Fokker Services introduces FLYFokker

Fokker Services introduces FLYFokker

Fokker Services introduces FLYFokker FLYFokker comprises a package of four solutions: Take Off, Take Care, Take Over and Take Next.

Dubai, 16 November 2009

Today, at the Dubai Airshow, Fokker Services introduces its new innovative life cycle support program for the Fokker fleet. The program, called FLYFokker, consists of cost-effective aircraft and service solutions for start up, mature and phase-out operators.

“At Fokker Services we are dedicated to keep Fokker aircraft in continued competitive operation”, says Erik Goedhart, Vice President Marketing & Sales: “Now, with FLYFokker, we put in the extra mile to combine existing services with latest innovations developed with our strategic partners.”  

Take Off, Take Care, Take Over, Take Next
FLYFokker comprises a package of four solutions: Take Off, Take Care, Take Over and Take Next.

Start up operators can Take Off with their operation in six weeks instead of typically six months. For mature Fokker operators Take Care is a comprehensive and cohesive solution to increase Technical Dispatch Reliability (TDR), reduce Direct Operating Cost (DOC) and improve passenger comfort. Operators moving to other aircraft types are supported by Fokker Services in the Take Over of the continued competitive operation of their Fokker fleet. The fourth solution is a package for a mean and lean transfer of aircraft to the next operator, called Take Next.

Partners
FLYFokker is used by and/or developed with key customers and strategic partners. Among the key customers are the operators KLM Cityhopper, Portugalia and Austrian Airlines. Major vendors are participating, such as Messier Dowty, Goodrich, C&D Zodiac, Eaton Aerospace, Piedmont Aviation Component Services, and engine OEM’s like Rolls-Royce and Pratt and Whitney Canada. For ACMI start-up solutions the strategic partner is Denim Air, while Fokker Aircraft Services is responsible for aircraft conversion programs. As Colin Lapsa, Rolls-Royce Director Services, Corporate & Regional Engines said, “Rolls-Royce is proud to be associated with this important program. We look forward to supporting the many existing customers we have today and also introducing new ones to the world of reliable and cost effective operation with Tay-powered Fokker aircraft.”

About Fokker Services
At present there are 700 operational Fokker aircraft across the world. The aircraft have earned a reputation for advanced technologies, comfort, operational reliability, low noise level and durability. Flying Fokker makes economic sense. Many consider the Fokker among the best mid size aircraft ever built. Next to the Fokker aircraft, Fokker Services is serving operators with the Bombardier Dash-8 and other Out of Production Aircraft, with it’s logistic flight hour program Abacus.

Fokker Services is part of Stork Aerospace, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators.
In 2008 the group achieved a turnover of € 597 million with 3,700 employees.

For more information please visit www.flyfokker.com or contact

Fokker Services B.V.   
P.O. Box 231   
2150 AE Nieuw-Vennep  
The Netherlands   

Pauline van Niekerken
pauline.vanniekerken@stork.com
+31 (0)6 537 57 402
+31 (0)252 627 299