Brazil’s Embraer has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Netherlands’ Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services to explore opportunities for joint projects.
Under the MoU signed on 18 October, the collaboration will focus on a wide range of activities in the defence, commercial and support markets.
The companies will discuss several opportunities and aim to leverage their respective experiences and capabilities in upcoming projects.
In the field of defence, Embraer, Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services will discuss C-390 Millennium transport aircraft and specific end-user requirements and future fleet support.
Embraer Services & Support president and CEO Johann Bordais said: “Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services are well-known and reputable aerospace companies with roots in building aircraft and supporting aircraft fleets worldwide.
“Their network, experience and worldwide recognised aviation tradition will be a perfect match with Embraer Services and Support. We believe together we can service our customers better with tailor-made solutions.”
Other defence opportunities that are being considered include conversion and completion of special mission and transportation aircraft.
Furthermore, the partnership is also reviewing aftermarket support topics such as programme support, logistics, repair services and all other support opportunities.
Fokker Services CEO Menzo van der Beek said: “Whether it’s the defence market with our support for the C-390 Millennium transport aircraft or any type of support or development in commercial market, we are confident that many exciting projects will arise over the coming years.”