STS Line Maintenance plans to add more line stations in the U.S. and overseas after announcing the opening of new locations at airports soon to be vacated by HAECO Americas Line Services.
“We were all shocked by it,” says Mark Smith, group president of STS Aviation, of HAECO Americas’ announcement that it would exit line maintenance at all but one of its US locations by the end of 2016. Even if shocked and enduring a hurricane near its Florida headquarters, STS was moving quickly to look for opportunities in the HAECO drawdown. The privately-held company has grown from $15m to $250m in annual revenue in 17 years by being very nimble.
STS Line Maintenance (STSLM), a division of STS Aviation Group, has opened a new line maintenance station in West Plaines, New York to cover commercial and regional carriers operating out of nearby Westchester County Airport.