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STS Engineering Solutions Promotes John Fasano, Nolan Fletcher & Amber North

STS Engineering Solutions Promotes Three

John Fasano, Director of Service Engineering : 

STS Aviation Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Fasano to Director of Service Engineering for STS Engineering Solutions

A native of Stuart, Florida, John began his career at STS Engineering Solutions in 2015 after graduating Trinity College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. John applied his talents straightaway, starting his STS career as the primary Damage Tolerance (DT) Coordinator, an essential function with immediate noticeable impacts on revenue and profitability. From there he progressed quickly, managing and performing the support for DT analysis, certification and AMOCs.  It was not long before John was writing most of the DT reports and developing what is now STS’ in-house DT team. One of John’s prouder moments was being asked to support a risk assessment program to validate a fleet’s airworthiness. The content of his engineering analysis has been routinely published through Congress to substantiate the fleets continued operations.

Even with his primary duties, John has always volunteered to support the team when needed to help develop static repairs or solutions for AOG events, Heavy Maintenance visits and “Off-hours” requirements. Over the years, John has been instrumental in leading efforts to further develop and expand STS’ overall engineering strengths and core capabilities. 

John’s knowledge and experiences along with his dedication to the team has allowed him move quickly through the ranks holding various manager roles within the group. In his new role, John will be responsible for leading STS’ Service Engineering organization. In performance of his duties, John will continue to ensure that STS Engineering Solutions consistently delivers the most safe, compliant and highest quality solution to our customers always meeting or exceeding customer expectations and respective deadlines.


Nolan Fletcher, Director of Project Engineering:

STS Aviation Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Nolan Fletcher to Director of Project Engineering for STS Engineering Solutions

Born and raised in Lisbon New York, Nolan grew up with an affinity for aviation and aerospace. This drive led Nolan to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Following graduation and wanting to avoid New York winters, Nolan accepted a position with SpaceX in Cape Canaveral Florida where he served as an essential member of their launch integration team. 

Apparently looking for a challenge even harder than going to space, Nolan decided to make the move into the commercial aviation market, hiring on with STS Engineering Solutions in 2016. 

Nolan spent the first several years with STS working as a structural liaison engineer. Nolan has demonstrated true initiative; always going beyond what was expected of him. He quickly became integral part of our 24/7 engineering support team. In late 2018, Nolan became more involved in STS’ Special Projects division, assisting with aircraft alterations, modifications, FAA (and foreign authorities) certification, and project management. Since moving into the project team Nolan has helped to greatly expand STS’ capabilities and industry presence. As Sr. Manager, Nolan took leadership over the entire Projects department, completely revamped the department’s project management structure and processes, and established a more robust groundwork for future growth. As Director of the department, we will heavily rely on Nolan to continue his efforts growing the team to meet the rapidly increasing new customer demand while always maintaining the level of excellence our current partners have become accustomed too.   


Amber North, Manager of Service Engineering:

STS Aviation Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Amber North to Manager of Service Engineering for STS Engineering Solutions

Amber began her career in commercial aviation in January 2000 working through a Co-Op program with Delta Airlines while she attended Georgia Institute of Technology “Go Yellow Jackets!”  This is where she fell in love with airplanes and never looked back. After graduating with her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, the industry was still feeling the effects of the September 11th tragedy. Not wanting to stray from her passion for aviation Amber worked the next few years as a contractor supporting companies such as World Airways, Oliver Wyman and Delta Airlines ultimately landing at ExpressJet as their Manager of Structures Engineering.  This time in her career was a perfect environment for Amber, giving her the ability to gain experience in multiple areas of aircraft engineering while still affording her the time and flexibility to raise her three adorable children.

STS was so fortunate to get to know Amber, working directly with her, as we provided engineering repairs through our support partnership with ExpressJet. We were even more fortunate to have the ability to hire Amber in early 2019. Since day one, she has proven herself irreplaceable. Whether she is mentoring our younger associate engineers, waking up at 2:00am to provide a customer with a repair or traveling the country in support of HMV or AOG or requirements, Amber works tirelessly to ensure the needs of our customers and our team are met. In her new Managerial role, Amber will oversee all the daily activities of the 24/7 service team. She will focus on the groups hiring, training and retention programs as well as managing the expedited dispatch and delivery of the ever-growing volume of repair support requests.

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

Congratulations Randy (1)

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 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 Set to Exhibit at the fifth China Aviation & MRO Aftermarket Conference!

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

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

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

STS Aviation Group team members Tom Covella (Group President, STS Component Solutions), Jerome Kan (VP of Business Development- Asia Pacific, STS Component Solutions), and Theresa Liang (Account Manager, STS Component Solutions) will be available to meet with during the conference and discuss any of your company’s aircraft component, maintenance, engineering and modification support requirements.

This dynamic and growing conference is sure to provide many valuable opportunities to connect and network with key industry professionals within the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. Be sure to fly by Booth E04, meet the STS team and learn more about the company’s many value added services and support capabilities.  We look forward to seeing you all in Shenzhen!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for the Dubai Airshow

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

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

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

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

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

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

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for the 2019 NBAA-BACE

Known as the premier event and annual meeting place for the business aviation community, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is set to take place October 22nd-24th, in Las Vegas! STS Aviation Group is very excited for the opportunity to put its products and services on display inside the Las Vegas Convention Center at Booth N6132. If you plan on attending the event, come meet the STS team, and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!

This dynamic conference brings together 25,000 aviation industry professionals for three days full of exciting events, over 1,000 indoor exhibitor displays, 100+ static business aircraft to see at the Henderson Executive Airport, and plenty of educational sessions and fun networking opportunities. Participants and guests of the conference can expect agenda topics Human Factors in Aviation, Strategies for Workforce Issues, Avoiding Issues in Aircraft Ownership and Operating Structures and so much more! Networking events include the NBAA YoPro Networking Reception and the Corporate Angel Network’s (CAN) Fund an Angel Cocktail Reception, taking place at the Wynn Las Vegas – Lafite Ballroom.

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

STS looks forward to once again being a part of NBAA’S Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition where airlines, suppliers, manufacturers, and other aviation industry experts connect to make critical strides within the industry.

Remember to fly by Booth N6132 to meet the STS team. We really look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for MRO Europe

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

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

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

MRO Europe continues to provide a world-class venue for all levels in the MRO sector to exchange ideas and best practices, share experiences, debate issues and challenges and gather valuable knowledge.

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

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

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

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

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

STS Aviation Group Set to Exhibit at 2019 AIX Americas!

From September 10th – 12th, STS Aviation Group will be heading to sunny Los Angeles, California for the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX Americas). This will be STS’ second time exhibiting at this event since breaking into the interiors market with the addition of the Safran OEM product line and aircraft seat refurbishment and modification division, STS UJet. Key members from STS Component Solutions and STS AeroMod will be on site, inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, and available to discuss all your company’s aircraft component, interiors, seating, engineering and modification support requirements. If you plan on attending the event, come visit the team at booth #2322 and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!”

The Aircraft Interiors Expo, co-located with APEX EXPO and IFSA Expo, is the season’s premier event bringing together airlines and supply chain organizations to network, display, experience and source the interior industry’s latest innovations. Event organizers state AIX Americas is the only global fall event dedicated solely to the passenger experience and cabin interiors industry. In 2018, the event gathered more than 3,500 industry professionals, including representatives from nearly 100 airlines and some 300 content providers, OEMs, systems manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe.

This year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo Los Angeles is not only about exhibition stands. The emphasis is firmly placed on interactivity, bringing products and innovations to life with the free CabinSpace LIVE sessions, networking events and parties, areas for attendees to relax and so much more! AIX definitely gives you the tools to meet the right people and join fun networking events to build connections within the industry.

STS Aviation Group team members Robert Heinson (OEM Product Line Manager, STS Component Solutions) and Daniel Burgess (Vice President, STS AeroMod) will be available to meet with during the conference and discuss any of your company’s aircraft component, interiors and engineering service and support requirements.

This dynamic conference is sure to provide many excellent opportunities to connect and network with key interiors industry professionals from around the world. Be sure to fly by booth #2322 to meet the STS team and learn more about the company’s many value added services and support capabilities.  We look forward to seeing you all in L.A.!

STS Aviation Group Takes Off for the 2019 RAA!

From September 4th-7th, STS Aviation Group will be heading to MUSIC CITY for the 44th Annual Regional Airline Association Convention (RAA). Key members from STS Component Solutions and STS Line Maintenance will be on site, inside the Music City Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and available to discuss all your company’s aircraft component, interiors and line maintenance service and support requirements. If you plan on attending the event, come visit the team at Booth #627 and learn all about what makes us the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying!”

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) serves as a unified voice of advocacy and support for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable, and healthy regional airline industry, as stated on the organization’s website.  The RAA serves as an important network connecting regional airlines, industry business partners, and policymakers in strengthening the industry as well as promoting regional airline interests in a changing business and policy environment.

This year the annual conference is switching things up with a new optimized Wednesday-Saturday schedule. The event will feature a strong lineup of speakers discussing the most important issues in regional aviation, along with many opportunities to network with 1,500 industry decision-makers.  You can expect a casual fireside chat with RAA President and CEO, providing latest industry updates. You can also plan to socialize and enjoy a music-filled evening event at country music legend Luke Bryan’s restaurant, 32 Bridge, on Broadway, support the RAA Scholarship Fund during our Golf Tournament at the award-winning Hermitage Presidents Reserve, and bid on the various silent auction items available in the Exhibit Hall. This is the one event where you can gain a full appreciation for the depth and reach of the regional airline industry and the work RAA does to improve the future. You can view the complete event schedule here.

STS Aviation Group team members Kerry Obiala (Director of OEM Distribution, STS Component Solutions) , Ryan McComas (Sr. Account Manager of Global Regional Airline Sales, STS Component Solutions) Chad Truskowski (Director, Business Development, STS Line Maintenance and Shane King (Vice President, Aviation Services) will be available to meet with during the conference and discuss any of your company’s aircraft component, interiors and line maintenance service and support requirements.

Whether it’s participating in the many educational general sessions or networking with peers and potential customers, there is no shortage of great opportunities to connect at the RAA. Remember to fly by Booth #627 and meet the STS team.  We can’t wait to see you all in Nashville!