Thursday, June 18, 2009

Derco Aerospace Signs Exclusive Five-Year C-130 Total Logistics Support Agreement With Thai Aviation Industries

Press Release
Source: Sikorsky Aerospace Services
On Thursday June 18, 2009, 4:00 am EDT

MILWAUKEE, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, announced today it has signed an exclusive five-year total logistics support agreement with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) in support of TAI's contract with the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF). Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News).
TAI is the public / private corporation responsible for C-130 maintenance for the RTAF.
Under the new agreement, Derco will be responsible for total logistics support of TAI's maintenance activities supporting RTAF's C-130 fleet. Derco will manage all logistics and repair activities associated with flight line, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance activities.
"This agreement is significant in strengthening our relationship with TAI and the RTAF," said Brian Holt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Derco Aerospace. "Under this comprehensive logistics program, Derco will be able to offer TAI and the RTAF increased parts availability and improved turnaround time for component repair and overhaul work in support of all maintenance activities. This total logistics support program will ensure the RTAF's C-130 fleet is mission ready."
For more information regarding this logistics support program, or to learn more about Derco, call (414) 355-3066 or visit
Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a world leader in providing aircraft spares, services, and solutions to customers around the globe. Through solid relationships with premier original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Derco maintains one of the largest and most diversified aircraft spares inventories in the world. Today, Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in more than 65 countries. Derco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Its Sikorsky Aerospace Services business designs and applies advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for commercial rotary, military rotary and fixed wing customers. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

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