Safety Training Systems, Inc. (STS) has earned a reputation as a consistently reliable subcontractor of custom training equipment hardware to major prime contractors in the aviation and defense industries. In addition to the military sector, STS is considered to be the leading supplier of cabin attendant training equipment to both the domestic and international airline communities.
STS has developed specialized skills in its ability to design and manufacture to detailed customer specifications and statements of work. This capability allows STS to interpret and implement demanding customer requirements and to produce from STS generated design drawings or customer supplied build-to-print drawing packages.
STS is a woman-owned small business with broad capabilities, acknowledged flexibility, and competitive rates which provide definite advantages to prime contractors and end users in today’s competitive marketplace.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has classified STS’ geographical location as a historically underutilized business zone area. Therefore, the SBA has certified STS as a "Qualified HUBZone small business concern (SBC)".
Safety Training Systems, Inc., a privately held Oklahoma corporation, was founded in 1978 to pursue commercial airline training device business. The emphasis at that time was placed on emergency evacuation, cabin service and aircraft system trainers.
In 1985, the market focus of the company was broadened to include the aggressive pursuit of U.S. military training device and mock-up business. At that time, STS developed and instituted the necessary systems and procedures for execution of military programs. These actions and related capabilities have enabled STS to properly manage military programs and enhanced the ability of the company to manage commercial programs.
In 1996, STS acquired the assets of the cabin training equipment portion of Thomson Training & Simulation, Inc. (TTSI). The acquisition of this well-established supplier, formerly known as Burtek, resulted in a larger organization with substantially greater capacity to serve the domestic and international airline community. The addition of several experienced management and technical individuals and the intellectual properties and engineering know-how involved in the acquisition placed STS in a much stronger position to serve the airline customer.