EPCOR, an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, signs APU support contract covering the APS5000 units equipping Italian Airline's Boeing 787s.
Paris, Amstelveen, 17 October 2018 - AFI KLM E&M's specialized EPCOR subsidiary delivering MRO solutions for pneumatic components and auxiliary power units (APU) and NEOS today officially signed a maintenance agreement at the MRO Europe trade show in Amsterdam covering the APUs of the Italian carrier's fleet of Boeing 787s. The contract covers repairs for the APUs equipping NEOS's 787s, two of which it currently operates, with two others awaiting delivery.
Dual product expertise
EPCOR is a world leading specialist in APU maintenance and has developed extensive know-how on a wide range of products, including latest-generation systems such as the APS5000. For this type of APU, EPCOR has dual technical and operational expertise as a provider of MRO solutions backed by an airline operating the 787, and has already convinced a number of airlines worldwide, who are reassured by this guarantee of quality and understanding of operational requirements.
Ivan Albini, NEOS Continuous Airworthiness Post Holder, said: "EPCOR's experience in the field of APU maintenance in general and the APS5000 in particular, is for NEOS a precious guarantee of trust. In signing up with EPCOR, we feel assured of benefitting from high-level services that integrate our needs as an airline."
EPCOR Managing Director Martijn de Vries added: "We are delighted to welcome NEOS among our customers and that the airline has expressed its trust in us. EPCOR is a world leader on the APS5000 in terms of service quality, and we will make sure we offer NEOS the best possible support."
Founded in June 2001, NEOS is an airline specializing in leisure flights. It operates a fleet entirely composed of Boeing aircraft, including, to date, two 787-9s. From its hub at Milan-Malpensa international airport, it serves several dozen domestic, regional and international destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.
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.