Derco Aerospace & Arkwin Industries Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Derco Aerospace, Inc., (a subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company), announced today that it signed a distribution agreement with Arkwin Industries, Inc. as the exclusive provider of Arkwin materials to international customers effective January 1, 2017.

Arkwin is the leading equipment manufacturer of hydraulic, engine control/fuel system, and thrust reverser components for defense applications including fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft. With this authorization, Derco will distribute Arkwin products across multiple military platforms to all customers located outside of the United States and Japan.

“For over 35 years, Derco has built a global support network designed to address fleet-wide availability needs, combining quality original equipment manufacturer materials with exceptional service,” said Kaan Tuncel, Chief Systems Engineer for Derco. “Offering Arkwin material through this existing infrastructure is an exciting step to increase MRO and operators’ availability to quality parts needed to keep their aircraft mission capable.”

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“Derco has a long history of providing exceptional aftermarket support and fleet management solutions for transport, fighter, and rotary wing aircraft,” said Bernard Kierez, Arkwin Business Unit Manager. “By partnering with Derco, customers around the world will have a quick and reliable source for Arkwin products backed by Derco’s complete solution to address their support needs.”

Source: Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT)
Date: Oct 24, 2016