Fokker Partners With Air Baltic for Introduction of TCAS 7.1 in Their Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 Fleet

Fokker Services, part of Fokker Technologies, announces that it has received the order from Air Baltic, Latvia for the introduction of TCAS 7.1 modification on their B737 and Q400 fleet.

The development of version 7.1 of the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) was initiated by EUROCONTROL and will bring improvements to the reversal logic by detecting situations in which, despite the Resolution Advisories, the aircraft continue to converge vertically.

The deadline for TCAS 7.1 upgrade for the applicable aircraft is 1 December 2015.

Heino van der Laan, Vice President Marketing and Sales Fokker Services:   “We are proud that Air Baltic, one of the key airlines in the Baltic region, has chosen Fokker Services for our TCAS 7.1 solution. It shows the fact that operators are recognising the added value of our product and service portfolio of our Bombardier and Boeing solutions.”

airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting Riga, Latvia, with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 99.8% of the stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 25 aircraft – 13 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airline trends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014.

Fokker Services is part of Fokker Technologies, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. In 2014 the group achieved a turnover of € 758 million with 4,900 employees.

Source: Fokker Technologies
Date: Apr 13, 2015