Derco Receives AS9110 Certification

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 10, 2009 – Derco Aerospace, Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, announced its Repair Services division recently became certified to the AS9110 aerospace quality standard after passing a certification audit by the Performance Review Institute (PRI). Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Derco Repair Services’ AS9110 quality certification demonstrates the division’s dedication to maintaining processes and procedures to ensure customers receive the highest quality products in the aerospace industry. Derco Repair Services is one of fewer than 60 U.S. repair stations certified to this standard. The new AS9110 quality standard was developed by aerospace professionals to ensure aerospace industry standards and requirements are being met by aerospace maintenance organizations. AS9110 incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000 and specifies additional requirements necessary to maintain a quality management system for the aerospace maintenance industry.

“This important certification demonstrates our commitment to meeting and exceeding the rigorous aerospace quality requirements established by this standard,” said Scott Gluck, Derco’s Director of Quality Assurance. “Derco continues to provide our customers with the same high level of service and quality they have come to expect.”

PRI provides international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification services for adding value, reducing total cost, and facilitating relationships between primes and suppliers.

For more information regarding Derco Repair Services, or to learn more about Derco Aerospace, 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 more than 65 countries.

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.