The Seattle Seahawks have purchased Barnstormer Aircraft Parts, a supplier of military and civilian aircraft parts and aircraft accessories, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Barnstormer was founded in 2006, and it’s the largest commercial distributor of aircraft parts in the United States.
The Seahawks acquired the business from the company on Wednesday, sources said.
A source told Schefter that the purchase was part of the Seahawks’ plan to “get as much as they can” from the former manufacturer of the now-defunct V-22 Osprey and V-23 Ospreys, which are among the biggest sellers in the aerospace industry.
BarnStormer has also been a supplier to other U.S. military, government and government-affiliated agencies, including the U.N. and the U-2 spy plane.
In a statement, the Seahawks said: “We have been pleased to acquire BarnstormER since it began operations in 2006.
The company has been a leader in military and government aircraft parts supply since it was founded by former U.P.A. President and former Marine General Jim Barnstorm.
Barnstorm is an industry leader in the aviation industry with a broad range of products that can be purchased by government agencies and commercial entities.”
The Seahawks have a number of former Navy and Marine Corps employees on staff.