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Derco Signs Agreement with Testek to Provide Component Overhaul Test Solutions Worldwide

July 19, 2010

  LONDON, United Kingdom - Derco Aerospace, Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, announced today the signing of an agreement with Testek, Inc. to jointly pursue specialized aircraft test equipment opportunities worldwide. The agreement combines the capabilities and expertise of both companies to support customers’ requirements for complete in-house repair and testing capabilities. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Working collaboratively, Derco will offer expanded infrastructure development solutions that include fixtures and tooling, training, engineering, program management, and OEM piece parts for component overhauls supported by Testek’s test equipment.

“Derco is pleased to join forces with Testek to provide customers complete infrastructure development solutions,” said Jeff Medearis, Derco’s Director of Technical Solutions. “This agreement combines Derco’s fixed and rotary wing engineering, logistics and program management expertise with Testek’s world-class test stand solutions. Together we will provide our worldwide customers comprehensive solutions for in-house component testing across multiple aircraft platforms.”

“Since 1969, Testek has been supporting OEMs like Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell in setting up international and domestic repair centers,” said Mark Krusemark, Testek’s Vice President of Marketing. “Furthermore, with Testek’s design/manufacturing experience in test solutions, combined with the license from AAI and the agreement with Derco Aerospace, Testek is well positioned to provide our customers with a total turn-key solution.”

Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a world leader in providing aircraft spares distribution, logistics solutions, repair services and technical solutions to customers around the globe. Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in 67 countries. For more information regarding Derco Aerospace, call (414) 355-3066 or visit www.dercoaerospace.com.

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing operators around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

For more than 40 years, Testek Inc. has been designing and manufacturing specialized Aircraft /Industrial test equipment and test facilities all around the world for both Military and Commercial Maintenance and Repair Organizations. In 2009, Testek obtained the license for the Intellectual Property (IP) and data rights to continue the manufacturing of the AAI Mississippi test equipment (legacy ACL Technologies product lines). For more information regarding Testek, Inc., call (248) 573-4980 or visit www.testek.com.

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Contact Information:
Kari Atkinson
Communications Supervisor
k.atkinson@dercoaerospace.com
(414) 371-3615

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