Derco Secures Sub-contract With M1 Support Services

Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2008 – M1 Support Services awarded Derco Aerospace, Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, a sub-contract to help develop a methodology for integrating Point of Use (POU) task kits into the High Velocity Maintenance (HVM) process at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

M1 and Derco will develop processes, standard work, and documentation for integrating kit content from existing government and contractor sources with components for WR-ALC C-130 Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM). With this kitting capability in place, material will be pre-positioned and available to the technician at the aircraft, shortening the amount of time aircraft remain in the maintenance process.

“Derco is pleased M1 Support Services selected us to participate in the development of the C-130 high velocity maintenance process at Robins,” said Markus Heinrich, Derco’s Vice President of U.S. Sales. “By tapping into Derco’s experience in improving C-130 supply chains at the point of use, the Air Force will optimize the integration of materials, tools and equipment to the mechanic on the depot floor. This integrated planning will reduce wait times, increase production throughput and ultimately increase the availability of tactical airlift to the warfighter.”

For more information regarding Derco’s support of this program, 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. Derco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Sikorsky Aircraft is based in Stratford, Conn., and is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. Its Sikorsky Aerospace Services business unit designs and applies advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for commercial rotary, military rotary and fixed wing customers. Sikorsky Aircraft’s mission statement reflects the company’s long commitment to safety and innovation: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere... every time™." More information is available at the interactive web site.

United Technologies Corp. is based in Hartford, Conn., and provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

M1 Support Services (M1) is a service-disabled veteran-owned, woman-owned small business with a wide range of capabilities in aviation support services, logistics, information technology, training services, supply chain management, acquisition and facilities and equipment maintenance.

This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning the anticipated completion and benefits of a transaction that remains subject to uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward looking statements include changes in economic conditions and changes in government procurement policies and practices. For information identifying other important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see United Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission filings as submitted from time to time.