Fokker Technologies: Supplying Fighters from the Red Baron to the F-35

Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Fokker Technologies is a designer and manufacturer of lightweight aero structures, electrical wiring interconnection systems, and landing gear for the global aerospace industry. Founded in 1912, Fokker got its start by developing a number of iconic aircraft for the German Air Service during World War I, including the crimson-hued Fokker Dr.I triplane piloted by the flying ace Red Baron. As of 2008, Fokker Technologies has been operating as an entity of Dutch aerospace and industrial manufacturer Stork B.V. which purchased the fabled company in a USD$2 billion deal. Today, Fokker operates via four business units: Fokker Aerostructures, Fokker Elmo, Fokker Landing Gear, and Fokker Services. Fokker Technologies counts the following industry giants among its clients:

  • AgustaWestland
  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Cessna
  • Dassault
  • Gulfstream
  • Hamilton Sundstrand
  • Honeywell
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls-Royce

At the July 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, Fokker Aerostructures landed a deal with Northrop Grumman Corporation to support the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth multirole fighter program. As part of this agreement, Fokker is responsible for the delivery of the in-flight opening doors. Cementing Fokker’s role as a strategic supplier in the F-35 program, this contract ensures a steady flow of specialist work for the Fokker facilities in Hoogeveen and Papendrecht. In the commercial market, Fokker is a key supplier to a number of airliner platforms. In August 2013, Fokker Aerostructures inked a deal with Airbus for the design and production of the outboard flap for the A350-1000 widebody jetliner. Measuring almost 74 meters from nose to tail, the A350-1000 possesses the longest fuselage out of Airbus’ A350 XWB family of aircraft. For the fiscal year 2013, Fokker Technologies boasted USD$946 million in revenues. Civil projects counted for 43% of revenues for Fokker Technologies, while defense industry sales counted for 31% of revenues, and, finally, services rounded up the total with 26% of revenues. For that same period, revenues by business segment can be broken down as follows: Aerostructures (53%), Services (26%), and Electrical Systems (21%). Fokker maintains manufacturing presences and research & development facilities in the U.S., the Netherlands, Romania, Mexico, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, China, and Singapore.

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