Embraer signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the companies Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services, which belong to the Dutch group Panta.
The agreement aims to create possible partnerships in various sectors such as after-sales support, services, aircraft conversion for special missions, as well as the development of aircraft powered by hydrogen.
“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,” Roland van Dijk, CEO of Fokker Techniek.
“Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services are well-known and reputable aerospace companies with roots in building aircraft and supporting aircraft fleets worldwide. Their network, experience and worldwide recognized aviation tradition will be a perfect match with Embraer Services and Support,” said Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support.
The statement released by the companies is quite vague, but cites the C-390 Millennium military cargo jet as one of the main focuses of the partnership.
One of the possibilities is that the two Fokkers offer support to the aircraft fleet, supposedly belonging to foreign customers.
Origin in rival Fokker
The two Fokker companies have their origins in the historic Dutch aircraft manufacturer, which went bankrupt in 1997. Currently, they provide support services to the fleet of turboprops and regional jets still operating in the world as the Fokker 100 model.
In April, Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek were acquired from the American group GKN by the Panta holding, formed by Dutch investors.
Panta also owns the start-up Netherlands Aircraft Company (NAC) that has been developing the Fokker 100 modernization program for several years with the aim of relaunching it in the commercial aviation market.