Embraer and Fokker Services plan to deepen their collaboration in several projects, mainly with relation to services and support. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Airshow.
The companies are looking at aftermarket support topics, such as aircraft modifications and customisation, programme support, logistics, repair services and all other support opportunities.
These developments are connected to the memorandum of understanding 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 2022, Embraer announced the selection of Fokker Services to provide 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.
In the roadmap for opportunities that is under discussion, key elements to be explored include the conversion and completion of special-mission and special transportation aircraft in the defence field, and engineering, repair and logistics support for commercial aviation, in addition to hydrogen powered aircraft development.