AFI KLM E&M subsidiary EPCOR, specialized in APU-dedicated MRO services, to maintain all APUs of Argentinian airline's fleet.
Paris, Amstelveen, 18 October 2017 - Aerolineas Argentinas and AFI KLM E&M have signed an exclusive agreement organizing closed loop repairs for the APUs equipping the carrier's entire fleet. The repair services will be provided by EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in APU support solutions.
Extension of an existing partnership
This latest contract extends the long-standing relationship developed between the two groups, which have cooperated in the MRO sphere for many years on all types of products, from engine and component maintenance to APU overhauls. The Argentinian airline was thus able to gauge the high quality and reliability of the solutions provided by the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, one of the only shops in the world able to handle every type of APU equipping the carrier's aircraft: APU331-350 (Airbus A330), APU131-9B (737) and APS2300 (Embraer 190).
Hernan Flombaum, Aerolineas Argentinas Components and Engines Provisioning Manager, said: "Throughout our business relationship, AFI KLM E&M has always demonstrated its ability to design and deliver high value-added MRO services. It was natural for us to maintain our trust with this reliable partner, especially as EPCOR has a global reputation for its expertise and the effectiveness of its APU support solutions."
EPCOR Managing Director Dennis Wetjens added: "We are honored that Aerolineas Argentinas has once again put its trust in our Group. This is a further illustration of the quality of our services, and we will strive to show that we are worthy of that trust."
About Aerolineas Argentinas
Aerolineas Argentinas is the national flag carrier of Argentina. Based in Buenos Aires, it operates domestic and regional flights from its hub at Jorge Newbery Airfield. It also serves a dozen destinations in North America and Europe from its hub at Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Aerolineas Argentinas became a member of SkyTeam in 2012, the first South American airline to join the global airline alliance.
EPCOR is a fully-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 Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) on B737NG, B777, 787, A320 (GTCP131-9A & APS3200), A330, A340 and the APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. EPCOR is also an oeM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Canada (former HSPS) APU repair centre. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines on 737s, 777s, 787s and Embraer 170/190s, 787 cabin air compressors, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft. www.epcor.nl