Bombardier Strengthens Strategic Alliance with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Business

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 21, 2017 12:02

Bombardier Strengthens Strategic Alliance with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Business

Bombardier has extended and expanded its strategic alliance with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business to provide coverage for the CRJ Series regional jets. As an Authorized Service Provider, GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business is therefore now supporting operators of Dash 8/Q Series 100/200/300 turboprops, as well as operators of CRJ Series regional jets under Fokker’s industry-leading ABACUS program. Aimed at improving the availability of components and reducing operators’ repair and overhaul costs, the ABACUS program provides customized services on a cost-by-the-hour basis, allowing operators to better manage the life-cycle costs of their aircraft.

“The guaranteed availability of serviceable components under the ABACUS program has been instrumental in ensuring the efficient, reliable operation of many Dash 8/Q Series 100/200/300 aircraft for more than six years, so we are pleased to extend our agreement with Fokker and to expand it to cover the CRJ Series regional jets,” said Todd Young, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

“Our agreement with Bombardier to provide component repair management to operators of Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which was announced in March this year, and now our expanded support on the ABACUS program to cover the CRJ Series regional jets, signal our growing commitment to support operators of Bombardier’s industry-leading aircraft,” said Erik Geertsema, Vice President Business and Strategy Development at GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Services business.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 21, 2017 12:02