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Kellstrom Defense is an Authorized Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion Distributor.
Exclusive agreements with key industry partners to support this platform, including OEMs and manufacturers, play a vital role in the company’s commitment to legacy platform sustainment. Kellstrom Defense has identified the major P-3 distribution channel deficits and partnered with providers to bridge that gap. We collaborate with OEMs, manufacturers and customers to establish a formula for the optimum balance between pricing and availability. Distribution agreements include the following:
APU, EDC, Cooling Turbine, Fuel and Pneumatic Solutions
Kellstrom Repair Services (KRS) is a 14 CFR Part-145 repair station specializing in the complete repair and overhaul of hydraulic, fuel, electro-mechanical, pneumatic accessories, landing gear, wheels and brakes, C-130 APU overhaul, and various instruments in support of U.S. manufactured, legacy military aircraft. Capabilities extend beyond repairs to incorporate tooling development, engineering design, and fabrication.
Avionic, Hydraulic and Landing Gear Solutions
Kellstrom Repair Services-Miramar is a FAA (3KRR581C) approved repair station specializing in the complete repair and overhaul of Accessory Class III and Instrument Class I, II, III and IV products.
Repair Management: Leveraging In-house Capabilities and Qualified Network of Resources
With a dedicated group of experts having a combined experience of over 70 years in the aviation industry, we have established strategic alliances with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service centers around the world to offer a full spectrum of repair capabilities to our customers. There are numerous advantages associated with a single point repair management solution: Single Point of Contact, Regulatory Administration, Finance Administration, Warranty Management and Economies of Scale.
We team with Lockheed Martin 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 P-3 platforms 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 P-3’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.
Air Turbine ATS
Honeywell's Air Turbine Starter Upgrade uses the same major components as the orignal ATS and offers several material upgrades and increased load capacity.
Engine Oil Cooler
Honeywell's Engine Oil Cooler Recore® Process offers reduced man hours, a corrosion resitant design and material, reliability oil cooling capabiities and is the most cost effective solution available to extend service life.
Nose Gear Drag Strut Assembly
We have partnered with Snowline Aerospace, Inc., to manufacture Lockheed Martin CCP approved replacement struts to prevent possible gear collapse. These are direct replacements made of high grade machined aluminum.