AFI KLM E&M subsidiary signs a new long-term contract with the Israeli national company, which will benefit from its predictive maintenance solution PROGNOS® for APU.
Paris, Amstelveen, June 11, 2019 - EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in MRO solutions for pneumatic systems and Auxiliary Power Units (APU), has announced the signature of a new contract with existing client EL AL. Signed on June 3, 2019 in Tel Aviv, this new exclusive agreement covers the entire Boeing 777 fleet of the carrier, comprising six aircraft. It marks the renewal of a previous contract for supporting EL AL's APUs of type GTCP331-500.
EPCOR's Managing Director, Martijn de Vries said: "Last year EL AL entrusted us with the long-term maintenance of its 16 type APS5000 APUs. With this new signature, we are strengthening the partnership that unites us and we are consolidating the foundations of our future collaboration".
About EL AL
EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd., Israel's flag carrier, was founded in 1948. EL AL operates international flights to about 40 destinations and provides passenger, charter and cargo services with a fleet of around 40 aircraft.
EPCOR is a wholly owned subsidiary of KLM NV, part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group, holding 14 certificates of which EASA, CAAC, CAAV and FAR 145. Within the group EPCOR provides MRO support for the APUs and pneumatic systems of a wide range of commercial aircraft. EPCOR maintains APUs on Boeing 737NG, 777 and 787 Airbus A320 (GTCP131-9A & APS3200), A330, A340 and the APS2300 APU for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. EPCOR is a licensed and OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Canada (former HSPS) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair center. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines on 737, 777, 787 and Emb170/190, 787 Cabin Air Compressor (CAC), environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft.