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Fokker announces introduction of composite technology in Mexican facility

News International-French

24 Jun 2014

Fokker Aerostructures, a business unit of Fokker Technologies, has announced that, as a result of successful collaboration with the regional government, the company will expand its world class composite technology to the Mexican facility.

Composite components for business jet tails that will be manufactured in Chihuahua will now also be locally assembled. Fokker has a leading position in the aerospace market in the application of high-end composite components for large aerostructures. The Dutch Fokker facilities are internationally recognized as the centers of excellence for composite parts.

Manufacturing in Chihuahua since 2012, the facility with 6.600 m2 now employs 100 qualified staff. Supported by the certified Fokker production and quality system they have shown excellent results in the manufacturing of business jet tails. The major advantages for the application composite technology on aerostructures for OEM’s and operators are affordability, weight reduction (up to 30%), manufacturability, lower operational - and maintenance costs, low susceptibility to damage and noise reduction.

The Governor of Chihuahua, the Secretary of Economy of State and other executives are currently visiting the Dutch Fokker facilities with a special focus on the composite technology applications. The excellent cooperation with the regional government has positively influenced the choice for Mexico and Chihuahua. The introduction of this innovative technology illustrates Fokker’s long term commitment. Fokker customers in the USA have been very supportive from the start of this strategıc establishment.

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