STS Component Solutions Acquires First PW4000 Series Engine

Palm City, Florida – Monday February 17th, 2014 – STS Component Solutions, a division of STS Aviation Group, announced the purchase of a Pratt & Whitney PW4056-3 Engine. The engine was previously operated by Malaysia Airlines and is currently being disassembled where all components will be re-certified and made available for sale. The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 441 kN). Built as the successor to the JT9D series engines; It powers the Airbus A310-300, A300-600 aircraft, Boeing 747-400, 767-200/300 as well as MD11 aircraft and is certified for 180-minute ETOPS if used in twinjets. This engine acquisition further broadens STS Component Solutions engine components service offerings.

Tom Covella, Group president of STS Component Solutions, stated

“This acquisition represents a great opportunity for STS Component Solutions to further diversify our engine component capabilities and product offerings. The procurement of this PW4000 Series engine is consistent with our strategy to increase our support for the engine supply chain aftermarket.  With over 900 aircraft currently operating this type of engine, this purchase will allow us to further broaden and diversify our service offerings.”

About STS Component Solutions

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 us at

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 schedule 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. For more information about STS Aviation Group Visit us at