MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Maintenance, repair and overhaul provider STS Aviation Group has launched a new venture called STS GSE Services, dedicated to providing MRO for the aircraft ground support equipment market.
The branch will be overseen by Mark Smith, Group President at STS Aviation, and Gabriel Girard, who has been promoted from operations manager for STS Mod Center to director of operations at STS GSE Services.
"As president of every company under STS' Maintenance, Engineering and Modification Group, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to create synergies," Smith said. "Take STS Mod Center and STS Line Maintenance, for example. These two companies will now have a go-to company for ground service equipment (GSE) services, and that company will be internally housed under the STS Aviation Group umbrella.
"These types of synergies not only save us money, but we're able to pass on those savings to all of our clients requiring GSE services."
STS GSE Services will provide support from its base in Melbourne, Fla., and a network of more than 30 line maintenance stations in the United States and Bahamas.
"Servicing GSE equipment will be at the center of what we do, there's no doubt about that, but our team will also focus on refurbishing old equipment, selling parts and offering extended warranty services," Girard said. "We will be able to reduce client downtime and save them money, no matter where they are, geographically speaking, or how fast they need the job done."