ACLAS Global and Fokker sign MRO Agreement

Thursday 29 September 2016

Singapore GKN Aerospace’s business unit Fokker and ACLAS Global Ltd have entered into an exchange, repair and maintenance agreement covering ATR leading edges.

This agreement will enable ACLAS Global and Fokker Services Asia to provide exchange and repair capability for leading edges in the Asia Pacific region, resulting in reduced costs and competitive turn-around times. Both companies may now contemplate enlarging the scope of this agreement to other structural components such as ailerons, elevators, main landing gear doors, cargo and service doors. 

Under this agreement, ACLAS Global, a worldwide supplier of ATR component solutions, will provide leading edges from its extensive exchange pool based at its Singapore Changi Airport distribution hub. ACLAS have specifically invested in inventory for this Asia Pacific region project. Fokker Services Asia, as local repair station, will provide repair and overhaul services for leading edges from its facility located at Singapore Seletar Airport.

Fokker Services Asia obtained EASA approval on ATR 42/72 series aircraft in 2001, and have carried out heavy maintenance on many aircraft in their facilities at Seletar airport in Singapore, as well as providing on-site support for repairs within the region.

Mr. Gordon Bilbey, Chief Commercial Officer of ACLAS Global stated: “This agreement reaffirms ACLAS Global’s commitment to provide local component solutions in region. Having worked with Fokker Services for a number of years we are pleased to take the first steps in formalising our partnership together as we seek to offer the highest level of leading edge component support to our customers in the Asia Pacific region.”

Mr. Nick White, Managing Director of Fokker Services Asia, declared: ‘’Our focus remains on meeting customer needs in our region, this partnership with ACLAS is but one step towards building a world class service offering for our ATR customers.’’ 

Editor’s Notes:

ACLAS GLOBAL
ACLAS is a leading global provider of full ATR support covering rotables, consumables, Engine LRU's, airframe spares and full insurance components. Together with support for the E-Jet and Boeing 737 aircraft types ACLAS is focused on its customers’ needs and their operations. ACLAS supports airlines, MROs and aircraft owners throughout Europe, the America's and the APAC regions through our various facilities and distribution networks. We provide innovative customer support solutions that are flexible, high quality, cost efficient and can be tailored to individual specific requirements, including: airline technical support, inventory pooling, component exchange, repair management, surplus airline inventory management, inventory leasing and 24/7 AOG support. For more information, please visit: www.aclasglobal.com.

ACLAS Contacts:    

In Singapore:

Ian Hilton                                  Gordon Bilbey
Operations Director                    Chief Commercial Officer
ACLAS Global                           ACLAS Global

m:  +44 7879 010 292                m: +44 7801 039 150
ihilton@aclasglobal.com            gbilbey@aclasglobal.com

UK and Ireland

Andrew Kelly
Director, Corporate Affairs,
ASL Aviation Group

ph: +353 1 892 8118
m: +353 85 711 7711
akelly@aslaviationgroup.com

GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Over 55,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of £7.7 billion in the year to 31 December 2015.

GKN Aerospace is a global first tier supplier of wing, fuselage and engine structures, nacelle systems, landing gear and wiring systems, transparencies, ice protection systems and aftermarket services, with sales of GBP2.5bn in 2015 and a global workforce of over 17,000 employees. It has a significant participation on all major aircraft programmes today and a broad customer base spanning commercial, military, business aerospace and space markets. The company’s extensive engineering capability and clear focus on targeted innovation has created technological and manufacturing leads in each of its areas of expertise.

Fokker Technologies
Fokker Technologies is a business unit of GKN Aerospace and a leading global aerospace specialist that develops and manufactures highly engineered advanced aircraft systems and components for aircraft manufacturers and provides integrated maintenance services and products for aircraft owners and operators. The business was founded in 1919. Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Fokker Technologies operates facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, USA, China, India and Singapore, and employs approximately 4,950 people. For the year ended 31 December 2015, reported revenue was €796 million.

For further information, on this release please contact:

Fokker Technologies
Marianne Mulder, Communication Manager Fokker Technologies
M: +31 (0)651311217 E: marianne.mulder@fokker.com