Posted on April 4, 2023

News Release

De Havilland Canada Builds Strategic Partnership with Fokker Services

Leighton Storsley, Vice President, Aftermarket and Business Development, De Havilland Canada, and Menzo van der Beek, CEO, Fokker Services

Calgary, Alberta, April 4, 2023 - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new agreement with Fokker Services Group (“Fokker Services”), extending the existing De Havilland Component Solutions arrangement for an additional five-year term through December 2027. Fokker Services will continue to offer their expertise and services during this extended period.

Fokker Services has consistently proved to be a valuable strategic partner and, in further developing this partnership, De Havilland Canada Limited has announced today that Fokker Services is providing third party logistical (3PL) services to support De Havilland Canada’s aftermarket business. Under the terms of the agreement, Fokker Services provides a 2,550 square-metre (27,000 square-foot) warehouse in Amsterdam and 3PL operations to support De Havilland Canada’s hub and spoke parts distribution model. The warehousing services provided by Fokker Services include Inbound Receiving, Put Away, Picking, Packaging and Shipping, as well as Quality Control.

These partnerships ensure the delivery of enhanced services to our operators. Combining the Distribution Centre and Component Solutions in a single location will enable us to deliver a more efficient and effective customer service experience.

“This agreement with Fokker Services further demonstrates De Havilland Canada’s commitment to bring distribution network solutions close to our customers to achieve better lead times and reduced freight costs,” said Leighton Storsley, Vice President, Aftermarket and Business Development. “While some of our peers are pulling back from their global distribution network, De Havilland Canada is showing additional commitment to ours.”

“Fokker Services has supported the De Havilland Canada’s Dash 8 Component Solutions program and its customers around the world for many years, so we’re delighted to not only continue this support agreement but also becoming De Havilland Canada’s partner of choice for their spares distribution warehouse in EMEA,” said Menzo van der Beek, CEO, Fokker Services. “Thanks to our global presence, the engineering skills of our employees, and a vast array of inhouse capabilities, we’re uniquely positioned to face any component repair challenge, shortening turnaround times, and guaranteeing De Havilland Canada’s stringent standards of quality,” he added.

“We are encouraged to see De Havilland Canada’s ongoing support to their European operations. We look forward to ongoing and solid service to our fleet in the years to come,” said Morten Skoglund, COO/SVP/Accountable Manager, Widerøes Flyveselskap AS.

De Havilland Canada has established four distribution centers to support the global fleet of more than 1,100 Dash 8 aircraft. In addition to the depot in Amsterdam, distribution centres are located in Calgary, Singapore and Sydney.

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
With more than 5,000 aircraft delivered, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) is well-established across the globe and our talented team of aviation professionals is dedicated to advancing our near-100-year reputation for excellence in innovation, production, and customer support. Our aircraft operate reliably in some of the world's harshest climates and provide vital connections between rural communities and urban centres – transporting essential cargo and millions of passengers annually. Our aircraft also support a wide variety of special mission operations, including aerial firefighting, search and rescue, medical evacuation, reconnaissance, and coastal surveillance.

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 upgrades. With this broad range of expertise, Fokker Services Group ensures the continued competitive operation of its customers’ fleet.

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For further information contact:

John Paul Fraser, Communications Advisor
De Havilland Canada

Martin Rua, Content & Communications Manager
Fokker Services Group

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