Fokker and Dutch Air Force sign RNLAF total support agreement
GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business, based in the Netherlands, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed a multimillion-euro total support agreement for a five-year period.
The contract covers standard parts supply and services for all of the RNLAF’s aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems.
The total support solution, which will be delivered from the Fokker facility in Hoofddorp, covers the delivery of standard parts and additional services such as transportation, management of storage systems, forecasting and stock storage.
Included in the contract are RNLAF’s fleet of Apache, Chinook and Cougar helicopters as well as F-16s, PC-7s and the KDC-10 tanker aircraft.
Fokker was selected in 2012 by NHIndustries as standard parts provider for all NH90 helicopters worldwide and holds a strong position as an integrated after-market service provider for Airbus, Boeing, Fokker and Bombardier aircraft.
Paul Vorstermans, Vice President at Fokker Services, said: “Fokker is proud to be selected for long-term total support of the RNLAF fleet. We recognise and appreciate the confidence that the RNLAF has demonstrated in our team and we look forward to further developing our relationship.
“This contract will enhance the position of Fokker in the military support market, providing a total support solution for this specific group of parts.”
Image: Commodore Mario Verbeek of the Dutch MOD and Fokker VP Paul Vorstermans at the signing ceremony
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