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.