July 31, 2014, Chicago, IL — Leading commercial spare parts provider Kellstrom Materials announced today that it has launched a new ‘Fast Track Exchange Program’ (FTE) in conjunction with major Airline partners.  Developed to support operators with exceptionally rapid access to certified parts and systems exchanges, the new FTE program is a result of close collaboration between Kellstrom Materials and its worldwide airline, MRO and air transport customers.

A number of major airline partners have already provided Kellstrom Materials with access to their inventory pools, giving partner operators the opportunity to generate revenue from exchanged or loaned stock managed by Kellstrom Materials.  Kellstrom Materials, which has invested significantly in the new program, will tailor specific stocking programs for contract customers to ensure onsite stock will be available.

Oscar Torres, President and COO, noted, “the FTE program will help operators worldwide avoid unnecessary downtime while also reducing the amount of stock on hand and operations costs.  As a member of the air transport industry and a leading supply chain company, we’re proud to be working with our airline partners to create a fast response exchange program that can make an impact on operations, economics and sustainability.”

Some of the key points to the FTE program includes dedicated material for contract customers; initially supporting A320, 737NG and 777 no go items; local stocking in Chicago, France and Singapore; same day shipping, 24-hour “live” AOG support; and component maintenance and repair services managed by Kellstrom Materials through tier one vendors.

Kellstrom Materials, headquartered in a 160,000 sq. ft. facility near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, supports leading airlines and air transport operators worldwide with cost-effective, comprehensive spare parts provisioning and supply chain management support. Kellstrom Materials’ wide range of services include new OEM parts distribution, AOG and JIT support, consignment management, pre-owned parts distribution, repair management, overhauled rotable components, whole engine assets, and fleet provisioning programs based on real world experience.

For more information, please contact Ute Aliah-Colgan, Marketing Manager. Phone: +1.847.233.5851. Email: Ute.Aliah-Colgan@kellstrommaterials.com