28 jobs to be created by merger

28 jobs to be created by merger


Aidan O’Leary, Mark Robertson (President) and Alan Dunne STS UJET – Photo: Arthur Ellis.

Twenty eight new jobs will be created in the Shannon Free Zone over the next two years following the merging of two companies.

aircraft interior modification and refurbishment specialist, previously trading as indigenous Irish company UJet Group has announced that it is expanding its business operation and establishing a European Hub at Shannon Free Zone following a merger with US company STS Component Solutions.

STS Component Solutions is a division of STS Aviation Group, which currently offer materials management, engineering services, technical support, original equipment manufacturer distribution, and supply chain management solutions to the aerospace industrybased in Florida.

The company will now offer its growing global customer base robust Aircraft Interior refurbishment and modification services including, full cabin reconfiguration, aircraft seats and support services under the newly formed brand, STS UJet.

Making the announcement Mark Robertson, President, STS UJet said: “We are delighted to be expanding our operation to Shannon Free Zone. Our new facilities provide us with the space to grow and expand into the future. Within two years we expect to more than double our workforce to 50 people, which currently stands at 22 people.

“Our customers currently include 15 of the world’s top aviation leasing companies among them AerCap, Avalon, Dubai Aerospace, BBAM and airlines such as TUI fly and Globus operating for S7 Airlines. As the region’s premier FAA/EASA 145 approved aircraft interior repair shop we are looking forward to offering our existing and new customers an extended range of new services through our parent company STS Group.”

STS Ujet will join the growing cluster of 60 aviation companies based at Shannon Free Zone which employ over 2,600 people. The company has secured its property requirements from Shannon Commercial Properties, a Shannon Group company, which manages one of Ireland’s largest property portfolios including Shannon Free Zone where over 7,500 people are employed.

Commenting on the new venture, Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Shannon Commercial Properties said: “We are delighted to have been able to provide the property solutions that STS UJet needs to grow. The company are taking newly refurbished facilities totalling 38,000 sq ft in Shannon Free Zone.  In expanding the component repair capability of the Aviation Cluster at Shannon, STS UJet is greatly enhancing the versatility of the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC).”

To learn more about STS UJet, STS Component Solutions or STS Aviation Group, please visit www.stsaviationgroup.com


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.