Mammoth Freighters partners with STS for UK conversion line
19 / 10 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
Mammoth Freighters has signed a General Terms Agreement with STS Aviation Services (STS) to perform passenger-to-freighter conversions for the Mammoth 777 programme.
Work will be carried out at STS’ facility in Manchester, UK, and the multiyear agreement covers both the 777-200LR and 777-300ER aircraft.
“Ensuring that we have the right modification capacity in place around the world to meet the robust demand for the Mammoth 777 freighter programme is vital to our success,” stated Mammoth’s senior vice president of operations, David Steinmetz.
“STS has the experience, knowledge, capability and, most importantly, the high-quality reputation that we look for in an MRO partner. We are excited to have STS on our team and look forward to a productive, long-term relationship.”
The STS facility will also provide Mammoth with AOG, product support, and spares provisioning throughout Europe.
STS acquired the Manchester facility earlier this year as part of its expansion efforts, and this constitutes its third facility in the UK.
Mammoth will begin inducting 777 aircraft for modification at the facility in mid-2024.
Ian Bartholomew, managing director for STS Aviation Services, said: “This P2F programme assures stability in Manchester from day one and means we can forge ahead, investing in entry-level
engineers and trainee schemes giving them development opportunities in the area of major programmes and real-life aircraft engineering – when at the same time as taking capacity at Manchester to around 80% within two years of go live.”
Leasing firm AviaAM Leasing (AviaAM) was recently revealed as the launch customer for Mammoth Freighters’ B777-300ERMF freighter conversion programme.