Kellstrom Aerospace Group buys Vortex Aviation

Kellstrom Aerospace Group, Inc. has acquired Vortex Aviation, Inc., a specialist in worldwide AOG on-wing engine maintenance services and quick-turn engine repairs across all major commercial aircraft engine platforms, the company said.

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.

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.

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.

Vortex Aviation offers knowledgeable management staff and maintenance experience to the aviation industry concerning the repair, troubleshooting, 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.

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.