STS Component Solutions Announces the Latest Joint Venture with Ancra International

Palm City, Florida -- STS Component Solutions and Ancra International announce the emergence of a Distribution Agreement to provide Power Drive Units (PDUs) to Commercial Aircraft and Freighters that are used on Boeing 767 -200/300/400 and Boeing 777 -200/300 Aircraft. Ancra International develops and manufactures Power Drive Units designed as drop-in replacements for original equipment. These aftermarket PDUs do not require any modification to the aircraft structural or electrical connections. Ancra’s Flexible Designs allow operators the ability to quickly arrange PDU configurations at a moment’s notice. The PDU feature a sophisticated control system to detect soft and hard pallet characteristics for optimized traction and reliability.

For over 40 years Ancra International has become a well-known designer and manufacturer of these self-lifting, low-profile units that weigh less than 9 pounds, resulting in a lower cost alternative to other in service PDUs.

Tom Covella, Group President of STS Component Solutions, states, “We are very excited about this new OEM partnership and product line as it further complements our OEM portfolio and product offerings. Our extensive background in aftermarket distribution and our ability to partner with a “World Class” organization like Ancra International represents a great opportunity for STS to further provide our customers with products and Solutions To Keep You Flying. We look forward to the expansion of our product line to include Ancra International and to explore other ways that this partnership will provide cost savings opportunities to our customers.”

About STS Component Solutions, LLC

Based in Palm City, Florida, STS Component Solutions specializes in the global marketing and distribution of OEM Products and services. STS’s specialized and technical approach to the market provides our OEM, Airline and MRO Business Partners with value-added services and solutions focused on creating cost savings opportunities. STS provides 24/7 global AOG coverage, and stocks inventory at strategic locations worldwide. For more information about STS Component Solutions, LLC visit

About STS Aviation Group

Based in Jensen Beach, Florida, the STS Aviation Group is a diversified company that specializes in support services for the aerospace industry through its four divisions: on-call and scheduled line maintenance through STS Line Maintenance; inventory solutions for airframe and engine components through STS Component Solutions; aerospace specific staffing services through STS AeroStaff Services; and, Engineering Support including 24x7 DER services through STS Engineering Solutions.

About ANCRA International

Ancra International was founded in 1969 to serve the cargo handling industry with a complete line of cargo restraint and conveyance equipment for the air, truck, rail and marine markets. Since its inception, Ancra International’s Aircraft Systems Division has evolved into an international leader in the design, development and manufacture of lightweight on-board cargo handling and restraint systems and components for fixed and rotary-wing commercial and military aircraft. Supporting both wide and narrow-body aircraft needs, Ancra’s products include powered and mechanical systems and components that can be found today on more than twenty different aircraft types.