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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 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 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

STS Line Maintenance Receives FAA Diamond Award Two Years in a Row

Jensen Beach, Fla., February 13, 2020 – STS Line Maintenance just received the FAA Diamond Award by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration for the second year in a row. The award recognizes the company’s commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety.

“Given the growing size of our Line Maintenance network, this is quite an accomplishment,” says Mark Smith, Group President of STS Line Maintenance. “The promotion of safety through regular and ongoing training has always been a focal point for STS Line Maintenance, but to receive the FAA Diamond 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. Again, quite an accomplishment.”

Back in the early part of 2019, STS Line Maintenance enrolled itself into the FAA FAAST program; a program designed to promote safer skies through the ongoing training and education of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. In order to receive the FAA Diamond Award two years running, every touch labor specialist employed by STS Line Maintenance 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 commercial aircraft for a living,” says William Ahern, Director of Quality and Chief Inspector for STS Line Maintenance. “That’s a responsibility and a privilege we take very seriously. This award reflects that, and I’m proud of our team for rallying together and working hard to bring this honor home. This award 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 travel on their aircraft.

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

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About STS Line Maintenance: 

STS Line Maintenance services commercial and regional airlines operating out of 32 airports across the United States and the Bahamas. The company offers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance support, FAA / DER engineering assistance, AOG response teams and enhanced reliability through rapid response times. To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the service offerings it provides, please visit the company’s website.

Media Contact: 

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

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://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 Component Solutions and PTI Technologies Inc. Announce New Distribution Partnership

PALM CITY, FL, June 19, 2019STS Component Solutions has been named an authorized distribution partner for PTI Technologies’ commercial aftermarket products. PTI Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of filtration systems and equipment to the commercial transport, helicopter, military and corporate aviation markets.

STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group, will be providing global support for PTI Technologies Inc. in the commercial aftermarket. Tom Covella, Group President of STS Component Solutions, states “We are very excited about this new OEM partnership with PTI. PTI is an established leader in the filtration systems market and collectively we are confident that we will add further value to the aftermarket support of these products. This product line will further broaden our OEM Distribution portfolio and provides STS with additional capabilities to support our global customer base.”

“We are very pleased to work with STS Component Solutions to provide increased levels of service and innovative solutions to our global airline customers,” said Rowland Ellis, President of PTI Technologies Inc. “Supporting aircraft operators with the right products at the right time is our goal and STS Component Solutions is an ideal partner for us to achieve this goal.  We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

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

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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 Contact:

Taylor Salisbury
Marketing & Events Manager
1-888-777-2960 ext. 8396
Taylor.Salisbury@sts-cs.com

STS Component Solutions Opens New Sales Office in Guangzhou, China

Palm City, Florida, March 13, 2019 – STS Component Solutions, a global aircraft inventory solutions provider, expands into China with the opening of a sales office in Guangzhou.

The establishment of this location was driven by current customer demand and projected organizational growth in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 20 years. This new facility is the company’s third office to open in mainland China.

 “We are extremely excited about the opening of our new office in Guangzhou,” says Pat Tyler, Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development for STS Component Solutions. “This new office will expand our global footprint to provide additional support, service and product offerings to our airline and MRO customers in the Asia-Pacific region… and beyond. STS Component Solutions currently maintains inventory in Shanghai and Beijing. We are also growing our stock locations with the addition of a warehouse in Hong Kong that is slated to open in April of this year.”

A team of Account Managers and Customer Service Representatives are already fully operational in Guangzhou and supporting STS’ growing network of customers.

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

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About STS Component Solutions:

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.

Taylor Salisbury
Marketing Coordinator at STS Component Solutions
1-888-777-2960 ext. 8396
Taylor.Salisbury@sts-cs.com

STS Line Maintenance Recognized by the USDOT and FAA for Its Commitment to Training and Safety

Jensen Beach, Fla., February 27, 2019 – STS Line Maintenance just received the FAA Diamond Award by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. The award recognizes the company’s commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety.

“Given the growing size of our Line Maintenance network, this is quite an accomplishment,” says Mark Smith, Group President of STS Line Maintenance. “The promotion of safety through regular and ongoing training has always been a focal point for STS Line Maintenance, but to receive the FAA Diamond 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. Again, quite an accomplishment.”

Back in the early part of 2018, STS Line Maintenance enrolled itself into the FAA FAAST program; a program designed to promote safer skies through the ongoing training and education of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. In order to receive the FAA Diamond Award, every touch labor specialist employed by STS Line Maintenance 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 commercial aircraft for a living,” says Robby Bush, Sr. Vice President and General Manager for STS Line Maintenance. “That’s a responsibility and a privilege we take very seriously. This award reflects that, and I’m proud of our team for rallying together and working hard to bring this honor home. This award 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 travel on their aircraft.

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

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About STS Line Maintenance: 

STS Line Maintenance services commercial and regional airlines operating out of 32 airports across the United States and the Bahamas. The company offers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance support, FAA / DER engineering assistance, AOG response teams and enhanced reliability through rapid response times. To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the service offerings it provides, please visit the company’s website.

Media Contact: 

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