Derco Aerospace, Inc. Selected as the OEM Authorized Repair Facility for UTC Aerospace Systems Military Wheels and Brakes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - UTC Aerospace Systems has selected Derco Aerospace, Inc., a Sikorsky company, to be the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) authorized repair facility for UTC Aerospace Systems military wheel and brake component repairs. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and UTC Aerospace Systems are both units of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
“Our company is committed to providing our customers with OEM solutions to keep their aircraft operating at optimal performance. Partnering UTC Aerospace System’s quality products with Derco’s repair responsiveness will be beneficial for military operators worldwide,” said Peter Winkler, executive vice president of technical solutions at Derco Aerospace, Inc.
Derco Repair Services’ technicians are trained by and will receive engineering support from UTC Aerospace Systems, and will only use OEM authorized spare parts and components. “As a recognized leader in military aftermarket support, Derco provides UTC Aerospace Systems world class maintenance support for our wheels and brakes,” explained Andrew Riess, wheel and brake military program manager, UTC Aerospace Systems. “The long and successful relationship between our organizations provides us with utmost confidence in their repair and turnaround capabilities.”
Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a recognized leader in providing aircraft spares distribution, logistics, component repair, and technical solutions to customers around the globe. Through solid relationships with premier OEMs, Derco maintains one of the largest and most diversified aircraft spares inventories in the world. Today, Derco is an integrator and full service logistics solutions provider - supporting military and commercial fleets in more than 65 countries.
Derco Repair Services, Inc. is an FAA-certified repair station and an OEM-authorized repair station. Certification is to FAR-145 and EASA and CAAC licensed, with Accessory Class I, II, and III ratings. Derco Repair holds limited FAA ratings for non-destructive inspection for magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection. Derco Repair test equipment is designed to simulate the most rigorous and extreme flight operations to ensure that components are properly installed on the aircraft, meet Quality Assurance measurements, and meet and exceed testing specifications.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Connecticut, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Their aftermarket support provides comprehensive capabilities to rotary and fixed wing aircraft throughout the world. It offers its military and commercial operators a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.