STS Aviation, part of the STS Group, is set to open a maintenance facility at Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) after agreeing to lease the hangar previously used by defunct airline Thomas Cook.
The new facility will operate multiple maintenance lines and consolidate STS Aviation’s position as one of the UK’s leading MRO providers. It will also create 200 jobs in the local area over the next 2 years.
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.”
Expected to be open by October 2022, the station will start recruiting immediately to fill the roles needed to launch.
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.
“This is a very exciting project for our team; one that will see STS Aviation Services positioned as the largest and most dynamic independent MRO in the United Kingdom,” says Mark Smith, President of STS Aviation Group. “As STS Aviation Services continues to grow its global footprint, we remain excited about bringing new jobs, new customers and our team’s innovative aircraft maintenance solutions to Manchester.”
STS Aviation already has UK MRO sites at Birmingham and Newquay.