Fokker to supply component repair management for the Bombardier Q400
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced 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 industry-leading Smart Parts program through its extensive in-house capabilities, as well as a strong 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.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft launched the Smart Parts program to provide Component Management Solutions in support of the Q400 aircraft fleet. The fleet supported by the Smart Parts program has now grown to approximately 150 aircraft enrolled by Q400 and C Series aircraft customers.
Designed as a modern, 21st-century turboprop, the Q400 aircraft is the most recent development in the Q Series family of aircraft. Thanks to its combination of turboprop attributes, jet-like features, industry-leading passenger experience and environmental footprint, the Q400 aircraft is exceptionally versatile and can be adapted to a variety of business models. Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 572 Q400 aircraft.
Q400 aircraft wings and flight control work package (rudder, elevator and horizontal stabilizer) are made in Mexico.
GKN Aerospace is a multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. As a global company serving the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, GKN Aerospace develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies.
The company owns three production sites in Mexico, two under the GKN brand located in Mexicali and San Luis Potosi and one other under Fokker Technologies in Chihuahua.