Derco Aerospace, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Arkwin Industries, Inc.

Derco Arkwin Signing
Derco Vice President Mark Konzal (center) and Technical Solutions Manager Rich Latus (right) join Chief Systems Engineer Kaan Tuncel (seated right) in signing the distribution agreement with Arkwin Business Unit Manager Bernard Kierez (seated left) and Sales Engineer Peter Muenzen (left).

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct 24, 2016 –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.”

“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.” 

About Derco Aerospace, Inc.
Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a recognized leader in providing aircraft spares distribution, logistics, component repair, and technical 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 an integrator and full service logistics solutions provider supporting military and commercial fleets in 65 countries.

About Arkwin Industries, Inc.
Based in Westbury, New York, Arkwin Industries Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and supports hydraulic, engine control/fuel system, and thrust reverser actuation components for the commercial aerospace, defense, maritime, and industrial markets. Arkwin’s products are used on fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, spacecraft, turbine engines, and many other applications. For over 60 years, Arkwin has earned a reputation for quality and reliability unparalleled in the industry.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.