Embraer, Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which covers a “broad range of activities” in commercial, support and defence markets.
The companies said they would discuss “a variety of opportunities and look to leverage their respective expertise and capabilities in new projects” over the coming months.
In the commercial aviation market, engineering and logistic support will be key elements to be explored, the companies said, along with hydrogen powered aircraft development. Aftermarket support topics such as programme support, logistics, repair services and other opportunities will also be reviewed.
“Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services are well-known and reputable aerospace companies with roots in building aircraft and supporting aircraft fleets worldwide,” said Embraer Services & Support’s president and CEO Johann Bordais. “Their network, experience and worldwide recognised aviation tradition will be a perfect match with Embraer Services and Support. We believe together we can service our customers better with tailor-made solutions.”
Embraer Defense & Security’s president and CEO Jackson Schneider commented: “There is huge potential for both companies in the development of opportunities together. This is a very important step on Embraer’s strategy to establish meaningful and strategic partnerships around the globe.”
Fokker Techniek’s CEO Roland van Dijk said: “Embraer is an ideal partner for this collaboration. Our heritage and deep understanding of aircraft products and solutions will allow us to bring a unique perspective to the many development areas that Embraer is investigating.”
Fokker Services’ CEO Menzo van der Beek commented: “Whether it’s the defence market with our support for the C-390 Millennium transport aircraft or any type of support or development in commercial market, we are confident that many exciting projects will arise over the coming years.”