Kellstrom Defense provides distribution, repair services, engineered products, and logistics solutions for U.S. manufactured legacy fighters, transporters, and patrol aircraft and helicopters.

We maintain long-term customer relationships in the domestic and international markets and are uniquely positioned to meet a full range of customer challenges for the defense aircraft maintenance market. Our business model is aligned with building a bundle of parts, services and solutions to meet the needs of military legacy platform operators and maintainers. We believe that our long-term OEM relationships ensure proprietary part availability, and the addition of component MRO and repair management ensure refurbishment needs are addressed. We continue to invest in licensing, proprietary tooling and unique product development to address the late-in-life needs of defense platforms where an OEM solution may no longer be available. The breadth of our solutions for these aircraft operators, across a variety of platforms, is what distinguishes our solution in the global market.

Our group of companies includes distribution, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and engineering & manufacturing divisions. We collectively collaborate with key partnerships to provide a suite of complex solutions that addresses operational readiness for end users maintaining these aging aircraft. We support legacy fixed and rotary wing aircraft including but not limited to F-5, T-38, F-16, F-15, F-18, A-10, C-130, P-3, Boeing 707 derivatives and several rotary platforms. Kellstrom Defense is headquartered in El Segundo, CA, USA, and has over 200 employees and sales representatives strategically located throughout the world.

The Kellstrom Defense Promise

  • Innovation

    Developing unique ideas that provide solutions for all challenges.

  • Integrity

    Conducting ourselves to the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.

  • Accomplishment

    Commitment to excellence in everything we do to exceed expectations.

  • Ownership

    Accepting accountability to achieve and deliver high quality work.

  • Collaboration

    Building constructive relationships through a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.

The Kellstrom Defense Advantage

The respected global leader for defense aircraft sustainment.

Deploying an experienced team and complete capabilities to solve customer challenges.

The leader in keeping aircraft flying for a safer world