Orient Aviation spoke with Franck Scherer, Managing Director at Fokker Services Asia, about the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss the different safety measures at our hangar, how we improved our processes, how relocating many parts from our warehouse in the Netherlands to our inventory in Singapore benefits customers, and more.
Read the full Orient Aviation article on pages 20-21 and extracts below.
Leading regional aircraft MRO managing director, Franck Scherer, told Orient Aviation “it remains difficult to predict a time frame for recovery from the pandemic because it is very dynamic. “Recovery is not only different in each region, but per segment in our industry. We are seeing big differences in these areas’’, the Fokker Services Asia boss said. “The recent spike of the Delta variant across Southeast Asia and Australia, combined with a low rate of vaccinations, suggests the region will not return to pre-COVID volumes anytime soon. We are following all scenarios, but expect full recovery will be years away as also predicted by many consultants to our markets. Nevertheless, being well positioned in the regional aircraft market means we will be at the front of the MRO pack as domestic flights across the region slowly grow again,” he said.