STS secures CAA Part 145 approval for base maintenance in UK

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Aviation MRO provider, STS Aviation Services (STS), a division of STS Aviation Group, has secured CAA Part 145 approval to conduct base maintenance operations at its aircraft maintenance facility in Birmingham, UK.

Aircraft types included in the approval cover the Airbus A320 family and A330, and the Boeing 737NG and 757, with additional aircraft due to be added in the coming months. The STS team will immediately focus on aircraft modifications, structural repairs, engine changes, A Checks, C Checks, lease transition and bridging checks.

Mick Adams, SVP and CEO of STS Aviation Services said, “Against the devastating backdrop Covid-19 has cast across our industry, I am happy to be able to deliver some good news. STS Aviation Services has received Part 145 approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority – and in record time no less. While our company’s first priority right now is the safety and welfare of its people, we look forward to commencing operations as soon as possible and welcoming our growing global customer base to a truly remarkable facility.”

STS Aviation Services has plans in motion to increase its active workforce at the 120,000 sq ft BHX maintenance centre to 100 mechanics and engineers by the end of 2020. The team is also looking to move its active headcount past the 250 mark by the end of 2021.

“Even in our current global climate, aircraft need to be maintained and modified,” said Kevin Dudley, chief commercial officer at STS Aviation Services. “This puts our company in a unique position to not only help the global aerospace industry in a great time of need, but to also help the mechanics and engineers who keep our aircraft flying safely.”

With this new approval, STS Aviation Services now operates two base maintenance facilities in the UK; one in Birmingham (BHX) and the other in Newquay (NQY). The company also operates a third base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida.

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