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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 USAF and OEM approved 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-15 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:
Kellstrom Repair Services owns and operates FAA 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
We team with Boeing 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-15 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-15’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 F-5 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.