Aero Precision, a military aviation aftermarket distributor based in Livermore, California, announced that it has acquired Kellstrom Defense, an aftermarket sustainment solutions provider, headquartered in El Segundo, California.
“Through this acquisition, Aero Precision creates one of the largest privately owned military aftermarket distribution businesses in the industry including repair and overhaul, manufacturing, engineering services, and logistics management,” said Darryl Mayhorn, Aero Precision President and CEO.
“The combination of Aero Precision and Kellstrom Defense’s aftermarket solutions and expanded global channel will ensure our government and military aviation customers worldwide receive improved mission readiness through ample support capabilities,” said Chris Celtruda, Kellstrom Defense CEO. “We look forward to a rapid integration of the business teams and are working to exceed customer expectations in the coming months.”
Aero Precision and Kellstrom Defense serve a broad portfolio of military aircraft platforms such as C-130, UH-60, F-15, F-16, and F-18. This new bundle of parts and services creates an opportunity to streamline logistics management across the combined organization to provide added value for our customers and partners.
In addition, the combination will give Aero Precision access to more legacy aircraft such as the B707 (military applications include E-8/JSTARS and E-3), F-5 and P-3, as well as additional OEM partnerships. “The acquisition of Kellstrom Defense will create great value for our customers and partners through enhanced operational capabilities including repair and overhaul, manufacturing- and engineering services,” said Darryl Mayhorn. “The future is bright as we continue to delight customers by chasing and providing limitless military aviation aftermarket solutions.”
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