ORLANDO, Fla., April 12, 2018 – Derco, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has signed a contract with Arkwin Industries, Inc. to be their exclusive repair center for all components Arkwin manufactures for C-130 and F-16 aircraft. This agreement complements Derco’s exclusive distribution agreement, extending a successful partnership that began in 2017.
Derco’s 80,000 square foot FAA certified repair center currently supports commercial and military platforms and is now able to provide expanded in-house capabilities to customers.
Under this agreement, Derco will repair all C-130 and F-16 Arkwin components for operators worldwide. Derco technicians are trained by Arkwin on component repairs so customers have confidence that all components meet or exceed Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) quality standards.
“We are proud to expand our relationship with Arkwin and support operators in a greater capacity,” said Jason Wiedoff, director of Derco Repair. “As both a distribution and repair source we are able to provide operators with better pricing and quicker turnaround times on Arkwin component repairs. Every part that we repair or overhaul is returned to the customer with the assurance of OEM quality backed by a warranty.”
“As our distributor, we recognize the service and quality that Derco provides operators globally,” said Arkwin Director of Sales and Marketing Adam Crossman. “By working with Derco, our customers know all repairs will be made with authentic Arkwin parts and meet or exceed Arkwin standards. We will also be receiving repair activity reports so that data can be used to continue product forecasting and improvement.”
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.
Founded in 1979, Derco 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 Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Arkwin Industries Inc. Awarded Landing Gear Control Valve for the Airbus C-295.
Westbury, NY – Arkwin Industries Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of precision aerospace hydraulic and fuel system components, will be supplying the Landing Gear Control Valve to Airbus Defence and Space for a variant of the C-295.
The C-295 is a twin-turboprop tactical military transport aircraft. It is derived from the CASA/IPTN CN-235, but with an extended fuselage that allows for 50% more cargo capacity and new turboprop engines. The Landing Gear Control Valve (LGCV) provides directional control and sequencing for the landing gear doors, uplocks, and struts. The landing gears are hydraulically operated to extend and retract as controlled by the LGCV. The LGCV also includes a mechanical override to enable gear extension in the event of a loss of hydraulic pressure.
About Arkwin Industries –
Arkwin Industries Inc. is a design, test and manufacturing house for precision hydraulic and fuel system components for civil and military fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, spacecraft, turbine engines, and other specialty applications.
Westbury, NY – Arkwin will be showcasing it’s products and solutions at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow at the Farnborough International Show Centre from Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th. Please visit our booth in Hall 4, Booth 4854.
The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries with a public airshow. It is the second largest, behind only the Paris Airshow.
About Arkwin Industries –
Arkwin Industries designs, tests, manufactures, and supports precision hydraulic and fuel system components for civil and military fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, spacecraft, turbine engines, and other special applications. We have grown from a start-up company in 1951 in rural Kansas to a modern, multi-faceted organization headquartered in Westbury, NY, just outside New York City. Our reputation for quality and reliability, as well as our location, allow us to attract some of the best engineering, technical, and manufacturing talent available.
Arkwin’s Rapid Custom Product Development (RCPD) team works hand in hand with our customers as an extension of their design team. Our technical expertise allows us to satisfy design and performance specifications that others simply cannot. Through our nimble and process-oriented culture, broad in-house capabilities, and operational discipline we strive to deliver at 100% on-time to customer request.
Arkwin Industries exhibited at the 52nd International Paris Airshow in July 2017. Several Arkwin executives were on hand at Arkwin’s display booth in Hall 3. Over the course of four days, we met with many customers including Airbus, Heroux-Devtek, Safran, Snecma, Aviall, Derco, Dassault, Aircelle, Moog and more.
“This is an important event for us. We had a very productive show. We were able to meet with many customers, distributors, and suppliers. Many of them came to us to learn more about our capabilities in designing and manufacturing precision solutions for their systems,” added Dave French, President of Arkwin Industries.