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.