Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has strengthened its Bombardier Smart Parts program by appointing Fokker Services BV as its Authorized Service Provider (ASP) covering component repair management for the Q400 aircraft. 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 Smart Parts program through its in-house capabilities, as well as its third-party repair agency network.
“Our Q400 aircraft operators can rely on Bombardier’s continued management of our Q400 aircraft Smart Parts program, but will now also benefit from Fokker’s expertise, infrastructure and systems under the ASP agreement for component repair management,” said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services and Q400 Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “With the flexibility to utilize its own in-house repair shop capability, or arrange for support through Bombardier’s third-party repair agency network, GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business is well positioned to help enhance the existing support and services for the Q400 aircraft.”
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Bombardier to provide component repair management to Q400 aircraft operators,” said Erik Geertsema, Vice President Business and Strategy Development at GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business. “As the top service provider in the industry, this expanded alliance with Bombardier reaffirms Fokker’s commitment to facilitate the competitive and efficient operation of Q400 aircraft and to enhance the strong reputation of the Q Series turboprop fleet.”Date: March 29, 2017