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Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ Avionics Center of Excellence Offers Intermittent Fault Detection Repairs

April 11, 2012

  MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Derco Repair Services, Inc. – a Sikorsky Aerospace ServicesAvionics Center of Excellence (ACoE) – today announced the addition of an Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) that helps to easily identify and isolate intermittent faults in customers’ aircraft electrical components. IFDIS technology offers enhanced service capabilities and provides maintenance solutions that increase safety, reduce cost and extend the service life of existing components. Derco Repair Services, Inc. is part of Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) – the aftermarket company of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).


“We are excited to invest in this cutting edge repair equipment,” said Mike Gajewski, SAS ACoE Technical Sales Manager. “Traditionally, aircraft maintainers have scrapped electrical components where the source of intermittent faults could not be identified. IFDIS’s capability to easily detect faulty aircraft electrical components offers our commercial and military customers a savings in both time and money while improving aircraft availability. Defective components can be repaired and expedited back into reliable service – at a fraction of replacement costs.”

Founded in 1986, Derco Repair Services, Inc. is an FAA-Certified, OEM-Authorized, and Lockheed Martin C-130B-H Approved Repair Center for overhaul of components and accessories. Derco Repair utilizes an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that includes modern testing systems that are designed and developed by Derco’s platform proven, in-house engineering department. Developing innovative tooling and fixtures enables Derco Repair to deliver cost-effective repairs that meet and exceed OEM-quality testing specifications.

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., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. 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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