Netherlands-based Fokker Aircraft Services (FAS) has introduced re-skinning to its maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities.
The company has installed a vacuum applicator, enabling FAS to easily re-skin side panels, luggage bins and ceiling panels regardless of the size or aircraft type.
“Re-skinning is a much more economical solution for older aircraft than installing a complete new interior,” explains Robert Koolen, Fokker Aircraft Services Sales Manager, Airframe MRO. “With so many cost-conscious operators actively seeking ways to prolong the life of their investment, they quickly recognise that re-skinning offers an easy, effective and affordable alternative.”
The applicator is already being used at FAS to refurbish Fokker 100s and F28s, as well as Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer aircraft.