AFI KLM E&M subsidiary inks long-term contract with Israel flag-carrier.
Paris, Amstelveen, 12 July 2018 – 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. The official stamp was put on the contract at a ceremony in Tel Aviv on 19 June. The agreement covers maintenance for 16 type APS5000 APUs equipping the Israeli carrier's fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The multi-year contract includes the leasing of spare APU, when needed during shop visit of removed APU. This is not the first time that El Al has called on EPCOR expertise. The AFI KLM E&M subsidiary has maintained El Al's type GTCP311-500 APUs for a number of years For El Al's fleet of Boeing 777, as well as some of its Air Cycle Machines (ACMs).
Minimal impact on operations
El Al VP Engineering and Maintenance, Mr. Yossef Barazani said: "We have always appreciated the service quality delivered by EPCOR in the past. We therefore chose them to handle support for our APS5000 APUs." Martijn de Vries, Managing Director of EPCOR, added: "We are very proud of this additional mark of trust on the part of a leading airline. The APS5000 is a latest-generation product for which EPCOR offers what is undoubtedly the best quality of support worldwide, and we will do our utmost to prove it once again in the service of El Al's fleet of 787s."
About El Al
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd., Israel's flag carrier, was founded in 1948. El Al operates international flights to over 50 destinations and provides passenger, charter and cargo services with a fleet of around 40 aircraft. www.elal.com
EPCOR is a wholly 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 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.