LIVERMORE, Calif., - Aero Precision, a military aviation aftermarket distributor based in Livermore, California, announced today it has acquired Kellstrom Defense, a 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.
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.”
Aero Precision Holdings LP, comprised of DAC International Inc., NASAM Inc. and Aero Precision Industries, LLC, is owned by a Fund managed by Odyssey Investment Partners.