Kellstrom and Astra team for SAAF C130 support
Aug 04, 2016: Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, US based, in partnership with South Africa’s Astra Aircraft Corporation, has signed an exclusive five year contract with ARMSCOR for material support of the C-130B aircraft, operated by the South African Air Force (SAAF).
Kellstrom will provide spare parts on an exclusive basis, and Astra Aircraft will provide the in-country programme and customer relationship management services.
“This long term contract, coupled with our highly experienced resource pool and OEM partnerships, brings Kellstrom Defense closer to being the global leader of C-130 aftermarket parts and repair services,” said Dean Brady, Kellstrom’s president of global distribution & supply chain.
“We look forward to working with Astra Aircraft and supporting the SAAF C-130B fleet readiness.