MRO Management

Collins Aerospace and Fokker Services expand MRO agreement

A320neo aircraft Photo: Airbus

Collins Aerospace Systems and Fokker Services have agreed to expand an existing 10-year MRO contract.

The ‘FlightSense’ on-site support agreement covers Collins Aerospace’s integrated drive generators (IDGs).

An IDG provides primary electric power for the aircraft electrical system by converting variable engine input speed to a constant output speed. This enables the generator portion of the IDG to produce alternating current at a constant frequency.

The expanded contract will add new IDG part numbers for the A320neo (pictured above, photo courtesy of Airbus), while Collins Aerospace will continue to manage Fokker Services’ onsite inventory of IDG components.

Fokker Services, in turn, will now be able to repair Collins Aerospace IDGs for the A320neo at its Amsterdam Airport Schiphol facilities.

Collins Aerospace is a unit of Raytheon Technologies, while Fokker Services is part of GKN Aerospace.

Collins Aerospace’s vice president, aftermarket, power & controls Ryan Hudson commented: “This agreement will help Fokker Services streamline supply chain operations, increase repair reliability and lower operational cost to better serve its customers with quality repairs of Collins Aerospace components.”

Fokker Services’ director, procurement Ben Scharrenberg said: “We bring added value based on many years of experience in supporting component MRO, our high quality standards including FAA, EASA and CAAC approvals, and our service expertise. We look forward to supporting our customers and to further expanding our relationship as Collins Aerospace’s channel partner.”

As part of the contract, Fokker Services will support airlines, MROs and integrators with OEM solutions for the Collins Aerospace IDGs. The support includes: OEM parts & warranty; dedicated 24/7 customer service representatives; quick turnaround times and a performance guarantee; reliability monitoring services; and an exchange inventory.

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