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, future-proof 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, and 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%.