Kellstrom Aerospace Group Inc., backed by investment firm AE Industrial Partners, has purchased airplane engine repair service provider Vortex Aviation Inc. The deal comes as the buyer seeks to grow into a full-service aftermarket company for the aircraft community.

Vortex Aviation provides on-wing engine maintenance services and quick-turn engine repairs for the commercial aircraft industry. The target has repair facilities located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Shannon, Ireland and Singapore. With Vortex Aviation, Kellstrom now provides enhanced on-wing support, minor in-house repairs, and managing engines through full performance restoration or technical consultancy projects.

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