STS Aviation Services, a division of STS Aviation Group and a leading MRO provider to the global aviation industry, has reached an agreement to lease an aircraft base maintenance facility in Manchester, UK. The hangar, capable of undertaking multiple lines of aircraft maintenance, will create more than 200 new jobs in the region over the next two years.
The news comes just a week after the company was selected as a long-term partner by Flybe Ltd to provide MRO support services at various locations throughout the UK.
Mick Adams, CEO of STS Aviation Services in Europe, says “In the coming months, our team will introduce 100+ jobs in Manchester with 100 more coming online in 2023. And as part of STS’ long-term resourcing strategy, we will launch new trainee and apprenticeship schemes, something that is critical to the future of aviation in the United Kingdom. I am enormously proud of the STS Aviation Services’ team members who have made this, our next stage of growth, possible.”
At present, STS Aviation Services has two aircraft base maintenance facilities in the UK: one in Birmingham and another in Newquay. It will begin its recruitment strategy for the Manchester facility immediately, and the station is expected to be fully operational by October of this year.
Ian Bartholomew, Senior VP of Commercial & Business Development at STS Aviation Services in Europe, adds “Positioning STS Aviation Services’ MRO capabilities at key airport gateways is a specific strategy designed to assist our loyal customers in reducing costs and elapsed times for aircraft maintenance events.”