P-3 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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        Electrical Power
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        Equipment & Furnishings
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        Fire Protection
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        Flight Controls
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        Hydraulic Power
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        Ice and Rain Protection
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        Indicating Systems
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        Landing Gear
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        Auxiliary Power Unit
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        Nacelles and Pylons
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        Power Plant
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        Engines & Systems
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        Accessory Gear Boxes

    • Kellstrom Defense is an Authorized Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion Distributor.

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      Exclusive 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 P-3 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:

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    • 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 P-3 platforms 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 P-3’s lifecycle.

    • 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 P-3 fleet sustainmentin 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.


      Air Turbine ATS:

      Honeywell's Air Turbine Starter Upgrade uses the same major components as the orignal ATS and offers several material upgrades
      and increased load capacity.

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      AMS Upgrade:

      Honeywell's Air Multiplier Upgrade offers increased reliability, improved safety, AMS speed within a narrow band, and drop in replacement.

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      Engine Oil Cooler:

      Honeywell's Engine Oil Cooler Recore® Process offers reduced man hours, a corrosion resitant design and material, reliability oil cooling capabiities and is the most cost effective solution available to extend service life.

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      HF Antenna Upgrade:

      ASB Avionics HF Shunt Antenna solution solves the critical issues associated with long wire antennas on all P-3 Orion aircraft. The solution is applicable to all P-3 models.

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      Nose Gear Drag Strut Assembly:

      We have partnered with Snowline Aerospace, Inc., to manufacture Lockheed Martin CCP approved replacement struts to prevent possible gear collapse. These are direct replacements made of high grade machined aluminum.

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      Orion Pylon Refurbishment Program:

      P-3 Orion Pylon Refurbishment Program represents a partnership with American Valley Aviation (AVA), the only U.S. Navy approved overhaul facility, to offer complete overhaul and repair solutions.

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