Fokker Services Asia, a subsidiary of Fokker Services Group, and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the E-Jets family.

The MoU sets Fokker Services Group Asia’ facility in Seletar, Singapore on track to become an authorised service centre for Embraer’s first generation E-Jets family, supporting the steadily growing Embraer presence in the Asia Pacific region.

The MoU paves the way for the certification of Fokker Services Asia as an authorised service centre of Embraer.

The two companies intend to enter into a definitive agreement in the first half of 2024, as a result of which Fokker Services Asia will have the stamp of approval by Embraer to conduct maintenance services on the E-Jets first generation family.

The announcement is timely for Fokker Services Asia, as the prospect of obtaining a certification from Embraer constitutes another milestone in its efforts to gear up its Asian facilities for the roll out of full Embraer MRO services, following the prior certification from CASA (Australia) in August 2023 for the E190 aircraft with Australian registration.

“We are very pleased to partner with Fokker Services Asia to expand our MRO footprint in Asia. Embraer has been growing in the Asia-Pacific region during the last year and it is very important to keep expanding our capacity, capability, and footprint to bring value to our customers” says Frank Stevens, VP MRO Services, Embraer Services and Support.

In parallel, Thomas Kennedy, MD of Fokker Services Asia, expressed his satisfaction with this MOU by stating, “As an authorised service centre and having certifications from key aviation regulatory entities in the region, we take pride in formally establishing a full new line of work for comprehensive aircraft maintenance for Embraer aircraft”.Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter