Fokker Services America and RTX's Collins Aerospace sign IDG repair capability agreement

Fokker Services America (LaGrange, USA) will support increasing demand for IDG repairs in the Americas region.

CHICAGO, April 10, 2024 – (MRO Americas) – Fokker Services Americas—a subsidiary of Fokker Services Group (“FSG”) and a global leader in aircraft maintenance, modifications, completions, and conversions—and Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business, announced today the signing of a FlightSense® On-Site Support agreement for Collins’ Integrated Drive Generators (IDGs). The agreement puts both companies on a path forward to meet the increasing demand for IDG repairs closer to home and provide American operators with a high-quality, dependable, domestically available option.

With the signing of this agreement, during the MRO Americas 2024 event in Chicago, FSG paves the way for the implementation of IDG repair capabilities at its MRO center in LaGrange, Georgia, USA. FSG will provide installation and repair services for serviceable IDG units, ensuring uncompromising quality and maximizing confidence. Additionally, the company will expand its inventory of Collins IDG components, offering a significant advantage to airline and operator customers.

Furthermore, the establishment of FSG's IDG shop in America marks the creation of a second IDG repair facility within FSG globally. This expansion follows the original IDG repair shop at Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands, which obtained certification from Collins in 2020. The addition of a second repair shop enhances redundancy and augments capacity for FSG's customers, ultimately leading to reduced turnaround times, minimized downtime and a heightened focus on keeping components within region. The IDG repair capability expansion in the Americas initially focuses on repair and overhaul of Boeing 747, 757 and 767 aircraft, but the company aims to expand its capabilities to multiple other platforms, including additional Boeing platforms, Airbus, and Fokker, in a short period.

Craig Winter, President and Managing Director of Fokker Services America, expressed his enthusiasm, stating "We are delighted to expand into repairing IDG in the USA in collaboration with Collins. I want to personally acknowledge the effort and energy everyone has put into this project to achieve this significant milestone”.

In parallel, Menzo van der Beek, CEO of Fokker Services Group, emphasized that “in the current context characterized by a shortage of piece parts as well as delays in new deliveries, keeping legacy aircraft in the sky is a question of survival. We’re pleased to continue to support B747, B757 and B767 IDG components now also in the US region and to amplify our long-established relationship with the leading partner Collins is.”

“By converting power from the engine into electric power for the aircraft, Collins integrated drive generators perform a critical role,” said Ryan Hudson, vice president, Power and Controls Aftermarket for Collins. “This agreement will expand Collins IDG MRO services to Fokker customers in the US, providing them with reliable parts and services to help keep their planes in the air.”

With a power generation journey that started more than 25 years ago, Fokker’s dedicated Power Generation facility is one of the largest independent shops in Europe. With in-house capabilities for IDGs, Constant Speed Drives (CSDs), Starters and Generators, and more, Fokker technicians now provide component maintenance support to more than 200 operators.

About Fokker Services Group
Fokker Services Group is an independent aerospace service 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.

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About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, is a leader in integrated and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Our 80,000 employees are dedicated to delivering future-focused technologies to advance sustainable and connected aviation, passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration and more.

About RTX
With more than 185,000 global employees, RTX pushes the limits of technology and science to redefine how we connect and protect our world. Through industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – we are advancing aviation, engineering integrated defense systems, and developing next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges. The company, with 2023 sales of $69 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.