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Mar 29, 2005

CONTACT: Laura Dion (978) 988-4639

WILMINGTON, MA-AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has chosen Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace as their authorized distributor for its aerospace products for its European territory.  The territory includes all of the countries of both Eastern and Western Europe, including Turkey. 

 The new agreement expands upon the existing distribution agreement already in place between the two companies that appointed Kellstrom as the authorized Ametek distributor for Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.  The new agreement also builds upon AMETEK Aerospace & Defense’s continuing effort to provide better solutions for its customers throughout the world. 

    “AMETEK is committed to providing world class service and support to our global customer base.  Having Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace serve our important European aftermarket  customers is a natural extension to the extremely successful agreement we currently have in place with Kellstrom in other territories,” comments Wes Hardin, Senior Vice President and General Manager for AMETEK Aerospace.

 “Kellstrom is an aerospace industry leader in aftermarket logistics and inventory support and they enjoy an excellent reputation for world-class customer service.  Its dedicated staff located in South Florida and Europe will provide our customers throughout the region with enhanced access to and availability of AMETEK Aerospace products,” adds Mr. Hardin 

"Kellstrom is very excited about our opportunity to distribute AMETEK Aerospace products to the European marketplace,” notes Dennis Zalupski President of Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace.   “We feel very confident that by combining AMETEK’s well-established reputation for high-quality products with Kellstrom's expertise in aerospace sales and distribution, we will bring added value to AMETEK’s important customer base."

“Airlines, operators and maintenance service centers worldwide rely on Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace for its ready-to-ship aircraft and engine parts, as well as for inventory management solutions, engine maintenance programs and repair administration,” adds Mr. Zalupski.

  Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace provides material management solutions to major domestic and international airlines, regional airlines, air cargo carriers, engine maintenance overhaul shops, and aircraft maintenance facilities in virtually every corner of the world.

The division maintains a comprehensive inventory featuring more than 200,000 line items of rotable and expendable aircraft parts for Airbus, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed and Fokker aircraft as well as rotable and expendable spares for all narrow and wide body jet engines manufactured by Rolls Royce, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, and CFMI. 

For more information, contact Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace, 3701 Flamingo Road, Miramar, FL 33027.  Phone:  954-538-2000.  Fax:  954-538-2669.  Website:  www.kellstrom.com

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leader in engine and aircraft monitoring systems, data acquisition units, fuel and fluid measurement systems, cockpit instruments and displays, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems.  It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with annualized sales of more than $1.2 billion.

For more information on AMETEK’s Aerospace’s distribution network, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4639. Fax: 978-988-4944. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web Site:<www.ametekaerospace.com>.

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