Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) July 14, 2014
As the 2014 Farnborough Airshow celebrates 100 years of aviation, the KC-135 certainly has its place in history. More than 800 KC-135s in various models were built, and over 400 of them were still in service at the end of 2012, according to the 2013 U.S. Air Force Almanac.
“APSE supports KC-135 programmed depot maintenance in a myriad of ways,” said Jeff Gehring, President of APSE. “We provide every fastener that goes on that airplane, and we have more than 300 kit configurations that we build to support all of the work that takes place on the maintenance floor.”
APSE provides supply chain management and integration services to government and commercial aerospace customers. The company focuses on specialized hardware – particularly fasteners of all types – as well as on-site inventory bin management, distribution, full-service kitting and complete logistical support.
First launched into service in 1957, the KC-135 has served the U.S. Air Force as its primary aerial refueling tanker for 57 years, far outlasting the lifespan originally envisioned for the four-engine aircraft.
Aerospace Products SE (APSE) provides supply chain management and integration services to government and commercial aerospace customers. Along with specialized hardware, over-sized fasteners, make-to-print items and structural assemblies, APSE provides on-site inventory bin management, distribution, full-service kitting and complete logistical support. APSE is an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company.
About AGC Aerospace & Defense
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services supporting commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: AeroComposites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services.