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17/02/2014 - EPCOR Extends its APU Support Service with APS 5000 Capability

The AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialized in APUs and pneumatic components is fully licensed and ready to support Boeing 787 APU's

Paris, Amstelveen, 17 February 2014 - EPCOR can henceforth offer its expertise and MRO services to all carriers operating Boeing 787 aircraft equipped with the APS 5000 auxiliary power units (APUs) manufactured by Hamilton Sundstrand. The offer includes APU repair and maintenance including warranty repairs, along with the supply of spares. In the second half of 2014 EPCOR will have its own 787 state of the art test facility.

Extending capability offer
The APS5000 capability will be the seventh type of APU that is on the capability list of EPCOR.
With this new capability EPCOR can extend its APU services to APU's equipping Boeing 787 fleet.

EPCOR Managing Director Romain Helmer said: "We are delighted to offer this new product to our parent airlines AIR FRANCE KLM and prospective clients. We have worked very closely with Pratt & Whitney AeroPower (former Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems), and are very proud today to have earned approved repair shop status for this specific APU. We will strive hard to put all our experience and know-how to good use so that we can deliver reliable, fast and top-quality services. EPCOR will be able to take part in any product improvement programs announced by Pratt & Whitney AeroPower".

EPCOR is a fully-owned subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M, 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 737 Next Generation, 777, Airbus A320 (GTCP131-9A & APS3200), A330, A340 and the APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. The latest addition for EPCOR is the APS5000 capability for the Boeing 787 aircraft.  EPCOR is also an OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney AeroPower (former HSPS) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair centre. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft.

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AFI KLM E&M MRO of the Year 2014 by Airline Economics

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