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STS Aviation Services Creates 60 Jobs in Birmingham to Support Aircraft Conversion Work

Boeing Names STS Aviation Services in Birmingham as Key Wedgetail Supplier

BIRMINGHAM, September 30, 2020 — STS Aviation Services, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider to the global aviation industry, has hired 60 aircraft maintenance professionals in Birmingham to support conversion work on the United Kingdom’s fleet of Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning (AEW) MK1 aircraft.

“We are committed to hiring locally for this project, and so far the response has been incredible,” said Imogen Day, Director of Human Resources for STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “Over the next few months we will hire approximately 50 more people to support the required conversion work, and we are also in the early stages of creating internship opportunities and apprenticeship programmes as our team looks to partner with educational institutions in and around the West Midlands.”

More than half of the 30 Boeing employees who will be based in Birmingham are already on site alongside their STS colleagues as preparation work ramps up this year. These Birmingham-based employees will join the 50 Boeing employees already working on the Wedgetail programme throughout the UK.

The Wedgetail conversion programme was recently awarded to STS Aviation Services by Boeing and it will call upon both STS and Boeing teams to transform multiple 737 Next Generation aircraft into a modern airborne battle management fleet. The new Wedgetails will protect the UK through tracking airborne and maritime threats and directing fighter jets and warships. Work for this project will be carried out at STS Aviation Services’ expanding, state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility located at Birmingham Airport (BHX).

“Our team’s commitment to source local candidates, particularly during a pandemic and at such a difficult time, gives me a great sense of pride” said Mick Adams, Senior Vice President and CEO of STS Aviation Services. “Not only does this conversion programme balance our company’s portfolio perfectly, it will soon give many people in the West Midlands expanded opportunities for apprenticeships, internships and full-time jobs at our Birmingham Airport facility.”

STS Aviation Services is promoting careers associated with the Wedgetail conversion programme on its online jobs board. Those interested in being considered for a position are encouraged to learn more and apply online directly. Candidates are also welcome to send CVs to recruitment@stsaviationservices.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 in the USA and internationally. 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 Grows C Check Services Team; Expands Airbus Tooling

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MELBOURNE, August 24, 2020 — STS Aviation Services, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider to the global aviation industry, grows its C check services team and expands its Airbus tooling as work ramps up inside of its base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida.

“We are beginning to see more and more commercial aircraft come out of storage,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “When that happens, a C Check is often required before an aircraft can return to service. Right now, our team in Melbourne is turning C Checks over very quickly, and that spells immediate revenue for our commercial clients who are all eager to get their aircraft back in the sky as soon as possible.”

According to domestic air travel data points provided by the TSA and recently published by Forbes, a typical day in August of 2019 saw 2.5 million passengers take to the skies. On August 23, 2020, however, that number rested at 841,806. And while a 66% reduction in year-over-year traffic is nowhere near a return to normal, that percentage is far better now than it was in April of 2020 when domestic air travel was experiencing, on average, a 95% reduction in passenger traffic.

“I am so proud of the work our Melbourne team is doing right now,” said Shane King, Vice President of STS Aviation Group. “Over the past few months this crew has exhibited a level of resilience worthy of praise. Their collective ability to rise above the looming uncertainty caused by COVID-19 to become a crucial cog in the wings of recovery for the commercial aviation industry has been remarkable to witness.”

Over the past four weeks, STS Aviation Services has added 15 new members to its aircraft maintenance team in Melbourne, and that team just accepted a C check A319, a project that is already putting its newly expanded Airbus tooling to good use.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about STS Aviation Services, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com.

About STS Aviation Services:

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

For More information, contact:
Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Services Completes FOMAX Modification Program For easyJet

STS Aviation Services Completes FOMAX Modification Program For easyJet

NEWQUAY, April 22, 2020 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, announces the completion of its long-running program to implement FOMAX modifications to easyJet’s fleet of aircraft.

Malcolm Welsby, Chief Technical Officer for STS Aviation Services, said “Customer success lies at the core of everything we do here at STS Aviation Services. And when you bring together a leading MRO and an airline focused on efficiency, safety and customer satisfaction, the possibilities to create increased value are endless.”

STS Aviation Services’ deep partnership with easyJet is a great example of what synergy and innovation can yield. Since this partnership began, the company has delivered 39 aircraft with a TDR of 96% based on planned hours. And while aircraft came in for specific tasks, STS Aviation Services was able to ensure that 75% of all easyJet aircraft left its facility with no carry-forward items.

Kevin Dudley, Chief Commercial Officer for STS Aviation Services, said “We’re delighted to have been selected by easyJet to embody this key modification program at our Newquay, Cornwall MRO facility. We have been privileged to work with easyJet in the past on several key projects, but this was by far the most comprehensive given all the nose-to-tail inputs required throughout the 2019/2020 winter season. To have successfully delivered this program on time and on budget demonstrates exactly what STS Aviation Services stands for.”

STS Aviation Services has limited capacity remaining for its winter 2020/2021 program, and global operators looking for comprehensive MRO support are being asked to email sales@stsaviationservices.com.

To learn more about STS Aviation Services and the MRO services it provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com.

About STS Aviation Services:

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

For More information, contact:
Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for MRO Middle East

On February 25th – 26th, STS Aviation Group will be exhibiting at Booth 520 inside of the Dubai World Trade Centre.  You can find the company showcasing its full suite of OEM product lines and inventory solutions, hose manufacture & distribution capabilities and aircraft maintenance, engineering & modification services. If you plan to attend MRO Middle East, come meet the STS team, and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!

MRO Middle East is the region’s leading event for the commercial aviation maintenance industry. Attendees gain the opportunity to discover the critical issues influencing the MRO industry today and to engage with 5,000+ colleagues, 330 exhibitors, and 540+ airlines all representing 83 different countries.

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. Most recently, STS Aviation Services now operates three state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 50 active line maintenance stations around the world. These facilities, and the expert personnel that operate each, fuel our 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.

Representatives of STS, David Ikeda, Bon Marcelo, Brian Wilson, Daniel Burgess, Ryan Winfield and Ian Bartholomew will all be onsite and available to discuss the company’s service and support capabilities.

If you are involved in any aspect of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul then you don’t’ want to miss MRO Middle East. Remember to fly by Booth 520 and meet the STS team. We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for the Singapore Airshow

From February 11th – 16th, STS Aviation Group will be exhibiting at Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event, The Singapore Airshow.  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 2020 Singapore Airshow, come meet the STS team at Booth R98 in the US Pavilion, and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!

Every two years, corporate executives, key industry contacts, government and military chiefs gather from around the world attend the Singapore Airshow to forge partnerships and seal deals within this region. The event offers a unique platform for industry thought leadership through its high-level conference, forums and co-located events. As Asia’s largest Airshow, this is the place to be for leading aerospace companies and budding players eager to make their mark in the international aerospace and defense market!

Jerome Kan, Director of Business Development, will be available to meet with during the conference to discuss any of your company’s aircraft component, maintenance, engineering, modification, support requirements.

Singapore Airshow 2020 is all about expansive networking opportunities, as stated on the event website. You can expect informative conferences and forums, a great exhibit hall full of companies putting their best products and services on display, static aircraft displays and of course, the always-exciting flying displays. This is an event you definitely do not want to miss!

Remember to fly by Booth R98 in the US Pavilion and meet the STS team. We look forward to seeing you in Singapore.

STS Aviation Group Acquires Airbase Services, Inc.

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2020 — STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, acquires Airbase Services, Inc. / Les Services Airbase, Inc., (Airbase), an aircraft interiors maintenance, repair and management specialist based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

With this acquisition, STS formally enters the Canadian MRO market as Airbase has four Transport Canada approved facilities in YUL, YYZ, YWG and YVR. The sale is being publicized as turnkey, and STS will immediately assume control of Airbase personnel and operations.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “We are thrilled to welcome Airbase into the STS family. The team brings decades of experience and expertise to the table, led by a proven leader in Lena Watters, and the company will certainly complement the aircraft interior work STS Aviation Services has going on right now in Shannon, Ireland.

Watters, who was the acting President of Airbase prior to the acquisition, will stay on as President alongside much of the company’s existing workforce.

When asked how the sale of Airbase to STS would affect the company’s future, Watters said, “The acquisition of Airbase by STS unlocks the potential for our team to globally grow its customer base while also being able to build a stronger presence in Canada. We are very excited about the future, and we are thrilled to be a part of STS Aviation Group’s global family of companies.”

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

STS Aviation Services Highlights 2020 Training Program at BHX

STS Aviation Services, at its recently acquired Birmingham MRO facility and in conjunction with CATTs, an approved EASA Part 147 organization, is running the first program of training courses for its highly-skilled Engineers. The first course is centered on Rolls Royce engines such as Trent 1000 plus, Trent 800 and a Trent 900 differences course.

Malcolm Welsby, Maintenance Operations Director, said “This is the first of a number of courses we will be running during the year and the training will be in alignment with our strategy for providing a unique service offering with ultimate flexibility”

Mick Adams, CEO, said “Our engineers, mechanics and technicians alike, will receive the very best form of training and this will range from latest technology aircraft and systems – through to people management. In doing so, STS Aviation Services is not only serving the needs of its highly-valued European customers but also building talent and succession within the business for the long term.”

To learn more about the training programs we have scheduled at BHX throughout 2020, please click this link to contact us, and one of our team members will reach out shortly.