Embraer has chosen Netherlands-based Fokker Services to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, covering a series of engine line replaceable units (LRUs) enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program, supporting Embraer’s first-generation E-Jets aircraft, including the E170, E175, E190 and E195. The multi-year agreement includes more than 60-part numbers of engine LRUs.
“We are glad to strengthen our relationship with Fokker Services. At Embraer, we are always looking for ways to improve the Pool Program, in order to benefit our customers, and Fokker Services, with its expertise and excellence in supporting fleets worldwide, have presented the most comprehensive and appealing proposition to support the E-Jets fleet. We are convinced that is the best choice to improve our services even more,” said Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support.
This agreement shows the initial result of Embraer’s and Fokker Services’ commitment to explore opportunities of cooperation, as highlighted in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the companies in October of 2021, when Embraer, Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek agreed to pursue opportunities to explore a broad range of activities in the Defense, Commercial and Services & Support markets. Additional joint projects are being discussed among the companies, strengthening a broader partnership.
Menzo van der Beek, CEO of Fokker Services, said: “This agreement highlights our shared commitment to the MoU that we signed last year. This is a great step in developing further opportunities together, as we have found an ideal match with the high-quality demands of Embraer’s E-Jet fleet and our engine LRU expertise. As our partnership with Embraer grows, we will continue to expand our support capabilities portfolio for Embraer aircraft platforms.”
The engine LRUs will be repaired in-house at Fokker Services’ repair facilities. To ensure outstanding reliability of these critical components, the team will utilize state-of-the-art equipment, such as twin wire electric arc spray and an eddy current dynamometer test stand. Fokker Services will now provide its specialist knowledge to support these CF34 engine LRUs based on existing knowledge and experience with CFM56 and CFM LEAP LRUs. Fokker Services combines this with more than 30 years of experience in managing integrated programs, and drives continuous improvement by expanding its in-house repair capability portfolio.
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About Fokker Services
Fokker Services’ drive revolves around one purpose: exceed reliability expectations to keep aircraft where they belong, in the sky. As a Global Independent Aerospace Service Provider, Fokker Services creates tailored solutions for the maintenance of regional, commercial and military aircraft. The organization engineers, repairs, upgrades, and delivers high-quality solutions, innovating in multiple areas to facilitate and support the competitive operations of its customers. Services range from type certificate holder-related product support services to flight hour-based component availability and repair programs, spare parts, engineering, modifications and documentation support. The unique combination of OEM (design) expertise and after-sales support services makes Fokker Services an essential partner for the aerospace industry with facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.