Exploring Service and Support Market Opportunities
Fokker Services and Embraer announced at Farnborough an intention to strengthen mutual collaboration, especially in support and services, targeting aftermarket support topics, such as aircraft modifications and customization, program support, logistics, repair services and all other support opportunities.
These developments are connected to an MoU signed in October 2021 between the companies, which also includes Fokker Techniek. This opened opportunities to explore a broad range of activities across defence, including collaboration for the C-390 multi-mission aircraft, commercial and services and support markets. Since then, the companies have discussed a variety of opportunities and look to leverage their respective expertise and capabilities in new projects.
In May, Embraer announced the selection of Fokker Services to provide multi-year MRO services, covering over 60 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.
In the roadmap for opportunities now under discussion, conversion and completion of special mission and special transportation aircraft in defence, as well as for commercial aviation, engineering, repair, and logistics support will be key elements to be explored, as will hydrogen-powered aircraft development.