Kellstrom Defense Partners With Cascade Aerospace to Support the C-130 DFQMS™ Upgrade Installation

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (“KDA”) has entered into a long-term exclusive agreement with Cascade Aerospace (Cascade) as the preferred installation provider for KDA’s DFQMS™ (Digital Fuel Quantity Measurement Solution) upgrade. Under the agreement, Cascade will complete the DFQMS™ installation design and certification for the C-130 Hercules aircraft type. Cascade will be the exclusive supplier of the A-Kit (wiring harnesses that are external to the fuel tanks, installation hardware, and brackets), utilizing Cascade proprietary manufactured parts. Cascade will also provide customer engineering support for field installations worldwide.

“Kellstrom Defense is excited to work with Cascade Aerospace on the DFQMS™ A-Kit and system certification,” stated Scott Wooden, KDA Engineered Products Segment Leader. “This partnership will enable us to offer the improved performance and reliability of our new fuel quantity indication system and provide a seamless upgrade for global C-130 operators. Cascade’s years of C-130 experience as well as being a Lockheed Martin-authorized C-130 Hercules Service Center makes them an ideal partner to certify this needed platform upgrade.”

About Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc.:

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc. (“KDA”) is a global provider for the sustainment of legacy defense aircraft through OEM strategic distribution, component repair services, and engineered products for military transporters, fighter, and rotary wing platforms. The repair services business segment is a Honeywell and AMETEK Authorized Repair Station specializing in the repair and overhaul of Auxiliary Power Units, Engine Driven Compressors, and a full range of mechanical, electro-mechanical, instrument, pneumatic, and fuel system components. The segment also specializes in the repair and overhaul of Accessory Class III components, Instrument Class I, II, III, and IV avionics, and landing gear systems.  The Repair Management team leverages in-house repair capabilities and an FAA authorized facility to provide value added repair solutions for OEMs and customers. With operations in Camarillo, CA; Miramar, FL; Macon, GA; Cambridge, UK; Windsor, AU; Singapore; United Arab Emirates; and Indonesia, the KDA team provides support to the United States military and over 60 partnering nations. KDA is committed to compliance, with hundreds of active export licenses and dedicated contract, export, and security personnel. The Kellstrom Defense Advantage is being a respected global leader for defense aircraft sustainment, deploying an experienced team and complete capabilities to solve customer challenges. Further information is available at www.kellstromdefense.com and www.c130.com.

About Cascade Aerospace:

Cascade Aerospace, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, is a leading Canadian specialty aerospace contractor that provides long-term integrated aircraft fleet support and program management, aircraft maintenance, modification, engineering & integrated logistics support to domestic and international military, government, and commercial customers. Visit us at www.cascadeaerospace.com and follow us on Twitter at @CascadeAero.

Media Contact:

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc.
​Ruth Garcia
​Director, Marketing & Communications
PR@kellstromdefense.com

Source: Kellstrom Defense


Categories: Military and Defense, Aeronautics and Aerospace

Tags: Aerospace, C-130, Defense Aerospace