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DTN News: Derco Aerospace Signs Upgrade Agreement With ASB Avionics For Glass Cockpit & Shunt Antenna Upgrades For C-130 & P-3 Model Aircraft

(NSI News Source Info) Singapore Air Show, Singapore - February 3, 2010: Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has signed an expanded agreement to distribute and install ASB Avionics’ HF Shunt Antenna upgrades for the C-130, L-100 and P-3 aircraft, and glass cockpit upgrades for the C-130 and L-100 aircraft exclusively in Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Applicable to any C-130, L-100 or P-3 equipped with an HF long wire antenna, the HF Shunt Antenna upgrade is integrated into the aircraft’s dorsal fin, eliminating the need for the long wire and improving the reliability of the HF system. The shunt antenna also improves aircraft aerodynamics, which leads to better fuel economy. The C-130 and L-100 glass cockpit upgrades include Honeywell’s latest state-of-the-art digital auto pilot designed specifically for the L382. This existing and proven design has been granted Federal Aviation Administration STC approval (ST01162LA). 

Both the HF Shunt Antenna and avionics upgrades are STC certified by the FAA. The avionics upgrade is also compliant with current Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) mandates. “Derco is thrilled to expand on its relationship with ASB Avionics,” said Erik Argue, Director of Sales and Business Development for Asia. “This expanded partnership with ASB Avionics allows us to continue to provide our customers in Asia and around the world with necessary upgrade options to extend the life of their fleets.” For more information on Derco, call (414) 355-3066 or visit

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. 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 customers. 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. 

ASB Avionics LLC is a wholly-owned U.S. company, registered in the state of California. Established in 1991, ASB has provided custom avionics installations to General Aviation, Air Transport, and Government airframes. ASB holds FAA Certified Repair Station (CRS) certificate #UMDR221L and Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) for the HF Shunt Antenna. For more information, please visit


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