Elbit Systems Joins Forces with Fokker Services Group
18 November 2022
The “Elbit Systems – Fokker Services Group” team aims to provide advanced, cost-effective military flight training solutions.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands – During the latest edition of NIDV’s Exhibition Defence & Security (NEDS) Elbit Systems and Fokker Services Group signed an agreement to provide advanced, proven military flight training capabilities. Under the cooperation scheme Fokker Services Group will add its considerable MRO expertise and capacity to Elbit Systems’ comprehensive portfolio of advanced flight training solutions that can be optimised to meet domestic requirements.
Roland van Dijk, Co-CEO of Fokker Services Group, commented: “Our portfolio for special mission aircraft services and solutions is constantly expanding. By combining our maintenance expertise with Elbit Systems’ advanced military flight training capabilities, we offer defence customers a complete solution. This is the first step in this new collaboration, and in the future we will explore ways to further grow and combine the unique skills and capabilities of both companies.”
Adi Raviv, VP Flight Academies & Services of Elbit Systems Aerospace, added: “We are proud to team with the renowned Fokker Services Group. This latest cooperation is part of Elbit Systems’ wider strategy for the Dutch market with the company seeking to strengthen its partnerships with domestic industrial leaders. The overall goal is to improve Elbit Systems’ ability to respond to the Dutch customer’s needs in a customised way with regard to ongoing and future procurement programmes.”
Operating almost 200 aircraft around the globe, Elbit Systems has a proven track record when it comes to selecting, procuring, operating and sustaining fleets of elementary, basic and other training aircraft combined with 5th Generation in-flight and ground based training systems. Using flexible, cost-effective business models, Elbit Systems’ modern flight training approach allows its customers to focus on conducting actual training.
As an independent integrator, Fokker Services Group modifies and services transport, surveillance, other special mission aircraft and helicopters in addition to providing engineering services for various customers. Since 2017, Fokker Services Group has also delivered standard parts for the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF’s) aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems. Providing the RNLAF with a single point of contact for all standard parts requirements, approximately 20,000 part numbers are included in the total support solution, with an on-time delivery performance of over 98%.
About ELBIT Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems and munitions. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
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About Fokker Services Group
Fokker Services Group is an independent aviation aftermarket company with a global reach. Providing comprehensive solutions from its five facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas, Fokker Services Group is a key partner for regional, narrow-body and wide-body platforms in the Commercial, VIP, Cargo and Defense markets. The organization offers a unique set of capabilities, products and services: ‘Modifications & Engineering Services’ for the latest technical solutions; ‘Component & Material Services’ such as nose-to-tail programs, exchange services, component repairs, parts manufacturing and spares deliveries; ‘Airframe Services’ for aircraft MRO including lease transitions and painting; and ‘Aircraft Completion & Conversion Services’ for Executive, VVIP and Special Mission aircraft upgrades. With this broad range of expertise, Fokker Services Group ensures the continued competitive operation of its customers’ fleet.
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