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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 US Department of Defense and OEM approved components for the F-18. 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 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-18 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-18’s lifecycle.
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.