Derco Signs Agreement to Establish C-130 Propeller Shop in Malaysia

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, July 14, 2008 – Derco Aerospace, Inc., a unit of Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and AIROD signed an agreement today to establish a C-130 propeller shop at AIROD’s facility in Subang, Malaysia. As the prime contractor for the program, Derco, in conjunction with Hamilton Sundstrand, the original equipment manufacturer, will provide all spares, tooling, technical data, and training needed for the propeller shop. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is a division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Both Sikorsky Aircraft and Hamilton Sundstrand are United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) companies.

“Due to the size of the propeller, the logistics associated with trans-oceanic shipments have always presented challenges for the user community,” said Doug Haskins, Derco’s Director of Technical Solutions. “By establishing a propeller shop at a respected and technically capable maintenance facility with which both Derco and the end users have long-standing relationships, we can immediately improve propeller overhaul turn-around times.”

For more information regarding Derco’s propeller shop capabilities, please call (414) 355-3066 or visit

Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc., is based in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, 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., which is based in Stratford, Conn., USA, and 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. 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., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

Founded in 1976 AIROD is an internationally recognized aerospace maintenance and modification center, with a broad range of capabilities to provide total support for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, gas turbine engines, aero components and avionics. AIROD is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) and is strategically located at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport complex, northwest of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

For more information regarding AIROD Sendirian Berhad call 603 7846 5112 Ext 150 or visit

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