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Transforming Aircraft Interiors with STS Aviation Group

Transforming Aircraft Interiors with STS Aviation Group

The interior of an aircraft is more than just a space… it’s an experience. Passengers expect comfort, functionality, and modern aesthetics, while airlines demand efficiency and durability. STS Aviation Group meets these expectations with its top-tier Aircraft Interior Services. By blending innovation, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology, STS Aviation Group transforms aircraft interiors into havens of comfort and efficiency. From seating and electrical components to comprehensive refurbishment and modification services, they ensure every detail enhances the overall flight experience, making each journey not just a flight, but a memorable experience.

Electrical Component Services

STS Aviation Group excels in electrical component services, ensuring that all electrical systems within the aircraft function seamlessly. From wiring and lighting systems to sophisticated avionics, their team of experts handles repairs, installations, and upgrades with precision and efficiency.

Cut and Sew

The cut and sew services at STS Aviation Group provide custom upholstery solutions for aircraft interiors. Using top-quality materials and advanced techniques, they create durable and aesthetically pleasing seat covers, curtains, and other fabric components that enhance the overall look and feel of the cabin.

Aircraft Seats (We Cover Entire Aircraft)

Whether it’s economy, business, or first class, STS Aviation Group covers the entire aircraft seating requirements. Their comprehensive services include seat design, manufacturing, repair, and refurbishment, ensuring passenger comfort and safety.

Cargo Equipment Repairs

Cargo equipment repairs are crucial for maintaining the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations. STS Aviation Group specializes in the repair and maintenance of various cargo equipment, ensuring they meet regulatory standards and operate flawlessly.

Catering Equipment Repairs

STS Aviation Group offers reliable catering equipment repair services, ensuring that ovens, coffee makers, and other galley appliances function optimally. This helps in delivering a seamless in-flight dining experience.

Engineering Services (Broad Capability Range)

The engineering services provided by STS Aviation Group encompass a broad range of capabilities, including design, certification, and modification. Their team of skilled engineers works on various projects, from minor modifications to major overhauls, ensuring compliance with aviation standards.

Inventory Management

Efficient inventory management is critical for minimizing downtime and operational costs. STS Aviation Group offers tailored inventory management solutions, ensuring that all necessary components are available when needed, thereby enhancing operational efficiency.

Ground Service Equipment

STS Aviation Group provides maintenance and repair services for ground service equipment (GSE), ensuring that all ground operations are conducted smoothly and safely. Their services cover a wide range of GSE, including tugs, baggage carts, and more.

Product Development

Innovation is at the heart of STS Aviation Group’s product development services. They work closely with clients to develop new products and solutions that meet the evolving needs of the aviation industry, ensuring enhanced performance and passenger satisfaction.

Aircraft Interior Modification / Overhaul Services

STS Aviation Group offers comprehensive aircraft interior modification and overhaul services. Whether it’s upgrading the entire cabin or specific sections, their team ensures that the modifications enhance comfort, aesthetics, and functionality.

Aircraft Seating (Passenger, Flight Attendant, Cockpit Observer)

STS Aviation Group provides specialized seating solutions for all areas of the aircraft, including passenger seats, flight attendant seats, and cockpit observer seats. Their services ensure comfort, durability, and compliance with safety standards.

Galley Refurbishment & Modifications

Galley refurbishment and modifications are essential for maintaining the functionality and aesthetics of the aircraft’s kitchen area. STS Aviation Group offers extensive refurbishment services, ensuring that the galley is efficient and visually appealing.

Aircraft Lavatory Refurbishment & Modifications

STS Aviation Group’s lavatory refurbishment and modification services ensure that aircraft restrooms are modern, hygienic, and fully functional. Their team handles everything from minor repairs to complete overhauls.

Sidewall, Bins, Ceiling Refurbishment & Modifications

Refurbishing the sidewalls, bins, and ceiling is crucial for maintaining the overall aesthetic and structural integrity of the cabin. STS Aviation Group provides top-notch refurbishment services, ensuring these components meet the highest standards.

Class Dividers and Windscreen Refurbishment

Class dividers and windscreen refurbishment services by STS Aviation Group ensure that these components are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, contributing to a seamless and comfortable passenger experience.

Additional Accessory Components Covering ATA Chapters 38, 33, 23, 28, 79

STS Aviation Group covers a wide range of additional accessory components, ensuring compliance with ATA chapters 38, 33, 23, 28, and 79. Their comprehensive services ensure that all components function optimally and meet regulatory standards.

Major / Minor Component Repair & Overhaul (Ovens, Water Boilers, Ballasts Repair, Flush Motors, Faucets)​

STS Aviation Group specializes in the repair and overhaul of major and minor components such as ovens, water boilers, ballasts, flush motors, and faucets. Their expert technicians ensure that these components are repaired or overhauled to meet the highest standards of functionality and safety.

Get Ready for Takeoff

STS Aviation Group stands out in the aviation industry with its comprehensive and innovative Aircraft Interior Services. From electrical components to seating and lavatory refurbishment, their extensive range of services ensures that every aspect of the aircraft interior is covered. By choosing STS Aviation Group, airlines can be confident in providing their passengers with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable flight experience.

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STS Aviation Services Opens New Line Maintenance Stations in the United Kingdom

STS Aviation Services Opens New Line Maintenance Stations in the United Kingdom

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., March 27, 2024STS Aviation Group is proud to announce the expansion of STS Aviation Services UK, with the opening of two new line maintenance stations at East Midlands (EMA) and Norwich (NWI) airports in the United Kingdom, effective April 1, 2024. This strategic expansion is set to enhance service capabilities in the region, with Air Explore as the primary customer at the outset.

Jonathan Delahunty, Sales Manager for STS Aviation Services in the UK, stated, “We are delighted to have further expanded our line maintenance operations. The opening of these new line stations at EMA and NWI marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing top-tier line maintenance services. With our dedication to operational excellence, we are well-placed to provide reliable customer service to a broader client base, starting with our valued customer, Air Explore.”

Ian Bartholomew, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of STS Aviation Services Europe, added, “STS set out some time ago to rapidly increase our line maintenance presence in the UK and Europe. Opening these stations is the first part of delivering on this plan. We have ambitions to be an established provider at a number of key hubs and regional airports, building on the success of our STS Line Maintenance colleagues who dominate the landscape in the USA, and reinforcing our position as a market leader in the aviation MRO sector.”

The new line maintenance stations will provide a full range of services, including routine maintenance checks, aircraft-on-ground (AOG) support and other line maintenance services, ensuring enhanced operational efficiency and reliability for airline clients.

For more information about STS Line Maintenance and other services, visit www.stsaviationgroup.com.

About STS Aviation Group:

Founded in 1984, STS Aviation Group is a one-stop service provider to the global aviation industry. With headquarters in Jensen Beach, Florida and offices / facilities around the world, STS delivers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions with unmatched results and expertise. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Total 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

Discover the STS Aviation Group Difference at MRO Latin America

Discover the STS Aviation Group Difference at MRO Latin America (1)

This February 14-15, the vibrant city of San José, Costa Rica, will play host to one of the most anticipated events in the aviation industry — MRO Latin America. It’s an unparalleled opportunity for aviation professionals to network, learn, and explore the latest trends and innovations. We’re thrilled to announce that the STS Aviation Group team will be in attendance, ready to showcase our comprehensive suite of services that embody our commitment to providing “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying!”

Why Meet Us at MRO Latin America?

MRO Latin America is the premier event for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) professionals in the region, bringing together the brightest minds and the latest technologies. As a global leader in the aviation industry, STS Aviation Group is excited to be part of this dynamic environment. Our team of experts will be on hand to discuss how our tailored solutions MRO solutions can support your operations and enhance your efficiency.

Experience the STS Difference

At STS Aviation Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer end-to-end aircraft maintenance solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client. Our presence at MRO Latin America is more than just an opportunity to present our services; it’s a chance for us to listen, learn, and collaborate with you to find innovative ways to propel your business forward.

Book Your Meeting Today

Don’t miss this chance to connect with the STS Aviation Group team and discover what makes us the go-to partner for “Total Solutions to Keep You Flying.” Whether you’re an existing client or interested in learning more about our capabilities, we invite you to book a meeting with us during MRO Latin America. It’s the perfect setting to discuss your needs, challenges, and how we can work together to achieve your objectives.


Join us in San Jose for an event that promises to be both informative and inspiring. Fill out the embedded form below to schedule your meeting with the STS Aviation Group team at MRO Latin America. Let’s explore how our comprehensive services can elevate your operations and keep you flying high. We’re looking forward to meeting you and discussing how we can support your journey in the aviation industry.

Don’t let this opportunity fly by — schedule your meeting today and take the first step towards a partnership that takes your aviation operations to new heights!

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Explore Career Opportunities with STS Aviation Services in Birmingham and Manchester

Are you an aspiring Aircraft Mechanic or Aerospace Engineer in the United Kingdom looking for an opportunity to propel your career with an award-winning company? Look no further than STS Aviation Services, a leader in the aviation industry with a vibrant presence in Birmingham and Manchester. With a culture celebrated for its excellence and a host of benefits tailored for its employees, STS Aviation Services is the place where your potential meets unparalleled opportunities.

Award-Winning Culture at STS Aviation Services

STS Aviation Services is not just another name in the aviation industry; it’s a beacon of excellence, recognized for its award-winning culture that fosters innovation, teamwork, and continuous improvement. Working with us means being part of a family that values your growth, encourages your aspirations, and celebrates your successes. Our commitment to creating a supportive and dynamic work environment has made us a preferred employer for Aircraft Mechanics and Aerospace Engineers across the United Kingdom.

Unmatched Opportunities in Birmingham and Manchester

Whether you’re based in Birmingham or Manchester, or you’re considering relocating for the right opportunity, STS Aviation Services offers an exciting career path in two of the UK’s most vibrant cities. These locations are not just workplaces but hubs of innovation where you can contribute to and learn from some of the most significant projects in the aerospace sector today.

Benefits and Training Opportunities

At STS Aviation Services, we believe in investing in our people. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support your lifestyle, health, and long-term career aspirations. From competitive salaries to health and wellness programs, we ensure our team members are well taken care of.

More so, we are committed to the professional development of our staff. Aircraft Mechanics and Aerospace Engineers at STS Aviation Services benefit from unparalleled training opportunities that include both on-the-job training and professional development courses. These programs are tailored to help you stay ahead in the fast-evolving aviation industry, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge to excel.

Why Join STS Aviation Services?

Joining STS Aviation Services means more than just starting a new job. It’s about building a career with a company that’s at the forefront of the aviation industry. Here, your work is impactful, contributing to the safety and efficiency of air travel across the globe. Our team in Birmingham and Manchester enjoys working on cutting-edge projects, using the latest technology and innovations in aviation.

Your Future Starts Here

Are you ready to launch your career with STS Aviation Services? We’re looking for passionate, skilled, and dedicated Aircraft Mechanics and Aerospace Engineers to join our award-winning team in Birmingham and Manchester. If you’re excited about the prospect of working in a dynamic, innovative environment with numerous benefits and training opportunities, we want to hear from you.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of something extraordinary. Apply online today and become a part of our success story. Visit our careers page to explore the exciting opportunities waiting for you at STS Aviation Services in Birmingham and Manchester. Your future in the aviation industry looks bright with STS Aviation Services!

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Meet STS Aviation Services at Cargo Facts EMEA 2024

Meet STS Aviation Services at Cargo Facts EMEA 2024

STS Aviation Services is excited to announce that Colby Payne, our esteemed Head of Business Development, Commercial Aviation, will be attending the much-anticipated Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 in Amsterdam from February 5-7. This premier event stands as a beacon for professionals across the airfreight industry, offering unparalleled networking opportunities, exclusive insights into market trends and the latest in evolving logistics and digital innovations.

Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 is more than just a conference; it’s a strategic platform designed for decision-makers in the air cargo sector. It promises to be an enriching experience, providing attendees with a deep dive into air cargo trends that are shaping the future of the industry, insights into digital transformation and strategies to enhance business prospects in the EMEA region. For STS Aviation Services and Colby Payne, it represents an invaluable opportunity to connect with industry peers, share our expertise and explore new business avenues.

Colby brings to the table a wealth of experience in commercial aviation industry alongside a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the MRO sector today. His participation underscores our commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements and fostering meaningful connections that drive our clients’ and partners’ success.

Why Meet with Colby Payne?

Meeting with Colby at Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 offers a unique chance to:

  • Gain insights into the latest trends and innovations in commercial aviation and airfreight services.
  • Discuss bespoke solutions that STS Aviation Services can offer to meet your company’s specific needs.
  • Explore partnership opportunities that can enhance your operational efficiency and business growth.
  • Learn about the cutting-edge solutions and services that set STS Aviation Services apart in the aerospace industry.

Book Your Appointment Today

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Colby Payne and discover how STS Aviation Services can contribute to your business’s success in the dynamic world of commercial aviation and air cargo. We are scheduling appointments throughout the event and invite you to secure your slot early. Whether you’re looking to discuss potential collaborations, explore our services, or simply connect with one of the industry’s thought leaders, Colby looks forward to meeting you.

To book an appointment with Colby Payne at Cargo Facts EMEA 2024, please fill out the form below and express your preferred meeting time. We’re excited to meet you in Amsterdam and explore how we can work together to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the airfreight industry. Join us at Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 for an experience that promises not just to enlighten but also to inspire.

See you in Amsterdam for Cargo Facts EMEA 2024 – the gateway to enhancing your business prospects in the commercial aviation and air cargo sectors.

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STS Aviation Group Announces Strategic Relocation of 145 Component/Seat Repair Capabilities to Manchester

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Manchester, United Kingdom – January 2, 2023STS Aviation Group, a leader in the aviation services industry, today announced the strategic relocation of its 145 component/seat repair operations from Shannon, Ireland, to its expanded facility in Manchester, United Kingdom. This move is part of the company’s ongoing effort to enhance turnkey services for its growing global customer base.

“The relocation to Manchester represents a strategic expansion of our service capabilities in a key location,” said Ian Bartholomew, EVP & Managing Director of European Operations at STS Aviation Services. “This move enables us to consolidate our operations, providing more efficient and comprehensive services to our clients.”

The transition of the 145 component/seat repair capabilities is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2024, positioning STS Aviation Group to better serve the evolving needs of the aviation industry. The company’s commitment to offering top-tier services remains a top priority, and this expansion is a testament to that dedication.

While the component/seat repair operations are moving to Manchester, the Shannon facility will continue to operate as an EASA/FAA 145 certified fuel repair shop. Additionally, it will offer passenger seat storage services at the company’s New Market Fergus warehouse, ensuring continued support for clients reliant on these services.

“STS Aviation Group is grateful for the support our clients have shown towards our Shannon operations. We look forward to continuing to serve their needs from our Manchester location and are excited about the opportunities this move creates,” added Bartholomew.

STS Aviation Group’s decision to relocate its operations reflects its commitment to strategic growth and its dedication to providing industry-leading aviation services globally.

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 / facilities around the world, STS delivers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions with unmatched results and expertise. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Total 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

The Melbourne Miracle: How the Heroes of STS Aviation Services Saved Christmas

The Melbourne Miracle How the Heroes of STS Aviation Services Saved Christmas (1)

In the quaint town of Melbourne, Florida, where the Atlantic breeze whispers tales of yonder, the aircraft base maintenance facility of STS Aviation Services stood as a beacon of human ingenuity. This Christmas Eve, however, the ordinary bustle of the hangar was about to transform into an extraordinary tale of wonder.

The team, a trio of distinct personalities united by their love for aircraft, took center stage. Jack, STS Aviation Services’ Chief Aircraft Mechanic, was a man of unwavering resolve whose eyes had seen the evolution of aviation from mere machines to wonders of technology. His leadership was the glue that held the Melbourne crew together.

Mia, the avionics wizard, was the soul of the group. Her journey from a curious child fascinated by planes to a master of aviation electronics was nothing short of inspiring. Her hands moved with an artist’s grace, turning complex circuits into harmonious symphonies.

Then there was Carlos, the spirited mechanic whose laughter echoed through the hangar. His youthful energy was a source of joy, and his innovative mind often found solutions where none seemed to exist. He viewed every aircraft as a canvas, ready to be revived with his skilled touch.

On this fateful Christmas eve night, as the team prepared to conclude their shift, an unexpected sound broke the silence – the magical chime of sleigh bells, rapidly descending from the night sky. To their astonishment, it was Santa Claus himself, his sleigh limping onto the runway, guided by his team of worried reindeer.

Santa, in all his legendary glory, was in distress. A critical malfunction in his sleigh’s propulsion system threatened to halt the joyous journey of gift-giving. The magic of Christmas was at stake, and the STS Aviation Services team knew what they had to do.

With a nod from Jack, the trio sprang into action. They approached the sleigh with reverence, marveling at its mystical aura. Mia, with her keen eye, quickly identified the issue with the magical navigation system. Her fingers worked deftly, realigning crystals and rewiring enchanted circuits.

Carlos, meanwhile, teamed up with Jack to address the mechanical woes. They worked in tandem, Carlos’ innovative methods complemented by Jack’s experienced hand. Every bolt tightened and gear checked was a step closer to saving Christmas.

As they worked, the hangar was filled with a rare energy, a mix of intense focus and childlike wonder. They were mechanics, yes, but tonight, they were guardians of a tradition, custodians of joy.

As dawn kissed the horizon, painting the sky with hues of hope, the sleigh was restored, its magic rekindled. Santa, with a twinkle in his eye, expressed his profound gratitude. He knew that the spirit of Christmas was alive and well in the hearts of these remarkable mechanics.

As the sleigh took off, disappearing into the morning light, the team stood in silent awe. They had not just repaired Santa’s sleigh, they had woven themselves into the fabric of a timeless legend.

In the hangar, as they finally prepared to head home, a profound realization dawned on them. They had experienced the true essence of Christmas – a selfless act of kindness, a coming together for a cause greater than themselves. The joy they had ensured for countless children around the world filled their hearts with an indescribable warmth.

“The Melbourne Miracle” was more than just a tale of fixing a sleigh. It was a testament to the power of teamwork, the magic of believing and the boundless spirit of giving that defines the true meaning of Christmas.

Mark Robertson, Senior VP of Business Development for STS Aviation Services in Ireland, Announces Retirement after 43 Years in Aviation

Mark Robertson Announces Retirement after 43 Years in Aviation (1)

SHANNON, Ireland, November 8, 2023 — After an illustrious 43-year career in the aviation industry, Mark Robertson, Senior VP of Business Development for STS Aviation Services in Ireland (STS), has announced his retirement, marking the end of an era. The decision to retire comes as Mark seeks to prioritize his health, family, and future endeavors.

Throughout his career, Mark has left an indelible mark on the aviation sector, with notable contributions at every stage. From his early days at Magee Plastics in San Francisco to helping STS get off the ground in Ireland back in 2019, Mark has exemplified dedication, innovation, and leadership.

“It is a very emotional decision, but one that is best for my health, family, and future,” Mark explained. “I couldn’t ask for a better way to finish a career that has been incredibly rewarding.”

A key stakeholder in STS’ operations in Ireland, Mark takes pride in providing guidance and opportunities for employee success and believes in the unique family-like culture at STS.

“STS is like a big family, and I will miss the everyday interface that I’ve been having across all of our global divisions,” noted Mark. “All great people… top to bottom.”

Mark also reflected on his retirement plans, which include focusing on his family’s pear orchard in Hood River, Oregon, enjoying time with his wife and children, and exploring interests like golfing, biking, and travel.

Born in Scotland and having emigrated to the United States at a young age, Mark has embodied the spirit of taking leaps of faith. From starting a business in a foreign country to now retiring, his journey has been one of determination and achievement.

“Mark Robertson is a true inspiration to all of us in the aviation industry,” states Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Services. “We wish him the very best in his retirement and future endeavors!”

Mark will stay on with STS through June of 2024 while helping his team transition a myriad of projects that they are involved with.

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Group and its subsidiaries, 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 / facilities around the world, STS delivers nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions with unmatched results and expertise. To learn more about STS Aviation Group and what makes it the company with “Total 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

STS Aviation Services in Canada Set to Exhibit at Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow

STS Aviation Services in Canada Set to Exhibit at Canadian Aviation Conference & Tradeshow

STS Aviation Services in Canada is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow taking place from November 14th to 16th at the prestigious Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. With the event just around the corner, our team is excited to showcase our expertise and solutions to aviation industry professionals, aircraft operators, and enthusiasts.

Hosted by the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC), this event promises to be a vital gathering for stakeholders in the aviation sector, providing a platform for networking, sharing insights, and exploring the latest developments in the industry.

STS Aviation Services Canada: Booth #57

STS Aviation Services Canada is pleased to invite attendees to visit our booth, conveniently located at booth #57. Our experienced team will be on hand to discuss our comprehensive services, innovative solutions, and our unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in aviation maintenance and support. Whether you represent a major airline, an MRO provider, or any aviation-related business, we welcome you to explore the synergies that STS Aviation Services Canada can offer.

A Decade of Dedication

Working in the aviation industry for more than a decade, we understand the unique challenges and needs of our customers. Our participation in this event represents our ongoing dedication to supporting the Canadian aviation sector and further enhancing our commitment to delivering high-quality services.

Join Us

STS Aviation Services Canada is eager to engage with industry experts, partners, and stakeholders during this exciting conference and tradeshow. By participating in this event, we aim to foster new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships, ensuring that we continue to meet the ever-evolving needs of the aviation industry.

Making a Difference

As a part of the larger STS Aviation Group, our Canada-based team values community involvement and believes in giving back. We are proud to engage in various initiatives aimed at making a positive impact on the community. We recognize that we cannot succeed without the continued support and trust of the aviation industry and the communities we serve.

Looking Forward

STS Aviation Services Canada is grateful for the opportunity to be part of this event, and we are eager to collaborate with you in shaping the future of aviation.

As November approaches, be sure to mark your calendar and plan a visit to booth #57 at the Canadian aviation conference and tradeshow. We look forward to meeting you, discussing your specific needs, and exploring how STS Aviation Services Canada can be your partner of choice in the aviation industry.

For more information about the event, please visit the official ATAC conference website. Stay tuned for updates on our social media channels, and we look forward to your visit in November!

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Young Women in Aviation Day: Inspiring the Future in Partnership with Air Canada

Young Women in Aviation Day

At STS Aviation Services in Montreal, we take pride in our long-standing partnership with Air Canada. Together, we are committed to fostering the next generation of aviation professionals. One significant initiative in this endeavor is celebrating “Young Women in Aviation Day,” an amazing annual event sponsored by Air Canada; an event we are always proud to participate in. This special day was celebrated on November 2nd, and it serves as an annual reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry.

Young Women in Aviation Day is more than just an event; it’s a movement. It was initiated as a way to inspire young women to pursue careers in the skilled trades and technologies industry. We believe that every young person, regardless of gender, should have the opportunity to explore the exciting and fulfilling careers available in the world of aviation.

At the same time as the hackathon was taking place at Air Canada’s Montreal headquarters, the airline was also hosting its Young Women in Aviation event, an annual event which returned this year after pausing during the pandemic. This event enabled students over the age of 15 who are deciding what they will study in the future to learn more about multidisciplinary careers in aviation.

Air Canada welcomed students throughout the day, and they were able to hear directly from Air Canada’s leaders. They were also treated to an aircraft tour and visit to the Air Canada museum. In addition, attendees visited booths set up by different teams at Air Canada and their partners. The goal was to provide the students in attendance with insights into what makes a career in aviation so exciting and showcase career paths where women are currently underrepresented.

“This event holds great significance as we aim to inspire young women to embark on educational and career paths in the skilled trades and technologies industry. Facilitating connections between students and seasoned professionals from different sectors of this industry, enabling them to share their experiences and offer guidance, is essential in nurturing the next generation,” expressed Lena Waters, Sr. Vice President of STS Aviation Services in Canada.

The partnership between Air Canada and STS Aviation Services is built on the shared belief that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential for the success and innovation of the aviation industry. We are proud to be part of initiatives like Young Women in Aviation Day that empower the next generation of female leaders in aviation.

In the words of Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” Young Women in Aviation Day is about empowering young women to take to the skies, pursue their dreams, and know that there are no limits to what they can achieve in the aviation industry.

In the years to come, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with Air Canada in supporting Young Women in Aviation Day and similar initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion within the aviation sector. Together, we are inspiring the future of aviation… one young woman at a time.