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Podcast: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Mick Adams On His MRO Career

Mick Adams, CEO of STS Aviation Services UK

Hello, everyone. We have some exciting news to share.

“Congratulations” are in order for Mick Adams, STS Aviation Services‘ European CEO, for being given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” via Aviation Week at MRO Americas in Dallas yesterday morning.

For those who would like to learn more about Mick, his professional journey and his invaluable contributions to the global MRO industry, check out the podcast below!

Mick, we cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor. On behalf of the entire STS Aviation Group family, cheers to you and all that you have done for our company, the UK Aviation industry and the global MRO industry at large. We are so very proud of you!

Thanks everyone, and have a great day.

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

STS Aviation Services (Manchester Base Maintenance Facility) (2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the aircraft MRO solutions it provides to the global aerospace industry, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

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

For More information, contact:

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

STS Aviation Services Promotes Justin Johnson & Richard Castillo

STS Aviation Services Promotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STS Line Maintenance Opens New Station at CMH Airport in Columbus, Ohio

CMH Airport Line Maintenance

Jensen Beach, Florida, October 19, 2021 — STS Line Maintenance (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and one of the world’s leading Aircraft Maintenance providers, opens a new line maintenance station at CMH Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

“The expansion of STS Line Maintenance continues, and with the addition of the new Columbus station, that makes 37 stations in total,” communicates Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “As is the case with most new stations that we open, our clients reached out and requested our award-winning aircraft maintenance services in Columbus. And after careful consideration and months of planning, the new station is now open and already repairing aircraft.”

STS Line Maintenance’s station in Columbus will be open seven days a week, and the on-ground team has the ability to store spare parts on property, which adds a significant increase to the overall cost-saving’s benefits STS is able to deliver to its customers.

“This is another exciting step for us at STS Line Maintenance. As our company continues to expand its global reach, we will continue to provide the aerospace industry with cost-effective aircraft maintenance solutions at every turn,” states Robby Bush, Vice President and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance.

To learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the robust aircraft maintenance solutions it provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Line Maintenance:

STS Line Maintenance operates 37 line maintenance stations throughout the United States, Bahamas, United Kingdom and France. At each of these stations, our team(s) offer a full range of support services, FAA / DER engineering assistance, AOG response teams and enhanced reliability through rapid response times. Skilled Technicians stand ready to handle RON maintenance, turnaround checks, non-routine discrepancy reports and ground equipment maintenance via scheduled or on-call action. To learn more, please visit our website.

CMH Station Contact:

Josh Cherry
Station Manager
(614) 580-8339
cmhmgr@stslm.com

Media Contact:

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

TUI Airways Taps STS Aviation Services UK for MRO Support

TUI Airways Taps STS Aviation Services UK for MRO Support

BIRMINGHAM, 4 August, 2021 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to the global aviation industry, has been appointed by TUI Airways to carry out maintenance activity on their aircraft.

“We are extremely delighted that TUI Airways has awarded STS Aviation Services an agreement to support a number of maintenance inputs of the company’s various aircraft types,” states Ian Bartholomew, Vice President of Commercial for STS Aviation Services. “We look forward to further strengthening our relationship and supporting TUI Airways with projects in the future.

The aviation industry in Europe is still on the road to recovery as it emerges from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the latest updates regarding travel restrictions being relaxed in the United Kingdom, STS Aviation Services is receiving an increased number of requests for both line and base maintenance support.

 “Adaptable, enthusiastic and energetic are a few key words that describe the entire team at STS Aviation Services when presented with this terrific news,” said Colby Payne, Commercial Manager for STS Aviation Services. “TUI Airways is a key customer at our state-of-the-art facility in Birmingham, and we are thrilled to be selected again to perform a number of projects over the coming months.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global MRO solutions the company 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 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 Deploys European AOG Services

STS AOG Recovery

BIRMINGHAM, June 14, 2021 — STS Aviation Services‘ (STS) success is strengthened by its natural ability to respond to challenges and quickly change direction. There is no better example of this fact than STS AOG Recovery; a fleet of mobile, rapid-response teams made up of highly experienced Engineers. STS AOG Recovery teams have, in the past year alone, returned more than 50 AOG aircraft to revenue-generating service in double-quick time. 

As part of the company’s certified, nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance support service, STS Aviation Services has on-wing repair and fuel tank defect teams ready to cover Europe and be deployed on a moment’s notice.

“Rapid reaction is nothing new to our team, and our AOG Recovery expertise is evident,” says Patrick Meyer, Sr. Vice President of STS Aviation Services’ Shannon Ireland. “Our company has a proud history of supporting leading commercial, cargo and military operators while ensuring fleet availability around the clock. STS AOG provides a full repair and certification solution, allowing customers and operators to focus on other issues while we focus on getting their aircraft back in to service.” 

STS AOG Recovery teams deploy specially allocated vans kitted out with fall arrest equipment, compressors, and a wide variety of test equipment. In addition, each support van is stocked with a full range of specialist tools that allow our engineering teams to be fully self-sufficient, attending to its customers’ needs when working AOG or helping with base maintenance critical path events.

“Our experienced AOG engineers are rostered around the clock providing a speedy recovery solution to AOG situations all across Europe,” states Lee Burgess, Director of Operations for STS Aviation Services. “As the global aviation industry continues to recover from the pandemic, our team remains on its ‘front foot’ and will be proactively contacting airlines to ensure that we remain front and centre when it comes to getting their aircraft back into revenue-generating service.”

With specialist AOG Recovery teams standing by globally, STS Aviation Services is ready to assist with scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance events.

Contact the STS AOG Recovery teams 24/7/365 at +44 (0) 7955 028542 or email the team at AOG@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 internationally. These facilities, and the expert personnel that call each home, fuel the company’s drive to a seamless blend and a growing portfolio of MRO services to deliver to an all-encompassing aircraft maintenance, engineering and modification solutions package to the global aviation industry. To learn more about STS Aviation Services and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

For More information, contact:

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

 

STS Aviation Services Selected by SmartLynx Airlines to Provide MRO Support Across its Fleet of A330 Aircraft

BIRMINGHAM, May 13, 2021 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to the global aviation industry, has signed a long-term base maintenance agreement with SmartLynx Airlines (SLX).

“We are extremely delighted that SLX has awarded STS a long-term base maintenance contract to support the company’s Airbus A330 Aircraft,” states Ian Bartholomew, Vice President of Commercial for STS Aviation Services. “As a result of this contract we will be accomplishing a number of modification inputs at our state-of-the-art, wide-body aircraft modification and maintenance facility located in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and we look forward to supporting SLX with additional projects in the future.”

This agreement will grant SLX the ability to access high-quality, flexible MRO services for its growing fleet of A330 aircraft.

“The addition of the modified Airbus A330 aircraft is a big step forward for SmartLynx Airlines,” iterates Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines. “By expanding our service portfolio and expertise we are accommodating the rapidly changing market environment. STS Aviation Services’ seamless and timely support, as well as their dedication to quality, enabled us to execute our plans on time and budget. Having a reliable long-term partner in this growing stage of our business is crucial for staying competitive in the market, and we are pleased to have found one in STS Aviation Services.”

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

About STS Aviation Services:

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

For More information, contact:

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

STS Aviation Services & Aircraft Engine Lease Finance Execute Long-Term Maintenance Agreement

BIRMINGHAM, May 4, 2021 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to the global aviation industry, has signed a long-term base maintenance agreement with Aircraft Engine Lease Finance (AELF). 

“We are extremely delighted that AELF has awarded STS a long-term base maintenance contract to support their company’s Airbus A330 Aircraft, which will be operated by Maleth Aero” states Ian Bartholomew, Vice President of Commercial for STS Aviation Services. “As a result of this contract, we are already preparing to accept the first maintenance visit at our state of the art, wide-body aircraft maintenance facility located in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and we look forward to supporting AELF and Maleth with further projects in the future”

This agreement will give AELF and Maleth the ability to access high-quality, flexible MRO services for its growing fleet of A330 aircraft both now and in the years to come.

“Customer confidence is a key component to the underpinning of our company,” said Colby Payne, Commercial Manager for STS Aviation Services. “We value our recently developed partnership with AELF and look forward to expanding this partnership further.” 

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Services and the global aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services the company provides, please visit: www.stsaviationgroup.com

About STS Aviation Services:

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

For More information, contact:

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

STS Aviation Services Announces Five-Year Enabling Contract with Royal Air Force to Service Fleet of C17 Aircraft

BIRMINGHAM, April 20, 2021 — STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, announces a five-year contact to provide fuel tank repair services for the Royal Air Force’s fleet of C17 military transport aircraft.

“We are very excited to continue our longstanding relationship with the Ministry of Defense and the Royal Air Force,” said Patrick Meyer, Vice President of STS Aviation Services. “Supporting this campaign compliments our company’s existing business strategy while allowing our team to expand its capability set even further.”

The bulk of work for this program will take place at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and will be carried out by an experienced team of STS Fuel Tank Specialists based in the United Kingdom.

“Having expert aircraft maintenance personnel close to RAF Brize Norton is a huge strategic advantage for all parties involved,” said Rob Gray, Business Development Manager for STS Aviation Services. “Our mobile technicians are known internally as a ‘quick reactionary force,’ which means our existing Engineers and Aircraft Fuel Tank Specialists will always be accessible when maintenance needs arise on the C17 fleet.”

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

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