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Fokker Services and Collins Aerospace sign IDG repair capability agreement

Fokker Services Americas and Collins Aerospace have announced 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, 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 FSG, 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.”

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