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.
Kellstrom Defense is a stocking distributor of US Department of Defense and OEM approved components. Agreements with key industry partners to support this platform, including OEMs 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 HCH-47 distribution channel deficits and partnered with providers to bridge that gap. We collaborate with OEMs, manufacturers and customers to establish and maintain availability for a broad range of components.
We team with Boeing approved sources to offer a number of Engineered Products solutions designed to reduce traditional replacement costs and lead times of aging airframe components. Our experience on the CH-47 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 CH-47’s lifecycle.
Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
We offer our Customers comprehensive parts management for CH-47 fleet sustainment in collaboration with their depot maintenance partners.
Rotable Repair Program
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.