Does the spell-check at aircraft parts inventory service Kellstrom Aerospace correct "enginuity"? Using its ingenuity to specialize in engines made by CFM International, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce, the company supplies new and overhauled products for military and commercial aircraft. Kellstrom, doing business as Kellstrom Industries, also provides maintenance for military and commercial aircraft components. Customers include commercial airlines, US and foreign military forces, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities. Kellstrom Aerospace was established in 1990 and has been privately owned since 2002.
Kellstrom has offices in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
The company operates through three business segments: High Tech Avionics, Aerospace Distribution, and Kellstrom Power Group. High Tech Avionics operates as a repair station specializing in component and maintenance for commercial and military aircraft. Aerospace Distribution supplies aircraft parts, as well as provides logistics and material management support to customers that have included Delta Air Lines, Eagle Services-Asia, and Beaver Aerospace.
Kellstrom Power Group is an industrial turbine aftermarket supplier and maintains a comprehensive inventory of more than 10,000 line items for LM6000, LM2500 and LM5000 gas turbines and the associated packages and BOP equipment.
Kellstrom strengthened its market presence in mid-2013 through the purchase of AirLiance Materials, a supplier of high-quality surplus parts to the global air transport and MRO industry. The deal fortified Kellstrom's Commercial Aerospace segment and augmented its customer base to more than 1,000 customers.
Investment firm Inverness Management owns a controlling stake in Kellstrom. It led a group that bought the assets in 2002 of Kellstrom Industries, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier that year.