Lockheed subsidiary Derco signs contract with Arkwin Industries for repair of C-130, F-16 components

MP11-0738 1st Qatar C-130J first flight ship 5662 06-08-11 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Ga. Lockheed Martin Photography by Thinh D. Nguyen

Lockheed Martin announced in a press release that Derco, one of its subsidiaries, has become the exclusive repair center for Arkwin Industries for components Arkwin designs and manufactures for the C-130 and F-16 aircraft. Derco already had an exclusive distribution agreement with Arkwin which began last year.

The C-130 is a four-engine turboprop transport plane manufactured in Lockheed Martin’s Marietta facility. The F-16 is a single-engine supersonic fighter jet.

In the press release, Jason Wiedoff, director of Derco Repair, said, “We are proud to expand our relationship with Arkwin and support operators in a greater capacity.  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.”

Adam Crossman, Arkwin Director of Sales and Marketing, said, “As our distributor, we recognize the service and quality that Derco provides operators globally, 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.”