Fokker as new customer of Delft startup ParaPy

December 22, 2016

ParaPy, portfolio company of Delft Enterprises, is successful with its unique software that accelerates and optimizes the design engineering process. The startup in engineering software and automation support and Fokker proudly announce their cooperation.

The startup of TU Delft and new client Fokker will jointly accelerate the development of complex aircraft components. For this, ParaPy offers advanced automation, using the latest techniques in the field of modelling and simulation software.

Richard Cobben, Vice President of Engineering, Technology & Quality of Fokker welcomes the announced collaboration: “With ParaPy we take the next step in automating our engineering design processes and we are accelerating the pace of our innovations. Fokker constantly pushes the boundaries in terms of designing new concepts for aircraft components and systems. And we connect with startups to help young tech entrepreneurs to grow to the next professional level. ”

The first project with Fokker is aimed at the development of a rudder. The expectation is that the current development time of eighteen months, will be reduced to a few weeks. Reinier van Dijk, co-founder of ParaPy, is very proud that Fokker offers his startup this unique opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of ParaPy software in a high-tech environment: “We are very pleased to establish this long-term relationship with such a well-known player in the aviation industry.”

The entrepreneurs celebrated their success with colleagues from other startups that are also based at the YES!Delft incubator. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who was visiting the Delft incubator to hear the latest news from the Delft startups, attended the festivities of ParaPy.