STS Aviation Group's line maintenance business has set up multiple new stations since the start of last year, and the latest two additions to the network aren’t expected to be the last in 2018.
The Florida-headquartered company’s push to grow its network coincided with it acquiring a number of the 17 locations offloaded by HAECO Americas in October 2016, with the company choosing to focus on MRO services and cabin solutions work instead.
With its line station at Orlando Melbourne International Airport opening earlier this year and a location at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee opening in the next few weeks, STS’ line maintenance business will have 30 stations operating across the U.S. and the Bahamas by mid-April 2018.
More line stations are likely later this year and will take STS’ line network beyond 30 stations, says Robby Bush, STS Line Maintenance’s VP and general manager. “We are always looking to expand when it makes sense for us and our customers to do so,” he says.
To date, Bush says the line station network have been operating smoothly and efficiently. “When you take into account how much we have grown over the past 15 months, there have no doubt been challenges but these challenges make us stronger; they help us to learn, to adapt and to streamline our aircraft maintenance operations.”