Lockheed Martin Expands F-16 Repair Center Support with Derco Aerospace
MILWAUKEE, WIS., Sept. 14, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is partnering with Derco Repair Services, Inc. to expand its Global Supply Chain Services and support to F-16 operators worldwide. The company recently named Derco Repair Services as an authorized F-16 Hologram repair center.
The Lockheed Martin Hologram designation is only awarded to repair and overhaul facilities that meet or exceed strict quality assurance criteria. Only two existing F-16 repair centers have been recognized with the distinction worldwide.
“Our global supply chain and sustainment solutions provide unprecedented mission readiness,” said Laura Frank, vice president of Integrated Test and Logistics with Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems. “We are excited to expand our F-16 repair center operations in partnership with Derco Repair Services, ensuring the highest quality standards consistent with the Hologram products program.”
An affiliate of Derco Aerospace, Derco Repair Services, Inc. is an 80,000 square foot FAA/EASA certified component repair station carrying Accessory Class I, II, and III ratings with limited landing gear and instrument ratings.
“Our proven track record of performance and precision creates a natural alignment with Lockheed Martin’s global logistics and sustainment operations,” said Jason Wiedoff, Director of Derco Repair Services, Inc. “We are excited to expand our services and support to the F-16 operational community and customers across the globe.”
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 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.