Transavia renews APU support contract with EPCOR.
Paris, Amstelveen, 7 September 2017 - Transavia and EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in the maintenance and repair of APUs and pneumatic systems have announced that they are renewing their existing APU support agreement regarding the Boeing 737s. The EPCOR solutions designed for Transavia cover maintenance and repairs.
Continuing a long-standing partnership
The renewal of this contract is the latest milestone in the long and close relationship between the two partners. Transavia and AFI KLM E&M have worked together for many years in the MRO field, including with EPCOR on APU support for the airline. During that time, the two parties have forged mutual ties of partnership and understanding. EPCOR's proven expertise in the maintenance of all types of APUs, together with Transavia's satisfaction with the services delivered in the past and the economically competitive nature of the EPCOR offering, underpinned the airline's decision.
Arnold Boot, Transavia's Director Purchasing and Logistics, said: "For this renewal, as was the case with our past cooperation, we were involved in detailed, transparent talks about drawing up the best contract possible - one that would generate most value for our two companies. Understanding and trust are central to our relationship with EPCOR and we are certain that we will obtain the most effective and reliable service in the market.”
EPCOR Managing Director Dennis Wetjens added: "Transavia is one of EPCOR's longest-standing clients, and we are proud and delighted to see them renewing their trust in us. The renewal of this contract is a strong sign, not only of the quality of our relation, but also of EPCOR's ability to sustain a high level of operational performance for its clients.”
Transavia, a member of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 110 destinations, primarily in Europe and Northern Africa. Transavia has 50 years of experience and is the accessible low-cost airline in Europe, leading in hospitality, service and digital services. Transavia offers an attractive basic price for both leisure and business travelers with additional (paid) products and services. Transavia carries 11 million passengers a year and operates with a young and environmentally friendly fleet.
EPCOR is a fully-owned subsidiary of KLM Engineering & Maintenance, part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group, holding EASA, CAAC, CAAV and FAR 145 certification. Within the group, EPCOR provides MRO support for the APUs and pneumatic systems of a wide range of commercial aircraft. EPCOR maintains Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) on Boeing 737NG, 777, 787, A320 (GTCP131-9A & APS3200), A330, A340 and the APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. EPCOR is also an oeM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Canada (former HSPS) APU repair centre. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines on 737s, 777s, 787s and Embraer 170/190s, 787 cabin air compressors, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft.