Derco Aerospace Signs F-16 Refurbishment Contract With Thai Aviation Industries

MILWAUKEE, Wis., October 20, 2009 – Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has signed an F-16 structural and avionics repair and refurbishment contract with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) in support of 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).

Under the contract, Derco will provide spares, repairs, and engineering services in support of TAI’s maintenance activities required to return a RTAF F-16B to operational service. The addition of this contract strengthens Derco’s portfolio as a provider of aftermarket spares, repairs, and engineering services to the domestic and international F-16 communities.

"Derco is honored to provide new and innovative aftermarket engineering services to the F-16 community, and we look forward to teaming with TAI as we jointly return the F-16B to operational service,” said Allan McCray, Derco’s Vice President of International Sales and Business Development. "This contract is an example of Derco’s diversity in providing all aspects of aftermarket customer support.”

TAI is the public / private corporation responsible for C-130 and F- 16 maintenance for the RTAF.

For more information regarding Derco’s F-16 spares, repairs, and engineering, 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 67 countries. Derco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., 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., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.