09/11/2015 – STTS, setting up in the Middle East

STTS, a specialist in aircraft painting, setting up in the Middle East

Dubai Airshow, Dubai South, 9th November 2015

STTS, a specialist in painting & sealing of airline, military and VIP aircraft, belonging to the French group Finaero, announces the launch of a purpose built paint hangar at Dubai South.

In order to offer its customers greater proximity, STTS is investing in a 34 million USD project that will accommodate a wide body painting bay at the new international airport.

Already well developed in Europe and China, STTS has over the years acquired the reputation of a leader in its sector. It also benefits from QAPS, a branch specialized in high Quality Aircraft Painting Services. The group’s goal is now to encompass a Middle Eastern service offering. The growing region’s demand for quality makes it an ideal platform for STTS.

The site will also accommodate an aircraft interior back shop. Indeed, STTS’ sister company AIP, also benefits from renowned expertise, in airline, corporate and VIP cabin refurbishment and completions.

Christophe Cador, President of Finaero and STTS said, “Our group’s vision, throughout STTS and its Finaero sister companies, is to offer customers proximity and quality. The main principle guiding our daily actions – partnering worldwide with our customers – makes Dubai South, thanks to its international airport and its people’s professionalism, a key location for us”.

Khalifa AlZaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (the parent organization of Dubai South), said: “The STTS new state-of-the-art facility adds to the aviation and aerospace ecosystem at Dubai South, bringing it closer to its ambition of becoming the only hub outside of North America and Europe to offer a complete ecosystem to the aviation and aerospace industry. We are setting the stage to enable our partners to connect better with a flourishing regional market and, by extension, to the global market.”

The new state-of-the-art painting bay will enter into operation in late 2018.

STTS Groundbreaking Ceremony Dubai South


From left to right:

Frederic Seguy, Sales & Marketing Manager Finaero

Christophe Cador, President & CEO Finaero & STTS

Khalifa AlZaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (the parent organization of Dubai South)

Mohammed Al Falasi, Senior Manager, Aviation Sales, Dubai South

MORE ON STTS – www.stts-group.com

STTS, a Finaero company, specializes in aircraft & parts painting & sealing. It benefits from over 1100 permanently employed staff worldwide across 50 sites, including 12 dedicated painting hangars. Its capabilities include aircraft sized from Helicopters, Citation/Learjet up to Airbus A380. Its certifications: EN 9100, ISO 9001:2015, EASA PART 145, ISO 14001, AIRBUS in-house certification, OHSAS 18001, combined with its unique training center for painters in Toulouse, STAT.

Finaero, STTS’ mother company, is a French industrial and international group, present in ten countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and is also active in airline, corporate and VIP aircraft completions (AIP) and in cabling and wire assemblies for the energy, medical, aviation and rail sectors (CIEE). Finaero’s turnover in 2015 attained 126m€.


Frederic Seguy – fseguy@finaero.com

+33 6 80 28 00 16

Published 11/09/2015

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