Fokker Aerostructures is a strategic unit of Fokker Technologies, a part of GKN. Fokker Technologies designs, develops and produces advanced structures and electrical systems for the aerospace and defence industry and provides repair and maintenance services for Fokker and other aircraft. In 2014 the group achieved a turnover of € 758 million with 4,900 employees. Fokker Aerostructures, is a pioneer in advanced lightweight aerostructures and a specialist in the application of thermoplastic composites for a wide range of aircraft programs and products, both commercial and military.
TPRC, as an open R&D Center of Excellence, adds great value to Fokker Aerostructures since it combines the powers of OEM’s, suppliers, knowledge Centers in the Aerospace value chain, as well as the value chains of other branches, to develop and share knowledge and know-how on Thermoplastic technology. It is an excellent opportunity for Fokker Aerostructures to participate in the rapid technological development of this material, with its economic and ecologic advantages in terms of costs and weight.