The STS Aviation Group is proceeding quickly with its expansion in line stations and also expanding into a new repair and modification business.
Since the acquisition of HAECO Americas’ line services in December of 2016, “things have been going very well,” says Marketing Director Bryan Shaw. By mid-March STS Line Maintenance had increased its station count from 14 to 24. “Each new facility is now fully operational, and we’re considering opening a handful of new stations sometime in 2017,” Shaw says.
The STS Aviation Group now has 412 full-time employees in six divisions. This number has grown steadily over the past four years, and Shaw expects continued growth in 2017 and beyond.
STS’s Line Maintenance division has long held certification from FAA and a few months ago, it obtained EASA certification as well.
Shaw says STS is always looking to expand its service offering. “With new aerospace technologies emerging all of the time, we work hard to ensure that our technicians and engineers are well-versed in the latest trends and changes, so we can continue to offer the best maintenance and engineering support in the industry.”
STS recently launched a new Aircraft Repair and Modification division and an extensive, customizable Aircraft Maintenance program. The new division is focusing on structural aircraft modifications, cargo conversions and avionics services. Shaw says it will ensure customers that their aircraft operate at peak performance, keep MRO and modification costs low and eliminate AOGs.
The new division will not actually perform maintenance, but work as a subcontractor to either an MRO or an airline. “There are no plans to have our own facility at this point,” Shaw says. The division is already assisting several MROs. And STS has committed a sixth of its staff, more than 70 employees, to the new division and plans to add more in the not-too-distant future.