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STS Aviation Group Announces Gary Pratt as New Sr. VP and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance

STS Aviation Group Announces Gary Pratt as New Sr. VP and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance

Jensen Beach, Florida – January 5, 2024 – STS Aviation Group (STS) announces the appointment of Gary Pratt as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance. With an illustrious career and a wealth of experience in aviation maintenance, Pratt is set to steer the company towards unprecedented growth and innovation.

As Sr. VP and General Manager, Pratt will oversee operations for 43 Line Maintenance stations across the United States, ensuring each maintains the highest standards of quality and safety that STS Aviation Group is known for. His leadership will be instrumental in enhancing operational efficiency, expanding service capabilities and driving customer satisfaction to new heights.

Pratt expressed his enthusiasm about the new role, stating, “I am honored and excited to lead STS Line Maintenance into its next chapter. The opportunity to work with such a talented team and to build upon the company’s sterling reputation is truly invigorating. Together, we will continue to innovate and elevate our service offerings, ensuring that STS remains at the forefront of the aviation maintenance industry.”

Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group, also shared his optimism about the appointment, “Gary’s extensive experience and proven leadership in aviation maintenance make him the ideal candidate to guide STS Line Maintenance. We are confident that under his stewardship, the division will flourish, setting new industry standards and further solidifying our position as a leading service provider. Gary’s vision for the future aligns perfectly with our commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Under Pratt’s leadership, STS Line Maintenance is poised for a new era of growth and success. His strategic foresight and unwavering commitment to quality are expected to usher in a wave of advancements in line maintenance services, ensuring that STS Aviation Group continues to exceed the expectations of its customers.

As the aviation industry continues to evolve, STS Line Maintenance and its dedicated team, under Pratt’s direction, are committed to staying ahead of the curve, adapting to changes and pioneering solutions that shape the future of aircraft maintenance.

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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

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

STS Aviation News

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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named Among Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders

STS Aviation Group’s CEO Named to Florida 500 List

Jensen Beach, Fla., October 30, 2023 – The illustrious pages of Florida Trend Magazine have once again featured STS Aviation Group‘s visionary CEO, Philip Anson Jr., celebrating him as one of the Sunshine State’s most influential business leaders. This marks the fifth time in the past six years that Anson has been honored with this esteemed accolade.

Anson is quick to deflect the spotlight from himself, opting to shine it on the entire STS Aviation Group team. In a gracious and heartfelt response, he underscores the collective effort behind this prestigious recognition. “To be acknowledged for your contributions is undeniably a special moment, but I must emphasize that this honor is not mine alone. The entire STS Aviation Group team deserves credit for this achievement. I view myself as a guide and mentor for our talented professionals, working tirelessly to chart a course that propels STS Aviation Group into a bright and promising future.”

Anson is also candid about the challenges that have marked the past three years, noting the exceptional resilience and dedication of his colleagues. With humility and pride, he emphasizes that while his name may grace the award, it truly belongs to the cohesive and committed STS Aviation Group family. In his words, “While the award bears my name, it is, in fact, a tribute to the exceptional individuals who collectively mold STS Aviation Group into the close-knit family we are today.”

The recognition of Philip Anson Jr.’s impactful leadership by Florida Trend Magazine serves as a testament to the unity, dedication, and innovative spirit that define STS Aviation Group’s culture.

To learn more about Florida Trend’s Florida 500 program, please visit: https://floridatrend500.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 Reorganizes STS Aviation Services Division

STS Aviation News

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., October 17, 2023 — STS Aviation Group (STS) announces the following organization changes to STS Aviation Services. These changes are effective January 1, 2024.

  • STS Aviation Services – North America will incorporate all base, line and component maintenance facilities throughout North America. Shane King will become EVP & Managing Director, STS Aviation Services NA.
  • STS Aviation Services – Europe will incorporate all base, line, component, and engine maintenance facilities in Europe. Mick Adams will retire as previously planned and take on a board advisory role. Adams will be replaced by Ian Bartholomew who will become EVP & Managing Director, STS Aviation Services EU.
  • STS Aviation Services – Mobile Solutions will incorporate the worldwide activities of STS that are performed away from base facilities. Currently, STS has extensive activity in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Daniel Burgess will become EVP & Managing Director, STS Aviation Services MS.
  • STS Aviation Services – Engineering Solutions will incorporate the worldwide engineering activities of STS. Ethan Steele will continue in his role of Sr. VP & General Manager, Engineering Solutions, heading up this sector.

“STS Aviation Services has gone through considerable growth over the past couple of years, and this new organization better aligns all business units into a cohesive leadership structure,” states Mark Smith, President, STS Aviation Services.

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Group, 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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Group Announces Mick Adams Is to Retire As CEO, STS Aviation Services Europe, And Appoints Ian Bartholomew as His Successor

STS Aviation News

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., October 16, 2023 — STS Aviation Group (STS) announces that Mick Adams is to retire as CEO, STS Aviation Services Europe, effective January 1, 2024. Adams will be replaced by Ian Bartholomew who will become EVP & Managing Director, STS Aviation Services EU.

Adams joined STS in 2019 at the inception of its strategy to grow exponentially in Europe. Since then, Adams has overseen the buildout of STS’ European operations while establishing STS Aviation Services as a real force in the region. Adams has constructed a very credible business that matches STS Aviation Services NA in both scale and scope.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have had Mick join STS to write the last chapter of his storied career in aviation,” states PJ Anson, CEO, STS Aviation Group. “Mick has been a true professional, guiding and nurturing the business during its inception.”

“Mick may be making a well-deserved retirement, but he has graciously agreed to continue his involvement in STS by taking on an board advisory role going forward,” says Mark Smith, President, STS Aviation Services. “Mick’s relationships in the industry are second to none, and we are delighted to have him continue to help build the business. We are also excited to have Ian take on the EVP & Managing Director role.”

Ian Bartholomew joined STS in January of 2020 as its Managing Director and has been Adams’ “right hand” during the inception of STS’ European business. Bartholomew knows the organization intimately and is Adams’ natural successor. Prior to joining STS, Bartholomew spent time with KLM UK Engineering Limited, Etihad Airways and Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

If you would like to learn more about STS Aviation Group, 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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Aviation Services Gains UK CAA Part 21-J Approval

STS Aviation Services Receives Regulatory Approval for Dedicated Aircraft Engine Shop in Manchester

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, March 14, 2023 — STS Aviation Services, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of STS Aviation Group, is pleased to announce that it has been granted UK CAA Design Office Part 21 Subpart J Approval.

The issue of regulatory approval follows nearly two years of executing several complex aircraft repairs and modifications while building the experience and database for both legacy and next-generation aircraft types.

“I am delighted that STS Aviation Services has been granted CAA Part21-J approval,” said Lee Burgess VP & Accountable Manager for Part 21J. “This is genuine testament to the hard work of the entire engineering organization. Customers of STS Aviation Group can now benefit from our repair and modification solutions, offering both CAA and FAA approval to keep their valuable assets flying safely.” 

The CAA Part 21-J Approval compliments the heavy and large-scale aircraft maintenance and modification capabilities that are being executed in the United Kingdom and, in conjunction with Ethan Steele, Senior Vice President for STS Engineer Services. For nearly two decades, Steele has devoted himself to the year-round delivery of safe, cost-effective aircraft repairs and modifications for airlines, lessors, and OEMs around the world. 

The need and appetite for STS Aviation Services’ growing repertoire of aircraft maintenance solutions continues to grow, and achieving this milestone is essential to solidifying the company’s position in the global marketplace.

“The receipt of STS Aviation Services UK CAA P21 Subpart J approval underpins STS Aviation Group’s capability to deliver fully integrated aircraft maintenance solution for new and existing customers,” said Brett Patterson, Head of Design for STS Aviation Services. “This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the P21-J team both here in the United Kingdom and in the United States. This approval brings opportunity, and it is the first step toward adding STC and Part21-G POA to our capabilities in the very near future.”

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 Receives Regulatory Approval for Dedicated Aircraft Engine Shop in Manchester

STS Aviation Services Receives Regulatory Approval for Dedicated Aircraft Engine Shop in Manchester

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, March 7, 2023 — STS Aviation Services (STS), the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of STS Aviation Group, receives regulatory approval for a dedicated aircraft engine shop at its base maintenance facility in Manchester, United Kingdom.
 
The approval was successfully transferred from STS Aviation Services’ facility in Newquay. The engine shop in Manchester has capacity for aircraft engine storage, inspection, repair and overhaul on several engine types; a direct compliment to STS’ in field support for aircraft engines.
 
“After a monumental team effort, STS Aviation Services began aircraft maintenance operations in Manchester on November 2, 2022,” states Mick Adams, Chief Executive Officer for STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “Since then, our team has delivered more than 40 aircraft to our clients on time and without delay. The aircraft engine shop is the natural next step toward helping our customers reduce aircraft maintenance costs and down time. The shop will be led by Mike Pilbrow who has years of experience in this field, and he has already embarked on building a team of aircraft engine specialists, and that’s creating a real buzz and energy in and around the facility.” 
 
With this added capability, STS Aviation Services once again proves its determination to become the United Kingdom’s leading, independent MRO provider. Through its extensive investments, training, and the recruitment of the aerospace industry’s top Engineers, STS Aviation Services will continue to provide exceptional nose-to-tail aircraft maintenance solutions to its customers.
 
“Our aircraft base maintenance facility in Manchester incorporates a combined engine maintenance area and sheet metal workshop,” states Ian Bartholomew, Managing Director of STS Aviation Services in the United Kingdom. “We are intent on developing further back shop capabilities, be it for an aircraft undergoing maintenance in Manchester or to support additional STS facilities and our teams in the field. With this new engine shop, we can now provide fully integrated solutions for aircraft engine maintenance by way of leveraging the industry-leading skills and standards executed in and amongst our teams.”
 
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 “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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com

STS Line Maintenance Receives FAA Diamond Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

STS Line Maintenance Receives FAA Diamond Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Jensen Beach, Fla., February 2, 2023 – For the fifth year in a row, STS Line Maintenance receives the FAA Diamond Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration. The award recognizes the company’s commitment to aircraft maintenance training and safety.

“The promotion of safety through regular and ongoing training has always been a focal point for our line maintenance teams, but to receive the FAA Diamond Award means 100% participation from our entire staff,” says Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “That’s hundreds of people rallying around a common cause year in and year out. That’s quite the accomplishment.”

Back in the early part of 2022, STS Line Maintenance enrolled itself into the FAA FAAST program; a program designed to promote safer skies through the ongoing training and education of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. In order to receive the FAA Diamond Award for its fifth straight year, every touch labor specialist employed by STS Line Maintenance had to successfully complete the year-long program with ratings levels that exceeded the Federal Aviation Administration’s justifiably high standards.

“This is an achievement that we take seriously, and it is an accomplishment that our entire team should be very proud of,” says Robby Bush, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of STS Line Maintenance. “We have an investment in our people backed by a large amount of time and money. This investments helps to ensure that we have the best of the best. I am very proud of our training department, along with our quality group, for working so hard to ensure that our training is top-notch and up to date with the current technology in todays market.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Line Maintenance and the award-winning aircraft maintenance solutions the team provides, please visit: https://www.stsaviationgroup.com/

About STS Line Maintenance: 

STS Line Maintenance operates 42 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 mechanics 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 about STS Line Maintenance and what makes it the company with “Solutions to Keep You Flying,” please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com or call 1-800-800-2400.

Media Contact: 

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

STS Component Solutions’ Tom Covella Transitions into Group Advisory Role & Promotes Timothy Russo to Division President, Component Solutions

STS Component Solutions’ Tom Covella Transitions into Group Advisory Role & Promotes Timothy Russo to Division President, Component Solutions

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., December 20, 2022 — STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading aircraft parts provider to the global aviation industry, announces that Tom Covella will transition from his role as Division President to become an Advisor to the Board of Directors. Tim Russo, STS Component Solutions’ Vice President of OEM Distribution, will succeed Covella and is being promoted to the role of Division President, effective January 1, 2023.

Russo joined STS Component Solutions in 2015 after serving 10 years at JetBlue Airways within their technical operations organization. Tim will report directly to Philip Anson Jr., CEO of STS Aviation Group.

“Tim is a fantastic choice to move into this position, and I have been working closely with both he and Tom to ensure that we have a seamless and effective transition,” states Anson. “We are very grateful to Tom for his 14-plus years of hard work and dedication, and we are excited about his desire to remain invested and engaged moving forward. Tom founded his component solutions business back in 2001, and he has been instrumental in helping the organization achieve unprecedented growth following STS’ acquisition in 2008.” Anson adds, “In Tom’s new role, we will continue to benefit from his unparalleled expertise in the aircraft components industry to help guide key growth initiatives well into the future.”

“This is a bittersweet time for me,” Covella says. “On one hand, I am moving on from the day-to-day management of a company that I founded, but on the other, I will now be afforded more time to strategize on the ambitious plans we have in place for future growth.” Tom adds, “I am fully confident that Tim will effectively lead our team going forward, and I have no doubt that the business will continue to thrive with him at the helm.”

“I am honored to take on this new leadership role, and I am energized and excited to guide the next chapter of STS Component Solutions’ growth,” says Russo. “Tom has built a great team that has proven they can meet any challenge, and I know that, together, we will continue our growth trajectory and succeed in the years to come.”

If you would like to learn more about STS Component Solutions, STS Aviation Group and the end-to-end aircraft maintenance solutions each provides, 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 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
bryan.shaw@stsaviationgroup.com