Derco Aerospace to Distribute Intermittent Fault Detection (IFD) Systems from Universal Synaptics

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Derco Aerospace to Distribute Intermittent Fault Detection (IFD) Systems from Universal Synaptics

August 27, 2010

  Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Derco Aerospace Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services Company, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Universal Synaptics Corporation to distribute its line of Intermittent Fault Detection (IFD) products that identify intermittent faults in aircraft electrical components. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Derco will offer worldwide distribution of Universal Synaptics’ IFD systems and provide related repair services at a fraction of replacement cost for faulty aircraft electrical components. Traditionally, aircraft maintainers have scrapped electrical components where the source of intermittent /No Fault Found (NFF) faults could not be identified. Initially available for the F-16 Modular Low Power Radio Frequency (MLPRF) and Low Power Radio Frequency (LPRF) Radar boxes, IFD systems have the capacity to test for intermittence in most electrical components in the aircraft. This distribution agreement will offer Derco customers a savings in both time and money.

“Universal Synaptics’ Intermittent Fault Detection products are transforming how maintainers address intermittent /NFF faults,” said Paul Fuhrmann, Derco’s Director of OEM Solutions. “The IFD systems provide a solution for Derco, or its customers, to easily identify and isolate electrical intermittent faults. Components can then be repaired and expedited back into reliable service.”

Since 1996, Universal Synaptics Corporation, based in Ogden, Utah, has been an industry leader in detecting and isolating elusive intermittent faults, and spent years in the "trenches" researching and solving complex diagnostic and testing problems. Their research into the primary root causes of intermittent / No Fault Found (NFF) problems and the massive digital testing void that exists today with conventional scanning test equipment, led to the development of the patented Intermittent Fault Detector (IFD), hardware neural network and all-lines-all-the-time wiring / circuit analyzer test solutions.

Founded in 1979, 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, call (414) 355-3066.

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.

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Contact Information:
Markus Heinrich
VP of Strategic Planning
(414) 371-3424

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