LONDON – Embraer has selected the Netherlands-based Fokker Services to provide MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) services.
The new agreement
Embraer’s multi-year agreement covers a series of engine line replaceable units (LRUs) of Embraer’s first-generation E-jet aircraft, which are the E170, E175, E190, and the E195.
The agreement includes more than 60 part numbers of the engine LRUs. The engine LRUs will be repaired at Fokker Services’ repair facilities.
“We are glad to strengthen our relationship with Fokker Services,” said Embraer Services & Support’s president and CEO Johann Bordais.
“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.”
Their partnership goes back until October 2021, when both Embraer and Fokker Techniek signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they committed to exploring opportunities for cooperation.
Fokker Services’ CEO Menzo van der Beek commented: “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.”
To ensure the 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.
An Interesting Deal…
This is an interesting deal made between Fokker and Embraer, as this will allow for Fokker to develop more sustainable engine parts or regulators for the Embraer engines, which will in turn make the planes more sustainable.
It also means that the airlines which operate the first generation aircraft have a reliable partner when their engines are in need of repairs. Fokker Services is one of the world’s most trusted MRO service providers.
Fokker Services used to be part of Fokker until it became bankrupt on January 22, 1996. After the dissolution of Fokker, there were a couple of divisions, mainly maintenance focused, which continued as separate entities.
There were 5 separate entities, including Fokker Services, that were owned by the Dutch Stork. In July 2015, these 5 companies were then bought over by the British GKN.
Now, Fokker Services is Embraer’s official partner in maintaining the quality of the engines.