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WILMINGTON, MA— AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has approved Kellstrom Repair Services (KRS), a Merex Group Company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc., as an AMETEK Authorized Repair Center. With the signing of this agreement, KRS is approved to service and repair AMETEK fuel flowmeters, transmitters and other AMETEK Aerospace sensor products for KC-10, KC-135, C-130, F-16 and T-38 aircraft.

"AMETEK is pleased to partner with Kellstrom Repair Services," stated Andy Brandenburg, Vice President for AMETEK Aerospace and Defense. "Kellstrom Repair Services is considered an industry leader in defense-related aerospace aftermarket MRO solutions. Collectively, Kellstrom Repair Services and Kellstrom Defense provide AMETEK with a worldwide network of sales professionals, distribution channels, and MRO capabilities that further enhances our global reach."

“Becoming an AMETEK Authorized Repair Center represents another significant accomplishment for the Merex Group, Kellstrom Defense, and KRS as they continue to provide total support and sustainment solutions for legacy military aircraft and rotary wing platforms worldwide,” commented Merex Group Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Solutions President Jonathan Silva.

“Kellstrom Defense already has an existing Distribution Agreement with Sensors & Fluid Management Systems of AMETEK Aerospace and Defense. The signing of this new agreement reflects a continuation and expansion of the strategic business relationship between AMETEK and Merex Group companies. 

"This continued partnership showcases the unique capabilities of the Merex Group MRO Division.  We look forward to expanding our longstanding relationship with AMETEK across all Merex Group companies and are committed to delivering value to our customers through offering innovative MRO solutions for legacy military aircraft and rotary wing platforms worldwide,” he added.

About Kellstrom Repair Services:

KRS specializes in providing maintenance, repair, overhaul and sustainment solutions for legacy military aircraft and rotary-wing platforms worldwide.   KRS - Livermore, CA (formerly ALCO Services, Inc.) is a Honeywell Authorized Repair Station specializing in the repair and overhaul of GTCP36, GTC85, GTCP85 & GTCP95 Series auxiliary power units, engine driven compressors, and a full range of mechanical, electro-mechanical, instrument, pneumatic and fuel system components.  KRS - Miramar, FL (formerly High Tech Avionics & Accessories) specializes in the repair and overhaul of Accessory Class III components, Instrument Class I, II, III and IV avionics, and landing gear systems.  KRS - Repair Management leverages KRS in-house repair capabilities and a network of FAA & EASA authorized facilities to provide value added MRO solutions for both OEMs and end user customer. Further information is available at:

About Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc.:

Kellstrom Defense is a leading provider of aftermarket logistics support for military and defense platforms around the world, including but not limited to C-130, F-16, F-5/T-38, P-3, Boeing 707 defense derivative aircraft, and multiple rotary-wing platforms.  Kellstrom Defense specializes in complete Supply Chain Management (SCM) services through establishing strategic alliances and partnerships with the defense aviation industry's leading manufactures and repair centers, providing a suite of solutions for operators, depots, and aircraft MRO centers worldwide sustaining legacy military platforms.  Further information is available at:

About AMETEK Aerospace & Defense

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is 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.  It is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2014 sales of $4.0 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4101.  E-mail: Web Site:

For Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, contact: Hayley Armstrong - Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications. Tel:  954-538-2448. Email: Website:


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