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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.

Vortex Aviation Fort Lauderdale Receives ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110-2016 Certificate

July 24th, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL — Vortex Aviation Fort Lauderdale, FL announced receipt of its ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110C certificate. The assessment was performed in accordance with the Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) Standard AS9104/1:2012A as part of our initiative to provide superior quality and customer service. This new approval provides a systemic approach to review our business processes internally and then have third party validation of our system.

 

“We are excited to receive this certification,” said Patrick Kaufman, President, and Vortex Aviation.  The ISO implementation strategy will continue at all Vortex locations around the world.

 

 “As we grow, we will continue to differentiate ourselves from our competitors in order to make our mark on a global maintenance services with superior quality and processes,” commented Jeff Lund, CEO, and Kellstrom Aerospace.

Kellstrom Aerospace Launches Asset Management Division

June 18th, 2019


Tuesday, June 18, 2019,  Miami Lakes, FL
— Kellstrom Aerospace successfully launched its newest division of aviation platform, Kellstrom Aerospace Asset Management (KAAM).

Vortex Aviation Expands Operations to Dublin

May 13th, 2019


Monday, May 13, 2019,  Fort Lauderdale, FL
— Vortex Aviation announced its expansion into Dublin Ireland on Monday, May 13, 2019. The new location will provide engine hospital shop visit maintenance activities to support its global customer base. Initial focus will be on CFM56-5B/7B engine models with other engine models added in the near future.

Kellstrom Aerospace Appointed by AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) as Exclusive Global Commercial Aftermarket Distributor for its Entire Line of Products

March 8th, 2019

 

Friday, March 8, 2019, Miami Lakes, FL — Kellstrom Aerospace is proud to announce their appointment as exclusive global commercial aerospace aftermarket distributor for AMETEK Aerospace and Defense, Sensors and Fluid Management System’s (AMETEK SFMS) complete line of commercial aerospace products. 

Kellstrom Aerospace Appointed by Enviro Tech International, Inc as Authorized Global Distribution for its Line of Vapor Degreasing Solvents

October 17th, 2018

 

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.

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