Kingdom. I am enormously proud of the STS Aviation Services’ team members who have made this, our next stage of growth, possible.”

At present, STS Aviation Services has two aircraft base maintenance facilities in the United Kingdom; one in Birmingham and another in Newquay. And with the opening of the new Manchester facility later this year, the company finds itself in a unique position to serve its growing customer base at yet another key airport gateway in the United Kingdom.

Ian Bartholomew, Senior VP of Commercial & Business Development at STS Aviation Services in Europe, adds “Positioning STS Aviation Services’ MRO capabilities at key airport gateways is a specific strategy designed to assist our loyal customers in reducing costs and elapsed times for aircraft maintenance events.” 

STS Aviation Services will begin its recruitment strategy for the Manchester facility immediately, and the station is expected to be fully operational by October of this year.

“This is a very exciting project for our team; one that will see STS Aviation Services positioned as the largest and most dynamic independent MRO in the United Kingdom,” says Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “As STS Aviation Services continues to grow its global footprint, we remain excited about bringing new jobs, new customers and our team’s innovative aircraft maintenance solutions to Manchester.”

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 four 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

Flybe Selects STS Aviation Services to Provide Full-Tailored MRO, Logistics & Line Maintenance Support for its Growing Fleet of Q400 Aircraft

Flybe Selects STS Aviation Services

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, April 22, 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, has been selected as a long-term partner by Flybe Ltd to provide MRO support services at various locations throughout the United Kingdom.          

Ian Bartholomew, Senior Vice President of Commercial & Business Development for STS Aviation Services, says “We are extremely pleased that Flybe has selected STS as its primary maintenance provider, and we very much look forward to growing together over the years to come.”

Ron Karger, Chief Technical Officer for Flybe, comments, “We are excited to be working with STS Aviation Services as our primary maintenance provider. We have been working closely with the STS team for several months now, and we’re looking forward to building on that relationship to ensure world-class reliability for the new Flybe fleet, which will be made up of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.”

“This full-service solution created and dedicated to Flybe by STS Aviation Services is testament to our ability to understand what the customer wants,” states Colby Payne, Head of Sales for STS Aviation Services. “The entire STS team is delighted to have been chosen, and selected, by Flybe for all things aircraft maintenance / logistics related.”

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

For more information about Flybe, visit www.flybe.com.

About STS Aviation Services:

STS Aviation Services also operates three state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 40 line maintenance stations in the USA and internationally. These facilities, and the expert personnel that call each home, fuel the company’s drive to a seamless blend and a growing portfolio of MRO services to deliver to an all-encompassing aircraft maintenance, engineering and modification solutions package to the global aviation industry. To learn more about STS Aviation Services and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

About Flybe Ltd

Established in April 2021, Flybe Ltd is one of the UK’s newest airlines. The company will operate flights throughout the UK and EU with operations scheduled to begin in April of 2022. Flybe expects to play a crucial role creating valuable jobs, connecting communities, and helping restart local economies across the UK after it launches. Flybe’s planned fleet of 32 fast, quiet, and CO2-efficient Dash 8-400 planes are almost as fast as regional jets, but they are quieter and emit 35% less CO2 on a per seat basis. 

For More Information, Please Contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing

STS Aviation Group
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

Happy National Employee Appreciation Day from STS Aviation Group

Employee Appreciation

At STS Aviation Group, who we are is people is just as important as the work we do. In fact, every ounce of success we have ever had as a company starts and ends with our dedicated team members. They are the heart of our company… the engine that makes it fly!

As many of you know, today is National Employee Appreciation Day, and to that end, we’d like to take a moment to express a profound sense of gratitude to all of our colleagues. Your hard work, dedication and day-to-day commitment help make our company an amazing one to be a part of, and for that (and so much more), we cannot thank you all enough.

Your personalities make our work days more enjoyable. Your fortitude gets us through the difficult times, and your unyielding dedication to providing the very best services to our clients will successfully carry us into the future.

With all the respect, admiration and love we can muster, thank you for who you are as people, the work you put in and the passion you exude day in and day out. We cannot thank you all enough!

 

STS Aviation Services Has 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  / Collins ACRO WEBER
Aircraft Type: B737NG B737NG B737NG
Part No Series: 1002984-XXX 31-06-23-314 861931-XXX
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
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 Line Maintenance Opens New Station at SYR Airport in Syracuse, New York

SYR Airport Line Maintenance

Jensen Beach, Florida, January 27, 2022 — STS Line Maintenance (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and one of the world’s leading aircraft maintenance providers, opens a new line maintenance station at SYR Airport in Syracuse, New York.

“The scheduled opening of our new line maintenance station at Syracuse Airport will bring our total U.S. station count to 38,” communicates Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “As is the case with most new stations that we open, our clients reached out and requested our award-winning aircraft maintenance services in Syracuse, and after careful consideration and months of planning, the new station is slated to begin full operations on February 15th of this year.”

STS Line Maintenance’s new station in Syracuse will create more than a dozen new jobs in the area. For those who are interested in learning more about the career opportunities available, please click here.

“This is another exciting step for us at STS Line Maintenance. 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 38 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 Aviation Services Promotes Justin Johnson & Richard Castillo

STS Aviation Services Promotes

The success of the STS Aviation Services‘ team is dependent upon the success of its people. When one of us wins, we all win, and when we all win, we celebrate those victories together. That is why it gives us great pleasure to announce the following two promotions…

  • Justin Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Logistics and Materials. 
  • Richard Castillo has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.

Justin is now directly responsible for the material and tooling aspects of STS Aviation Services’ base maintenance operation in Melbourne, Florida. Justin is graduate from the University of Alabama and has more than 15 years of industry experience in MRO materials, logistics and tooling; including previous oversight of major STC modifications in China, Canada, Costa Rica and the United States. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the growth of our rapidly expanding capabilities throughout our customer base and the aerospace community,” sites Johnson. “By providing global solutions to our customers, we are able to increase efficiency across many aspects of the business. The success of our organization is predicated on the core values of professionalism, respect, integrity, dependability, and enthusiasm. I look forward to building on these values in my new role to achieve our common goals, objectives and customer satisfaction.” 

As for Richard, he is now directly responsible for the production and planning aspects of the business. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the table having previously held positions as an MRO Program Manager, Planning Manager, Contract Manager and more. In addition, Richard served in the United States Coast Guard for 12 years and is a graduate of Embry-Riddle with a B.S. degree in Aeronautics.

“It is an exciting time in our industry as well as for all of us at STS Aviation Services. Although we have faced many challenges over the past couple of years, our team has remained dedicated, focused and determined to improve, enhance, and grow our business,” states Castillo. “I am honored and eager to continue this trend in my new role. The family culture and management support system here at STS is unparalleled, and I am proud to be part of the team. We are looking forward to strengthening the relationships with our current customers and welcoming new business through 2022 and beyond.”

Please join us as we congratulate both Justin and Richard on their recent success. As mentioned at the top of this post, when we win, we do so together, and we couldn’t be any more proud of these guys. Their work is exceptional, and their work ethic is exemplary. 

Congratulations, gentleman. We are very proud of you both!

STS Component Solutions Promotes Pat Tyler & Tim Russo

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At STS Component Solutions, we believe in the value of celebrating small victories. As a team-first organization, individual triumph is often the result of company-wide collaboration paired with some good old fashion hard work. But it takes a village to build a successful enterprise, and we recognize that in order for us to thrive as a company, we must thrive together and support one another along the way. As such, it gives us great pleasure to announce the following two promotions…

  • Pat Tyler has been promoted to Sr. Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development
  • Tim Russo has been promoted to Vice President of OEM Distribution

Please join us in congratulating both Pat and Tim. Their time, dedication and commitment to the overall success of our organization deserves celebration, and we could not be any more excited about their recent success and future contributions.

Thank you kindly for taking the time, and congratulations again, gentleman. Your promotions are well deserved!

Ethan Steele Promoted to Sr. Vice President / General Manager of STS Engineering Solutions

Ethan Steele, STS Engineering Solutions

Jensen Beach, Fla., January 4, 2022 – STS Aviation Group (STS) is proud to announce the promotion of Ethan Steele to Sr. Vice President / General Manager of STS Engineering Solutions.

For the past 22 years, Steele has been a huge part of STS Aviation Group’s growth and success as a key member of its business development unit. Moving forward, STS’ executive leadership team has nothing but faith and confidence in Steele as he gears up to guide the future profitability of STS Engineering Solutions under the direction of Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group’s MRO division.

“Ethan is not only an incredibly hard working and knowledgeable individual, he is also a great person who exudes vision, determination and an uncanny ability to lead by example,” sites Smith. “I am extremely excited about this promotion, and I cannot wait to work with Ethan in our continued effort to grow STS’ aerospace engineering group into the preeminent choice for global airlines, MROs and lessors in the years to come.”

On the heels of Steele’s promotion, STS Engineering Solutions will see its former Sr. Vice President of Engineering, Randy Steenholdt, transition into a part-time consulting role as he moves into semi-retirement after an illustrious 40-year career in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

“Randy has been a mentor to me throughout much of my career. And while I am sad to see him take a step back, he’s earned his retirement, and I am humbled by the kindness, compassion and trust he has shown me over the years,” states Steele. “That being said, it’s time for us to turn our attention toward the future. The STS Engineering Solutions’ team is the finest group I have ever had the good fortune of working with, and I am truly excited to get started in this new role and help the company become the go-to name in the industry when it comes to providing exceptional aircraft engineering services to clients all over the world.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Group and the company’s “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Group:

Founded in 1986, STS Aviation Group is a one-stop service provider to the global aviation industry. With headquarters in Jensen Beach, Florida and offices around the world, STS delivers nose-to-tail solutions with unmatched results and expertise. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit  www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

For More information, contact:

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

Please Join Us in Congratulating Randy Steenholdt

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How do you summarize the career and contributions of a man who has given so much to our company? Here’s a hint… there is no easy answer.

For the past 16 years, Randy Steenholdt has willingly offered STS Aviation Group his time, his talent and his continued support. He is not only an incredibly gifted Engineer but also our business partner, our colleague and our friend.

With that in mind, it is with extreme gratitude that we announce Randy’s transition from Sr. Vice President of STS Engineering Solutions into a part-time consulting role with our company as he moves into semi-retirement. We would like congratulate Randy on an illustrious career and wish him nothing but the best moving forward.

On the heels of this transition, we would also like to announce that Ethan Steele has been promoted to Sr. Vice President / General Manager of STS Engineering Solutions. Ethan has been a huge part of STS Aviation Group’s growth and success as a key member of its business development unit, and STS’ executive leadership team has nothing but faith and confidence in Ethan as he gears up to guide the future profitability of the aerospace engineering group under the direction of Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group’s MRO division.

Thank you all for your time today, and we wish each of you nothing but good healthy and prosperity in 2022.

STS Aviation Group Technology Team Executive Promotions

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Rob Wire, Sr. Vice President of Information Technology

Rob Wire was recently promoted to Sr. Vice President of Information Technology.  He is a passionate IT Technology Leader who continually strives to build, and leverage, the most effective solutions to solve the strategic and tactical business initiatives for STS Aviation Group and its customers.

After serving four years in the Navy, Rob worked in IT through college, attained his private pilot license and completed a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Soon after, Rob joined STS as its first Database Administrator in January of 2001. 

Rob assumed the role of IT Manager for the company in 2002, and in 2004, he was promoted to the Director of IT; a role he held until 2008. Rob then worked his way up to Vice President of IT in 2009 before being promoted again into a VP role.

Rob’s day-to-day responsibilities include oversight of technology operations, planning, budgeting, and strategy for the organization’s entire technology stack.  Technology executives include the Vice President of Software Development, Vice President of Information Technology, and the Director of IT-UK; all of whom work with their respective teams in support of every front-facing STS division.

Today, Rob and his team manage all IT solutions including cloud integration, database management, proprietary custom software development, analytics reporting, data warehouse, systems, network security, infrastructure, and vendor relationships. In addition, Rob provides leadership, direction, support, professional development and guidance to the entire technology staff.  As a member of STS Aviation Group’s senior executive management team, Rob helps ensure the effective application of technology by addressing strategic business initiatives and opportunities.

 If Rob is not actively working with new technology, you can find him on the water sailing or assisting his daughter as she competes in sailboat regattas.


Josh Pierce, Vice President of Software Development:

Joshua Pierce, recently promoted to Vice President of Software Development, joined STS Aviation Group in 2015 and now leads a team of full-stack developers focused on cutting-edge software solutions and integrations on a cross-organizational scale.

The majority of his career has been spent leading engineering efforts in industries such as education, finance and marketing.

As a computer science graduate from Brown College in Minnesota, Josh enjoys navigating through complex software projects and making people smile.

Outside of work, you can find Josh joking around with his amazing wife, their two kids and beloved dog.

With his family and friends, Josh very much enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors, and competing over a board, card  and / or video games (things get heated).

He believes in teamwork and transparency and likes all kinds of music (including country). Josh lives by the motto, “The only thing better than having an ‘aha’ moment is playing a part in helping someone else have one, too.”


Nick Tornese, Vice President of Information Technology:

Nick Tornese, recently promoted to Vice President of Information Technology for STS Aviation Group, is an experienced IT professional with a results-oriented leadership style and hands-on technical skills. Nick has more than two decades of real-world problem solving and successful implementation of IT solutions experience that transcends STS Aviation Group’s business requirements.

Nick’s professional focus rests primarily on providing strategic direction and management of full-service IT organizations. In addition, a Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University adds depth to Nick’s experience and skill set.

As the Vice President of Information Technology, Nick’s overall responsibilities comprise of managing IT infrastructure, database administration and overseeing end-user helpdesk support operations. He is committed to defining and implementing best practices, strategies, methodologies, policies, procedures and documentation needed to ensure the best in-class IT support delivery.

Nick also manages business acquisition tasks required to on-board employees, systems, and assets into STS’ corporate structure. Nick excels at hiring, developing, encouraging and evaluating high-performing IT personnel.

Nick’s career at STS Aviation Group began in 2016 as a Database Consultant. In 2017, he transitioned to the position of Enterprise Data Services Architect. In 2018, Nick was elevated to Director of IT and Data Services. Prior to his time with STS Aviation Group, Nick worked 15 years for Hewlett-Packard in a managed services capacity supporting many companies like P&G, Merrill Lynch, and the United States Defense Logistics Agency.