Kenyan carrier entrusts APU maintenance to EPCOR.
Paris, Amstelveen, 16 May 2017 - EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in the overhaul and maintenance of APUs and pneumatic components, is to handle maintenance for the APUs equipping Kenya Airways Boeing 737 Next Generation (GTCP131-9B), Boeing 787 (APS5000) and Embraer 190 (APS2300) aircraft under the terms of an exclusive contract signed between the Kenyan carrier and AFI KLM E&M. The contract covers APU overhauls, repairs and logistics/AOG support, plus the supply of spare APUs.
Multi-product expertise for APUs
Kenya Airways is conversant with EPCOR solutions after entrusting the AFI KLM E&M affiliate with the care of the APUs equipping its 737 Next Generation aircraft. Satisfied with the service level and quality delivered under the previous contracts, Kenya Airways has decided to extend its partnership with AFI KLM E&M and EPCOR. Moreover, EPCOR is the only MRO to lavish its expertise on virtually the full array of APUs equipping major commercial aircraft, and is, in fact, the only (OEM licensed) MRO able to handle the three types of products for which Kenya Airways needed support solutions. In benefitting from a single point of contact for its APU maintenance, the Kenyan carrier also gains in terms of cost, responsiveness, and simplicity in the management and oversight of maintenance services.
Martyn Haines, Technical Director at Kenya Airways, said: "EPCOR's multi-product profile on the APU maintenance market is without compare, and is a major asset for our airline in operational terms. We also have intimate knowledge of how well their solutions perform for having used their services in the past and we therefore have every confidence in the quality of the solutions that will be delivered under the terms of this latest partnership."
EPCOR Managing Director Dennis Wetjens added: "EPCOR strives to assist its clients with all their needs, regardless of the product, and to adapt its solutions to meet all their expectations. This is what we are doing with Kenya Airways, and we are delighted that "the Pride of Africa" is continuing to work with us."
About Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 52 destinations worldwide, 42 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. It continues to modernize its fleet with its 36 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world's top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Kenya Airways celebrated 40 years of operations in January 2017 while KQ Cargo was named African Cargo Airline of the year 2017. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.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 centre. 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. www.epcor.nl