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STS Aviation Group Hires Michael John Adams to Spearhead European Operations

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Oct. 17, 2019 — Fresh off the heels of acquiring Apple Aviation and purchasing the former Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) wide-body aircraft hangar in Birmingham, England, STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, announces that it has appointed Michael John Adams to oversee its European Operations.

Adams will immediately begin to manage Apple Aviation, the wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham and all other existing STS entities in Europe.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “When our team set out to find someone with the skills, experience and industry knowledge needed to spearhead our company’s European operations, one name kept coming up. And shortly after meeting Mick in person, I think our company stakeholders all knew that we had found the right man for the job.”

Adams brings nearly 40 years of industry experience with him having previously served as the Vice President of Transformational Deals, the Executive Vice President of Etihad Airways Engineering and the Managing Director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

On his recent appointment, Adams said, “I’m thrilled to join STS Aviation Group, and I look forward to the rewarding challenge that will come from leading its highly motivated European teams. When you add STS’ existing expertise to the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation and the purchase of the wide-body aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, you get the perfect, all-encompassing MRO solution. I look forward to servicing our clients’ immediate and future needs, and I cannot think of better organization to be a part of as I enter the pinnacle of my career.”

To learn more about STS Aviation Group, please visit: https://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

STS Aviation Group Acquires Apple Aviation

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23, 2019 — STS Aviation Group (STS), a leading global aviation solutions company, acquires Apple Aviation, a world-wide MRO organization based out of the United Kingdom.

With this acquisition, STS continues its recent global expansion. The company will immediately begin to offer aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services to customers at a state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance facility located in Newquay, England. The facility houses more than 150,000 square feet of space; 40,000 of which is dedicated as a parts processing facility.

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, said “As some may recall, STS made a strategic move into Europe earlier this year after acquiring Triumph Aviation Services’ NAAS Division. And with the recent acquisition of Apple Aviation, our company continues to grow on a global scale.”

P.J. Anson, CEO of STS, said “This is a really exciting time for STS Aviation Group and the clients we service. So many of our existing customers have unique MRO needs outside of the United States, and now we have the facilities, the manpower and the strategic resources necessary to offer a full-range of aircraft maintenance solutions to clients all over the world.”

Bernard Longman, Founder and Director of Apple Aviation, said “Apple Aviation is a UK-based MRO that operates globally while supporting various customers including airlines, lessors, military organizations and OEMs. The business had grown rapidly over the last five years, and the founders decided that a partnership through acquisition was the best step forward for the company. We met with various investors and decided that the STS Aviation Group history, team and profile was the best fit for our business. Together, we look forward to expanding our services across the world as part of STS’ M.E.M. (Maintenance, Engineering & Modification) group. Scott Whittlestone and Simon Pickford, the other two founders of Apple Aviation, will also be remaining as key members of the management team with the intention of building the leading, third-party MRO provider in Europe.”

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