Fokker Services Lands E-Jet Maintenance Contract
Embraer has selected Fokker Services to provide component maintenance services for a series of engine line replaceable units (LRU) enrolled in its Pool Program. The multi-year agreement, which supports first-generation E-Jets including the E170, E1745, E190 and E195, includes more than 60 part numbers.
Under the agreement, Fokker Services will repair engine LRUs in-house at its repair facilities, which are based in Amsterdam, Singapore and LaGrange, Georgia. Fokker Services says it will leverage its specialist knowledge and experience supporting CFM56 and CFM LEAP LRUs to support the CF34 engine LRUs covered under the agreement.
According to Fokker Services, its teams will utilize state-of-the-art equipment such as an eddy current dynamometer test stand and twin wire electric arc spray to support the engine LRU maintenance. It introduced the twin wire electric arc spray technology at its Fokker Services Americas facility in March, which it says gives it the ability to restore part surfaces rather than outsourcing repairs or replacing with new parts.
Fokker Services CEO Menzo van der Beek says the agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding it signed with Embraer and Fokker Techniek in October 2021 at MRO Europe, under which the companies agreed to explore opportunities in the commercial, defense, and services and support markets.
"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,” says van der Beek. “As our partnership with Embraer grows, we will continue to expand our support capabilities portfolio for Embraer aircraft platforms."