Aero Precision Acquires Kellstrom Defense

Aero Precision, a US-based distributor of military aviation parts, has acquired Kellstrom Defense, an American firm that maintains, repairs, and overhauls military aircraft. With both companies serving aircraft such as Lockheed Martin’s C-130 and F-16, Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18, and the Sikorsky UH-60, the deal will create a “new bundle of parts and...

Aero Precision, a US-based distributor of military aviation parts, has acquired Kellstrom Defense, an American firm that maintains, repairs, and overhauls military aircraft.

With both companies serving aircraft such as Lockheed Martin’s C-130 and F-16, Boeing’s F-15 and F/A-18, and the Sikorsky UH-60, the deal will create a “new bundle of parts and services”, streamlining sustainment, Aero Precision said in a 2 March news release.

Aero Precision said the transaction will also give it access to more aircraft, including the Boeing E-3, Northrop Grumman E-8, Northrop F-5, and Lockheed Martin P-3.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Kellstrom is headquartered in El Segundo, California, and has 220 employees.

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