Fokker chosen by Bombardier as ASP for Q400 component repair management

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has appointed Fokker Services BV as its authorized service provider (ASP) covering component repair management for the Q400 aircraft, the company said.

Fokker Services BV is a GKN Aerospace business and a subsidiary of Fokker Technologies. Under the 10-year agreement, GKN Aerospace´s Fokker business will help support Bombardier´s industry-leading Smart Parts program through its extensive in-house capabilities, as well as a strong third-party repair agency network.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft launched the Smart Parts program to provide Component Management Solutions in support of the Q400 aircraft fleet. The fleet supported by the Smart Parts program has now grown to approximately 150 aircraft enrolled by Q400 and C Series aircraft customers.

GKN Aerospace is a multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier that develops, builds, and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies for use in aircraft ranging from helicopters and business jets to single aisle aircraft and large passenger planes. Light weight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort. GKN Aerospace is market leading in aerostructures, engine systems, transparencies and wiring systems and operates in 14 countries at 61 locations employing approximately 17,500 people.

Fokker Technologies is a business unit of GKN Aerospace and a global aerospace specialist that develops and manufactures highly engineered advanced aircraft systems and components for aircraft manufacturers and provides integrated maintenance services and products for aircraft owners and operators. Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Fokker Technologies operates facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, USA, China, India, and Singapore, and employs approximately 4,950 people.

Montréal, Canada-based Bombardier (TSX: BBD.A, BBD.B; OTCQX: BDRBF) is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Together with its subsidiaries, it manufactures and sells transportation equipment worldwide. The company operates in four segments: business aircraft, commercial aircraft, aerostructures and engineering services, and transportation. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the company posted revenues of USD 16.3bn.