F-16 Support

As platforms age, OEM support for sustainment diminishes and end-users tasked with maintaining operational readiness are faced with critical supply
chain deficits. Kellstrom Defense offers its military customer base legacy aircraft solutions that address these shortfalls. We are a global provider of comprehensive support for U.S. manufactured legacy defense platforms including fighters, transports,
patrol aircraft and helicopters.

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        Landing Gear
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    • Kellstrom Defense is a stocking distributor of USAF and OEM approved/Hologram components. Agreements with key industry partners to support this platform,
      including OEM’s and manufacturers, play a vital role in the company’s commitment
      to its “Total Support” approach to legacy platform sustainment. Kellstrom Defense
      has identified the major F-16 distribution channel deficits and partnered with providers
      to bridge that gap. We collaborate with OEM’s, manufacturers and Customers to establish a formula for the optimum balance between pricing and availability.
      Distribution agreements include but are not limited to:


      • Aerosonic_Corporation   Ametek_Aerospace_Defense

        Fokker Landing Gear   Honeywell Defense & Space   Jay-Em Aerospace, Inc.

        Meggitt Polymers Composites

    • Kellstrom Repair Services owns and operates FAA and
      EASA approved Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
      facilities across multiple sites and employs an alliance of
      certi­fied and licensed partners.


      APU, EDC, Cooling Turbine, Fuel and Pneumatic Solutions:
      Kellstrom Repair Services (KRS) is a 14 CFR Part-145 and EASA Part-145 repair station specializing in the complete repair and overhaul of hydraulic, fuel, electro-mechanical, pneumatic accessories, landing gear, wheels and brakes, C-130 APU overhaul, and various instruments in support of U.S. manufactured, legacy military aircraft. Capabilities extend beyond repairs to incorporate tooling development, engineering design, and fabrication.

      Avionic, Hydraulic and Landing Gear Solutions:
      Kellstrom Repair Services-Miramar is a FAA (3KRR581C) and EASA (145.4529) approved repair station specializing in the complete repair and overhaul of Accessory Class III and Instrument Class I, II, III and IV products.

      Repair Management: Leveraging In-house Capabilities and Qualified Network of Resources
      With a dedicated group of experts having a combined experience of over 70 years in the aviation industry, we have established strategic alliances with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service centers around the world to offer a full spectrum of repair capabilities to our customers. There are numerous advantages associated with a single point repair management solution: Single Point of Contact, Regulatory Administration, Finance Administration, Warranty Management and Economies of Scale.
    • We team with Lockheed Martin approved sources to offer a number of engineering and manufacturing solutions designed to reduce traditional replacement costs and lead times of aging airframe components. Our experience on the F-16 platform encompasses both knowledge and capability across many of the airframe elements of the aircraft including the manufacture of numerous airframe components. This has afforded us substantial experience working within the parameters of the OEM’s quality and technical documentation, and enabled us to provide solutions for challenges unique to the F-16’s lifecycle.


      Wing Repair Case Study:

      We partner with the OEM to offer new manufacture, repaired and/or overhauled wings.

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    • In an effort to offer maximum benefits from our “Total Support” business model, we work with our Customers to establish short and long term program packages customized to specific sustainment requirements and budget limitations. Current programs include:

      Contractor Logistics Support (CLS):

      We offer our Customers comprehensive parts management for F-16 fleet sustainment in collaboration with their depot maintenance partners.

      Rotable Repair

      We offer rotable inventory management programs including exchange pools for systems and sub-systems: hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, fuel and engine, etc.

      Life Extension/
      Sub-system Upgrades:

      We offer system modernizations designed to extend service life by replacing obsolete systems and components with modern solutions.


      Royal Thai Air Force Rotable Repair Program:

      We provide the Royal Thai Air Force with a turn-key rotable repair management program for critical/complex components for their F-16 fleet. Inventory is maintained on-site at the RTAF Air Force Base.

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      Honeywell ACADC:

      The Honeywell Advanced Central Air Data Computer (ACADC) is a qualified, form, fit and function replacement for the 40 year old
      CADC and has several feature improvements.

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      Honeywell CCMFD (LED Backlight):

      The Honeywell CCMFD (LED Bacllight) replaces the traditional flourescent light. The more rugged design offers numerous advantages including improved reliability & reduced power usage.

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      IS&S Solid State Barometric Altimeter:

      The IS&S Model 9D-00249 Solid State Barometric Altimeter utilizes advanced technology and is 20 times more reliable and 3 times more accurate than standard designs.

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      Landing Gear Solutions:

      Goodrich licensed and USAF approved, Kellstrom Defense partners with Fokker to provide complete landing gear solutions including manufacture, repair & overhaul solutions.

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