First wide-body VIP completion contract for Fokker Techniek


K5-Aviation has selected Fokker Techniek to install a VVIP cabin on an ACJ330-300. It will be Fokker Techniek’s first wide-body completion.

“We appreciate the direct lines with the knowledgeable engineering and production people plus their hands-on way of working,” said Erik Scheidt, managing director and pilot at K5-Aviation. “The whole project team is focused on delivering a great end result. We have been accustomed to their skills in previous projects and will need the same during the ACJ330 outfit.”

“It’s really the next level and we are very honoured that K5-Aviation has entrusted us with this prestigious project,” said Roland van Dijk, co-CEO of Fokker Techniek. “We have started preparations and will soon implement more changes to the company in order to keep up with the continuous growth in our aircraft completions and conversions segment. Our order book demands additional workforce and an increase of in-house activities.”

“Fokker Techniek and K5-Aviation have a rich history with past projects and this new contract is a continuation of our relation,” said Luca Madone of K5-Aviation. “We fully believe in the strengths of Fokker Techniek; this agile organisation has proven its skills before and we expect the same again on this much larger aircraft.”

The arrival of the A330-343 at Fokker Techniek in Woensdrecht, the Netherlands. Image: Fokker Techniek

The arrival of the A330-343 at Fokker Techniek in Woensdrecht, the Netherlands. Image: Fokker Techniek

K5-Aviation, the largest ACJ operator in Europe, recently took delivery of the aircraft, its first ACJ330-300, from Airbus Corporate Jets.

The cabin design is described as modern and stylish. The aircraft will enable missions in excess of 8,650 nautical miles (16,000km) or up to 18.5 hours, enough to fly non-stop from Europe to Australia.

At the end of December 2021, Airbus’ A330 family had won more than 1,800 orders. More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica, and more than 1,800 private and business aviation Airbus helicopters are in service worldwide.

Fokker Techniek at Woensdrecht airport, in the Netherlands, builds on more than a century of experience. The company specialises in green aircraft completions, conversions and refurbishments, both for the VIP aircraft market, including ACJ and BBJ types, and the special-mission aircraft market. Fokker Techniek provides MRO support to private and commercial aircraft operators including lessor aircraft re-delivery, together with capabilities including maintenance, modification, painting, working parties, damage assessment, fleet management support, CAMO, AOG support and turnkey solutions for severe repair and ferry flight preparation. In addition, Fokker Techniek provides component repair and full engineering support programmes.

Images: Fokker Techniek

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