Netherlands-based Fokker Services is to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Embraer’s first generation E-Jet aircraft engines.
The agreement covers a series of engine line replaceable units (LRUs) enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program, and supports Embraer’s E170, E175, E190 and E195. The multi-year agreement covers 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 to benefit our customers and Fokker Services, with its expertise and excellence in supporting fleets worldwide has presented the most comprehensive and appealing proposition to support the E-Jets fleet,” said Johann Bordais, president and CEO of Embraer Services and Support.
Embraer and Fokker Services signed an agreement in October last year to explore partnerships in the defense, commercial and services and support markets. Additional joint projects are being discussed among the companies, strengthening a broader partnership.
Fokker Services will provide specialist knowledge to support the CF34 engine LRUs based on existing knowledge and experience with CFM56 and CFM LEAP LRUs.
Menzo van der Beek, CEO of Fokker Services said, “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 use equipment, such as a twin wire electric arc spray and an eddy current dynamometer test stand.