DAVIE, FL – October 18, 2022 – Kellstrom Aerospace, a leader in aviation life-cycle cost management solutions, and Spirit Airlines have entered into a multi-year agreement whereby Kellstrom Aerospace will provide technical advisory and end-of-life advisory services and Vortex Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kellstrom Aerospace, will supply engine hospital shop and field services maintenance for Spirit Airlines’ V2500-A5 engines covered under maintenance agreements. Kellstrom will provide a variety of technical support services, including the option for on-site shop visit support, aimed at reducing Spirit’s maintenance costs and supporting the transition of Spirit’s fleet by optimizing value realized from the retirement of end-of-life assets. Kellstrom will deliver best-in-class savings opportunities through the products and services offered by Kellstrom’s Technical Services Group (KTSG). Vortex Aviation will supply engine removal/installation, hospital shop visit and field services repairs, and lease return support.
“Spirit Airlines operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, and we look forward to adding the technical expertise of Kellstrom Aerospace and Vortex Aviation in a variety of support services as we continue to deliver the best value in the sky,” said Kirk Thornburg, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Fleet Management.
“We at Kellstrom Aerospace and Vortex Aviation are extremely proud to enter into a long-term partnership with a premier airline like Spirit Airlines,” said John McKirdy, SVP Kellstrom Technical Services Group. KTSG will provide flexible and cost-effective technical advisory / end-of-life services and through Vortex Aviation, will provide engine maintenance services in support of Spirit Airlines’ V2500-A5 engines covered under maintenance agreements.”