STS Aviation Group’s division STS Aviation Services has grown its C-check services team and expanded its Airbus tooling as the company ramps up work inside of its base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida.

    “We are beginning to see more and more commercial aircraft come out of storage,” said Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “When that happens, a C-Check is often required before an aircraft can return to service. Right now, our team in Melbourne is turning C-Checks over very quickly, and that spells immediate revenue for our commercial clients who are all eager to get their aircraft back in the sky as soon as possible.”

    According to US domestic air travel data points provided by the TSA, a typical day in August of 2019 saw 2.5 million passengers take to the skies. However, STS Aviation says that, on 23 August this year, that number was 841,806. While a 66 per cent reduction in year-over-year traffic is nowhere near normal, that percentage is far better now than it was in April of 2020 when US domestic air travel was experiencing a 95 per cent reduction in passenger traffic on average.

    “I am so proud of the work our Melbourne team is doing right now,” said Shane King, vice president of STS Aviation Group. “Over the past few months this crew has exhibited a level of resilience worthy of praise. Their collective ability to rise above the looming uncertainty caused by Covid-19 to become a crucial cog in the wings of recovery for the commercial aviation industry has been remarkable to witness.”

    STS Aviation Services says it has recently added 15 new members to its aircraft maintenance team in Melbourne, and that team just accepted a C-check A319, a project that is already putting its newly expanded Airbus tooling to good use.

    STS Aviation Services operates three state-of-the-art aircraft hangars, two interior modification facilities and more than 40 line maintenance stations both stateside and aboard, offering a growing portfolio of MRO services including aircraft maintenance, engineering and modification solutions.