Derco Aerospace Signs Distribution Agreement With AMETEK

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Derco Aerospace Signs Distribution Agreement With AMETEK

June 17, 2009

  Paris, France - Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has signed an exclusive two-year agreement with AMETEK Aerospace & Defense to distribute its complete line of C-130 and F-16 products. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The addition of this agreement to Derco's portfolio of OEM product lines further establishes Derco as a leading provider of spares and repairs to the C-130 and F-16 communities. Under the new agreement, Derco will distribute spares for AMETEK Aerospace & Defense's Measurement and Power Systems Business Unit.  In addition, Derco and AMETEK will continue to jointly offer repair and overhaul services for AMETEK products.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to distribute AMETEK products," said Paul Fuhrmann, Derco's Director of OEM & Repair Solutions. "This agreement allows Derco and AMETEK to further strengthen their support of C-130 and F-16 operators worldwide."

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. Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in more than 66 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. 

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leader in highly engineered engine and aircraft monitoring systems, aircraft data management systems, cooling and ventilating systems, environmental control systems and variety of subassemblies for aerospace and military customers as well as a leading provider of maintenance, overhaul and repair services. Among its businesses and brands are Advanced Industries, Aircontrol, Airscrew, AMPHION, B&S Aircraft Parts & Accessories, Gulton Statham, Hughes-Treitler, Rotron, Southern Aeroparts, Total Air Probe and Turbo-Mass.

For more information, contact Derco at 414-355-3066 or visit www.dercoaerospace.com. For more information regarding AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, contact 978-988-4639 or visit www.ametekaerodefense.com


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