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/Hologram components for the F-16. Agreements with key industry partners to support this platform, including Original Equipment Manufacturers, play a vital role in the company’s commitment to its “Total Support” approach to platform sustainment. Kellstrom Defense has identified major F-16 distribution channel deficits and partnered with providers to bridge that gap. We collaborate with our partners and customers to establish and maintain availability for a broad range of components.
Kellstrom Defense owns and operates an FAA-approved and Honeywell and AMETEK certified repair station specializing in the complete repair and overhaul of Accessory Class III, Instrument Class I, II, III, and IV products, as well as various instruments in support of U.S. manufactured, legacy military aircraft.
Capabilities extend beyond repairs to include:
Components include, but are not limited to:
Kellstrom Defense offers a full spectrum of repair capabilities to its customers.
Our dedicated group of experts have a combined experience of over seventy years in the aviation industry. We have established strategic alliances with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service centers around the world.
Advantages associated with a single point repair management solution:
We offer engineering and manufacturing solutions designed to reduce traditional replacement costs and lead times of aging airframe components. Our experience on the F-5 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-5’s lifecycle.
Wing Repair Case Study
We partner with the OEM to offer new manufacture, repaired and/or overhauled wings.
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:
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.
Landing Gear Solutions
Goodrich licensed and USAF approved, Kellstrom Defense partners with Fokker to provide complete landing gear solutions including manufacture, repair & overhaul solutions.