Hot section: Fokker Services, Goodrich sign licensing agreement

 - January 28, 2010, 5:02 AM

A manufacturing license agreement has been signed between Fokker Services and Goodrich’s Landing Gear business for the future manufacturing and supply of Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 main landing gear spare parts. Under the terms of the agreement Fokker Services has the exclusive rights to manufacture all the main landing gear parts for these out-of-production aircraft models.

The parts manufactured under this agreement will be used to overhaul
the Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 main landing gear as well as to provide spare parts to Fokker operators.

With this agreement Fokker Services is able to secure the future availability of main landing gear parts for its customers to support the worldwide competitive operation of the Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 fleet. This is the second manufacturing license agreement between Fokker Services and an original equipment manufacturer within a year. It furthers Fokker Services’ strategy to ensure the availability of parts for its customers.

Erik Geertsema, Fokker Services vice president for component and material services, said, “This license agreement supports our new life cycle support program for out-of-production aircraft. The program, called FlyFokker, covers all the phases in the life cycle of the operation, comprising a package of four solutions: Take Off, Take Care, Take Over and Take Next. Start-up operators can take off with their operation in six weeks instead of typically six months. For mature Fokker operators Take Care is designed to increase technical dispatch reliability, reduce direct operating cost and improve passenger comfort. Operators moving to other aircraft types are supported by Fokker Services in the Take Over of the continued competitive operation of their Fokker fleet. Thefourth solution, Take Next, facilitates the transfer of aircraft to the next operator.