Derco Aerospace Wins Exclusive Distributorship for C-130 Pressure Balance Compensators by Senior Aerospace SSP

ORLANDO, Fla. - Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company, announced today during the Heli-Expo industry show an agreement with Senior Aerospace SSP for exclusive distribution of their C-130J Pressure Balance Compensators. Recently approved for use on the C-130 B-H aircraft by Lockheed Martin, these compensators improve the air management systems throughout the aircraft. To assist C-130 B-H operators and maintainers in complying with Lockheed Service Bulletin 82-813, Derco offers - competitive pricing, in-stock availability and kitting solutions. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Constructed from nickel chromium alloy to withstand high temperatures and pressures, Senior Aerospace SSP's Pressure Balance Compensators comply with Lockheed's Service Bulletin 82-813. The units offer excellent resistance to oxidation and corrosion and have been qualified to higher vibration and endurance levels - improving in-service reliability. The compensators include integral insulation which reduces overall part count and touch-time necessary for removal and installation. The design also eliminates lost or damaged insulation shell halves. With no spring force to overcome on assembly, the new compensators are designed to compress with less effort - resulting in reduced installation time.

"We value our partnership with Senior Aerospace SSP, and are excited to be the exclusive distributor for C-130 fleet operators worldwide," said Paul Fuhrmann, OEM Director. "These new pressure balance compensators are exemplary of continued improvements and new designs for the C-130 aircraft that offer our customers a multitude of benefits."

Derco Aerospace, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a world leader in providing aircraft spares distribution, logistics solutions, repair services 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 a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in 67 countries. For more information regarding Derco Aerospace, please call (414) 355-3066 or visit

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

For more than 50 years Senior Aerospace SSP has provided advanced engineering solutions for customers' most complex challenges. Senior Aerospace SSP is the leader in the design and manufacture of air management systems, and has become a valued partner by creating innovative pneumatic and propulsion systems for heating, cooling, ventilation, humidity/contaminant control, pressurization, and anti-icing.

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