Kellstrom Aerospace Expands Senior Management Team

August 9th, 2017

July 17th, 2017 Miami Lakes, Florida – Kellstrom Aerospace today appointed Daniel Adamski as Executive Vice President of Distributions. With over 30 supplier relationships in their new parts distribution product line and expanded OEM Service platforms, the addition of Daniel to the Senior Management team strengthens Kellstrom Aerospace’s capabilities as the leading OEM distributor in the commercial aviation industry.

Having over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry with a focus on OEM Partnerships, Daniel joins Kellstrom Aerospace from PAS Technologies where he served as Vice President Business Development Americas.

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.

Kellstrom Aerospace Signs an Inventory Support Program with OEMServices

August 8th, 2017

June 20th, 2017 Miami Lakes, Florida – Kellstrom Aerospace today announced that it has signed an inventory support agreement with OEMServices.  Within the scope of this agreement Kellstrom Aerospace, a leading supplier of aircraft parts, will provide OEMServices, a global component PBH and logistics provider, full utilization of its aircraft component inventory for exchanges, loans or outright purchases. Kellstrom Aerospace’s inventory is to be located on-site at OEMServices’ European hub in Tremblay, France and will expedite critical AOG support throughout the OEMServices network.

Jeff Lund, CEO, Kellstrom Aerospace commented, “The agreement we signed today with OEMservices is a great way for two industry leaders to supply a greater level of service to our customers. Kellstrom Aerospace specializes in sourcing aircraft and components, while OEMServices are experts in logistics and PBH support with a diverse portfolio of contracted PBH customers that will now benefit from access to increased inventory”.

“OEMServices and Kellstrom found complementary interests in this project. This agreement extends OEMServices’ partner base enabling us to support customers on an even broader scope” said Didier Granger, CEO of OEMServices.

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 OEMServices

OEMServices is a leader in component, logistic and trading services for airlines and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Founded by four major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs): Diehl Aerospace, Liebherr Aerospace, Thales Avionics and Zodiac Aerospace, OEMServices was created to offer airlines full support integrated services by regrouping the capabilities, assets and expertise of multiple OEMs. Headquartered at Paris CDG airport, supported by major hubs in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia, and integrating more than 60 OEM-partners, OEMServices is able to support its customers anywhere, 24/7.

Kellstrom Aerospace Extends Agreement with AMETEK Sensors & Fluid Management Systems

July 25th, 2017

Partnership to extend through 2023

June 21st, 2017 Miami Lakes, Florida – Kellstrom Aerospace is pleased to announce a five year extension of its distribution contract with the AMETEK Sensors Fluid Management Systems Business Unit (AMETEK Sensors) through 2023.  This agreement will allow Kellstrom to continue servicing international airlines and MROs with factory new AMETEK Sensors line-replaceable units (LRU’s) while minimizing interruptions in the supply chain. “We are excited about the opportunity to continue our relationship for another five years with the AMETEK Sensors Group.” comments Jeff Lund, CEO of Kellstrom Aerospace.   “As AMETEK Sensor’s exclusive international distributor, Kellstrom Aerospace will continue to invest and expand its platforms to support the growth of AMETEK Sensor’s aftermarket including factory new spare replacements, exchange programs and initial provisioning initiatives in support of newer platforms that include the LEAP engines.”

About Kellstrom Aerospace Group:

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 and 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 and 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 AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems:

AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems is a leader in aircraft and engine sensors for temperature, pressure, flow, fluid level, acceleration, proximity, speed and position. It is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Sensors and Fluid Management Systems, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4101. E-mail: tom.rogers@ametek.com. Web: www.ameteksensors.com  or Kellstrom Aerospace, 450 Medinah Road, Roselle, IL 60172.  Phone: +1 (954) 538-6656. E-mail: ametekinfo@kellstromaerospace.com.  Website:  www.kellstromaerospace.com.

Kellstrom Aerospace Group Acquires Vortex Aviation

June 27th, 2017

Miami Lakes, Florida – June 27, 2017 – Kellstrom Aerospace Group, Inc. (“Kellstrom Aerospace”) today announced the acquisition of Vortex Aviation, Inc. (“Vortex Aviation”), a specialist in worldwide AOG on-wing engine maintenance services and quick-turn engine repairs across all major commercial aircraft engine platforms.

With repair facilities located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Shannon, Ireland, and Singapore, Vortex Aviation provides global support and turnkey solutions for many of the world’s aircraft lessors and airlines. The acquisition strengthens Kellstrom Aerospace Group as the global leader in aircraft lifecycle solutions and builds upon the Company’s diverse services aimed at reducing aircraft operational costs and maximizing residual values.

“The addition of Vortex Aviation, in collaboration with Kellstrom Aerospace and The Aircraft Group (TAG), will provide great value to our customers and the commercial aerospace industry,” Jeff Lund, CEO, Kellstrom Aerospace Group

“With Vortex Aviation joining Kellstrom Aerospace Group, our range of technical services is greatly enhanced. Whether servicing on-wing support, minor in-house repairs, managing engines through full performance restoration, or technical consultancy projects, we can provide unbiased cost-saving solutions across all major engine platforms.”

“We are excited to be a part of Kellstrom Aerospace Group’s larger platform,” said Patrick Kaufman, President, Vortex Aviation. “The financial strength and technical service capabilities within Kellstrom Aerospace will accelerate the growth of Vortex’s service offerings and cost saving solutions to its global customer base.”

“When we acquired Kellstrom Aerospace in 2015, our goal was to become a full-service aftermarket solutions provider to airlines, MROs, and the aircraft lessor community,” said David Rowe, Managing Partner, AE Industrial Partners, LLC. “The combination of records management, on-wing support services, and hospital shop repairs with the purchasing power and expertise of Kellstrom Aerospace for end-of-life assets is a unique set of capabilities in the market. The broader market reach Vortex Aviation brings to Kellstrom Aerospace will also benefit our OEM distribution partners, as we expand our geographical footprint and customer base.”

Kellstrom Aerospace Group, a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, LLC, operates through its three global brands Kellstrom Aerospace, Vortex Aviation and The Aircraft Group.

About Kellstrom Aerospace Group

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 and 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 and 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 Aviation offers knowledgeable management staff and maintenance experience to the aviation industry concerning the repair, trouble shooting, and maintenance of turbine engines and aircraft. Providing solutions that reduce customers’ maintenance costs and keep their aircraft in the air, Vortex Aviation specialties include worldwide AOG on-wing repair maintenance and hospital repair shop, providing quick turn solutions for new generation and classic turbine engines utilized by global commercial and regional jet aircraft market.

Vortex’s full time staff consists of OEM-trained technicians with extensive background working for major airlines, MROs, and military and government agencies. For more information on Vortex Aviation, visit http://vortexaviation.us/.

About AE Industrial Partners, LLC

AE Industrial Partners, LLC is a leading private investment firm in the aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial sectors, focusing on highly technical manufacturing, distribution and supply chain management, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and industrial service-based businesses. AE Industrial’s team includes partners with C-suite operating experience in organizations such as GE, Gulfstream Aerospace, Power Systems Manufacturing, Hawker Beechcraft, Landmark Aviation, Bombardier, IDEX, Aviall, B/E Aerospace, NetJets, and Grand Prairie. For more information, please visit www.aeroequity.com.

Kellstrom Aerospace Launches New Technical Services Division

June 19th, 2017

June 19th, 2017 – Miami Lakes, Florida – Kellstrom Aerospace today announces the launch of its new technical services division, Kellstrom Aerospace Technical Services.

Kellstrom Aerospace Technical Services (KATS) will provide lessors, operators and owners of aircraft and engines with tailored technical services aimed at reducing maintenance costs. KATS efficiently utilizes the collaboration between the technical and commercial offerings of Kellstrom Aerospace Group to provide engine shop visit management services including; inspections, test cell performance reviews, surgical strike workscoping, on-wing troubleshooting and Component repair management services.

We are very excited to announce Kellstrom Aerospace Technical Services (KATS) as we see a need from our customer base for unbiased engineering expertise that reduces maintenance costs while protecting the commercial value of an asset.” – Jeff Lund, CEO for Kellstrom Aerospace

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.

Kellstrom Materials Rebrands to Kellstrom Aerospace

April 24th, 2017

April 24th, 2017 – Miami, Florida – Kellstrom Materials – a supply chain partner to the world’s largest air transport providers and MROs – has announced that it is changing its corporate trade name and logo mark to Kellstrom Aerospace.

Over the last two years, Kellstrom Materials has expanded its capabilities and product offerings to further support its customer base as a full-service provider to the commercial aftermarket. During this period of rapid growth, Kellstrom Materials has added over 30 supplier relationships to its new parts distribution product line, created OEM Service platforms, whole asset trading and leasing offering, and added several technical service capabilities for aircraft fleet managers.

Kellstrom Materials will begin operating under the new trade name, Kellstrom Aerospace, effective as of April 24th, 2017. Kellstrom Aerospace will officially be unveiled at the upcoming MRO Americas show in Orlando, FL, April 25 – 27, 2017.

“I am excited to announce the new logo and branding to our customer base and the industry. This change now represents to airlines, leasing companies and MROs around the world that Kellstrom Aerospace represents full service aftermarket solutions, from supporting new aircraft inductions to end-of-life solutions,” said Jeff Lund, CEO, Kellstrom Aerospace.

The new logo mark was designed to reflect the Company’s position in the marketplace and its overall aftermarket solutions, and will be implemented across the company’s product and services throughout the calendar year 2017.

While the trade name and logo will be changing to better represent the future of the company, Kellstrom Aerospace’s mission remains the same: to continuously provide commercial operators and MROs an unrivaled suite of cost-effective supply chain management solutions.

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, preowned 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.

Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace Acquires AirLiance Materials

May 17th, 2013

Two Operations Combine to Provide Greater In-depth Commercial Aviation Maintenance Supply Chain Support

May 17, 2013 — Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace, Inc. (“Kellstrom”) announced today that it has acquired AirLiance Materials LLC (“AirLiance”) from Lufthansa Technik.

AirLiance’s current Chief Executive Officer, Roscoe Musselwhite, will become President and CEO of Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace, Inc. (“Commercial”) and a member of Kellstrom’s Board of Directors.

Following the AirLiance acquisition, the Commercial warehousing and logistics operations of Kellstrom will migrate over the next 6-12 months to AirLiance’s state-of-the-art 161,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility and headquarters near O’Hare Airport outside of Chicago. The combined company will also maintain a significant sales presence in South Florida.

According to Kellstrom, “Mr. Musselwhite’s initial charter will be to integrate the two commercial operations into a single, integrated organization that will be staffed, equipped and positioned to become a world-class leader capable of providing even greater in-depth solutions in support of commercial aviation air transport and MRO operators.”

Mr. Musselwhite added, “As part of the agreement, the merged operation will use the Kellstrom name, so in addition to combining operations, we will shortly begin the process of re-branding all of our commercial operations under the Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace brand. It is important for our customers to know that this acquisition is highly advantageous for any airlines or MROs currently doing business with either organization. We will be able to provide new levels of support and help in significantly reducing the length of the supply chain while reducing inventory and keeping maintenance operations’ materials at optimum levels.”

The combination of the two companies will greatly enhance its market presence. Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace is a recognized leader worldwide as one of the largest and most reliable suppliers of new and used aircraft parts to the Global aviation aftermarket. AirLiance Materials is an industry-leading supplier of high-quality surplus parts to the global air transport and MRO industry. Both are acknowledged full service providers of logistics and material management solutions. Together, the new company has a 36-year leadership history within the industry, and now has expanded its support capabilities significantly. The new company will continue to provide its customers with advanced e-commerce solutions tied to real-time access to one of the largest, most targeted flight-ready inventories in the industry. It will also continue to provide custom spare parts program solutions to well over 1000 customers, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Kellstrom Aerospace is a portfolio company of Inverness Management LLC. Moelis & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to Kellstrom and provided advice in connection with this transaction, while legal advice was provided by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.