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Kellstrom Aerospace Group Announces the Addition of John McKirdy as Senior Vice President

August 3rd, 2021


Davie, Florida – August 3, 2021
– A leader in Aviation Life-Cycle Cost Management Solutions, Kellstrom Aerospace Group announces the hiring of John McKirdy as Senior Vice President. McKirdy has been involved in broad aviation aftermarket services for over 30 years with a focus and experience in executive management, operational excellence, and strategic sales.

“John’s experience complements the existing executive team members and the overall strategy of the Kellstrom Aerospace Group of companies”, said Kellstrom CEO, Jeff Lund. “With all of this experience, John’s immediate focus is to enhance the existing capabilities and systems at our Vortex Aviation facility in Davie, FL, and alongside our management team lead our growth initiatives and strategies. We are extremely pleased to have John join our Team.”

McKirdy's most recent role was Chief Commercial Officer at Wencor Group, LLC. Prior to that role, while at Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC McKirdy served as Vice President of Global Aftermarket and General Manager of the San Diego Engine FAA Repair Station. Previously, McKirdy was with Air Canada in a variety of leadership roles, including P&L responsibility for the Engine Maintenance Centre and Eastern Operations for Airframe Maintenance. He has an MBA from The John Molson School of Business- Concordia University, Montreal Canada.


“I am very proud to be joining the Kellstrom Aerospace Group team with a focus on engine services and management for Vortex Aviation’s Davie, Florida facility. Kellstrom and Vortex’s comprehensive and agile set of aviation industry life-cycle cost management solutions are a pivotal requirement for our current and future customers, and I look forward to working with our Team and customers to meet the aviation industry’s needs”, said John McKirdy.

About Kellstrom Aerospace
Kellstrom Aerospace is one of the largest supply chain partners to leading OEMs, airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, air transport operators and MRO’s worldwide. Differentiated by its operational heritage, on-hand relevant inventory and parts management emphasis, Kellstrom Aerospace provides instant access to one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive inventories of new and pre-owned aircraft parts for engine and airframe heavy maintenance, phase checks and line maintenance.

Kellstrom Aerospace offers an unparalleled level of cost-effective supply chain solutions, including OEM parts distribution & OEM services, pre-owned parts distribution, commercial aftermarket parts provisioning and sunset fleet services, technical services, consignment management, repair management, overhauled rotable component programs, whole aircraft/engine asset leasing & trading, and fleet provisioning programs based on real world experience. Kellstrom Aerospace provides 24/7 AOG and JIT support covering all service offerings. For more news and information on Kellstrom Aerospace, please visit: www.kellstromaerospace.com.

About Vortex Aviation
Vortex provides knowledgeable engine maintenance expertise to the aviation industry supporting the repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of today’s modern turbine engines with effective solutions that reduce customers’ maintenance costs and help keep their aircraft flying. Vortex Aviation’s global core competencies include worldwide AOG repair & maintenance. Its four strategically located hospital shops provide targeted quick turn repair solutions for modern next-generation and classic turbine engines used by the global, commercial, and regional jet aircraft markets. Vortex’s full-time staff consists of OEM trained technicians at all of its four certified repair stations in Davie, FL, Shannon and Dublin, Ireland, plus Singapore. These operations have extensive background with major airlines, MRO’s, military and government agencies. For more information on Vortex Aviation, visit www.vortexaviation.us

Vortex Aviation Appoints Mitch Schuldiner as Director of Operations for its Davie, Florida Engine Shop

May 26th, 2021

 

DAVIE, FL – May 26, 2021 – Vortex Aviation, the global On-Wing and quick-turn turbine engine repair organization appoints Mitch Schuldiner as Director of Operations for its Davie, Florida Engine Shop.

Mitch is an aviation industry veteran who brings over 30 years of experience to Vortex Aviation. His contribution further strengthens the company's leadership team as it provides innovative engine on-wing and quick turn repair services to a diverse customer base.

As the Director of Operations, he will provide operational oversight of on-wing and off-wing maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting at the Davie, Florida engine shop ensuring continuous production of services is consistent with established standards and applicable regulatory requirements. 

Vortex Aviation Inducts First GTF PW1000G Engine in New Davie, Florida Facility

May 6th, 2021

Expanding its Shop Capacity to Support Growing Demand for GTF PW1000G Series and LEAP 1A and/1B Engine Models


Davie, Florida – May 6, 2021 –
Vortex Aviation, the global On-Wing and quick-turn turbine engine repair organization announced the induction of the first Pratt and Whitney Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) PW1130G-JM engine at its new Davie, Florida US facility. The induction of the GTF PW1000G series engine adds to the capabilities of the Vortex facility including LEAP 1A/1B, CFM56, IAE, V2500, CF6-80, and other commercial jet engines.

 

Vortex relocated to the new 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art engine maintenance facility in the fall of 2020. As a result of this expansion, Vortex Aviation is now able to maximize its capacity to support the entire next-generation of narrow-body fleet of A320 NEOs and 737 MAX, plus regional fleets such as the A220, E190, E2/E195-E2 powered by GTF while continuing to support the older generation of turbine engines.

 

Vortex maintains its long-running certification approvals as a licensed quick-turn engine service and repair shop to support major OEM engine models such the CFM, GE, Roll Royce, IAG and PW.  Vortex will continue to provide full-service support to operators, owners, and lessors with the same responsive and cost-effective standards for which it has been known for within the industry.

Kellstrom Aerospace Partners with Valcor Engineering and their wholly-owned subsidiary Electroid to Offer 100%-Yield Overhaul Exchange Program for Boeing 737NG OEM Air Separation Module (ASM)

April 13th, 2021


Davie, Florida – April 13, 2021 –
Kellstrom Aerospace (5AA19), a global commercial aftermarket OEM Distribution leader providing a comprehensive range of aircraft lifecycle solutions, is proud to announce an aftermarket partnership with Electroid (16554), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valcor Engineering Corporation (96487) to offer a 100% yield overhaul exchange program for OEM Air Separation Module (ASM) Part Number 2030157-102, which is the original equipment installed on production Boeing 737NG aircraft manufactured after 2008. The Air Separation Module is an integral component of the On-Board Inert Gas Generator System (OBIGGS) for fuel tank inerting to protect against explosions by sources of ignition such as electrical shorts, bonding failures, mechanical failures of fuel pumps and lightning protection.

Kellstrom Aerospace Completes Acquisition of A320-214 for Teardown

April 20th, 2020

 

Miami Lakes, Florida – April 20, 2020 – Kellstrom Aerospace, global aftermarket leader in aircraft lifecycle solutions, today announced the acquisition of an A320-214 (MSN 2180) with Serviceable CFM56-5B4/P Engines. The A320 airframe was recently acquired for disassembly in the UK. The engines will be remarketed through Kellstrom Aerospace Asset Management for Sale or Lease.   

Vortex Aviation Dublin Facility Receives EASA Certification

March 25th, 2020

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): An important message from Kellstrom Aerospace Group CEO, Jeff Lund

March 16th, 2020

 

Kellstrom Aerospace Completes Acquisition of A319-100 for Teardown

February 12th, 2020

 

Miami Lakes, Florida – February 12, 2020 – Kellstrom Aerospace, a global aftermarket leader in aircraft lifecycle solutions, today announced the acquisition of an Airbus A319-100 with two part-out CFM56-5B6/P engines. The A319 aircraft was recently acquired and will undergo disassembly in Arizona.  

Kellstrom Aerospace appoints Michael Garcia to Vice President of Commercial

January 22nd, 2020

 

Industry Leader with 13+ years in Aviation now leading Aircraft Leasing & Trading, Technical Services and Airframe & Engine Parts Distribution

Kellstrom Aerospace Completes Acquisition of Airbus A320 for Teardown

December 3rd, 2019

Miami Lakes, Florida – December 3, 2019 – Kellstrom Aerospace, a global aftermarket leader in aircraft lifecycle solutions, today announced the acquisition of an Airbus A320-232 MSN 1648 with serviceable V2527-A5 engines. The 2001 A320 aircraft was acquired from Castlelake L.P. The airframe is currently undergoing disassembly at ECube’s facility in Wales, UK.

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