Mexican flag-carrier opts for APU maintenance solutions provided by AFI KLM E&M group subsidiary EPCOR.
Paris, Amstelveen, 21 November 2017 - Aeromexico has decided to entrust maintenance of the APS5000 APUs equipping its fleet of Boeing 787s to AFI KLM E&M via EPCOR, the MRO's subsidiary specializing in APU support solutions. The services include APU repairs plus access to a dedicated spares pool and the sale of a spare APU at preferential conditions.
Aeromexico a long-standing AFI KLM E&M client
AFI KLM E&M has worked with Aeromexico for many years, delivering services in every area of aircraft maintenance. With this latest contract, the two partners are further strengthening their relationship, with Aeromexico entrusting the maintenance of its new 787 APUs to EPCOR. The AFI KLM E&M subsidiary was able to earn the trust of the Mexican carrier through an existing partnership to maintain the APUs on Aeromexico' s 777s. In addition, EPCOR was the sole provider of MRO services able to submit an offer that included availability solutions such as the sale of a spare APU to ensure Aeromexico's operational continuity.
Max Alvarez, Aeromexico Senior Vice President Fleet and Business Development, said: "Guaranteeing aircraft availability is fundamental for Aeromexico as it is for any other airline. In this regard, AFI KLM E&M and EPCOR have satisfied our expectations by coming up with a tailor-made offer that matches our operational requirements."
EPCOR Managing Director Dennis Wetjens said: "In addition to maintaining the APUs of Aeromexico's fleet of 777s, the airline is now extending the scope of its partnership with EPCOR, adding in the maintenance of the APUs equipping its 787s. We are delighted with this new agreement, which places EPCOR among the global market leaders for APU-dedicated MRO services."
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico´s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 45 destinations in Mexico, 23 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, 4 in Canada, 4 in Europe, and 3 in Asia. The Group's operating fleet of more than 125 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 170 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliner's. As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines and WestJet, with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Peru.
www.aeromexico.com / www.skyteam.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 AeroPower (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, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft.
787 APU (APS5000) in maintenance in EPCOR facility