STS Component Solutions Enters Rotorcraft and Bizjet Sectors

 - March 6, 2013, 9:45 AM

Palm City, Fla.-based STS Component Solutions, a five-year-old company that has thus far served the airlines, will expand into helicopters and business aviation as well. According to Tom Covella, group president of STS Component Solutions, the growth stems from partnerships established with Donaldson, Skurka Aerospace and Esterline Mason, as well as expansion of its support work for MarathonNorco and Avionic Instruments. “The helicopter market is global in nature and it’s expanding. Some of our component manufacturers are beginning to see there’s more in the aftermarket than they realized. The demand for batteries, filtration products, static inverters, starter/generators and other components is continuously increasing. When they looked at that demand, they concluded that they were covered in the airline side of the business but didn’t have the entrenchment they were looking for in the helicopter and business aviation sectors. We offer the OEMs a distribution philosophy and proactive marketing approach into those markets,” Covella told AIN.