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Fokker Services Group and De Havilland extend partnership

Fokker Services Group will continue to provide component solutions for De Havilland Aircraft of Canada as part of an extended five-year deal between the companies.

The new arrangement runs until December 2027. Fokker Services said it would continue to offer its “expertise and services” during this extended period.

Fokker Services will provide third party logistical (3PL) services to support De Havilland Canada’s aftermarket business. Under the terms of the agreement, Fokker Services provides a 2,550sq m warehouse in Amsterdam and 3PL operations to support De Havilland Canada’s hub and spoke parts distribution model. The warehousing services provided by Fokker Services include inbound receiving, put away, picking, packaging and shipping, as well as quality control.

“This agreement with Fokker Services further demonstrates De Havilland Canada’s commitment to bring distribution network solutions close to our customers to achieve better lead times and reduced freight costs,” said De Havilland Canada’s vice president, aftermarket and business development Leighton Storsley. “While some of our peers are pulling back from their global distribution network, De Havilland Canada is showing additional commitment to ours.”

Fokker Services’ CEO Menzo van der Beek commented: “Fokker Services has supported the De Havilland Canada’s Dash 8 component solutions programme and its customers around the world for many years, so we’re delighted to not only continue this support agreement but also becoming De Havilland Canada’s partner of choice for their spares distribution warehouse in EMEA.

“Thanks to our global presence, the engineering skills of our employees, and a vast array of inhouse capabilities, we’re uniquely positioned to face any component repair challenge, shortening turnaround times, and guaranteeing De Havilland Canada’s stringent standards of quality.”

De Havilland Canada has established four distribution centres to support the global fleet of more than 1,100 Dash 8 aircraft. In addition to the depot in Amsterdam, distribution centres are located in Calgary, Singapore and Sydney.

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