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01/02/2012 - Luxair Contracts with AFI KLM E&M for Boeing Next-Generation 737 APU Servicing


Auxiliary Power Unit service maintenance to be provided by AFI KLM E&M subsidiary EPCOR.

Paris, Amstelveen, 01 February 2012- Luxair has opted for AFI KLM E&M's maintenance solutions to support the APU's equipping its fleet of 737s. The 5-year contract includes repairs and can be extended to the loan of a spare APU while repairs are carried out. 


Additional proof of EPCOR expertise

The list of clients opting for EPCOR's APU repair solutions now includes Luxair. The trust shown by the Luxembourg flag carrier is a further illustration of the know-how and experience of EPCOR, which specializes in maintaining pneumatic components and APUs. The commercial conditions, expertise, Turnaround Times (TAT) and loan solution offered by the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary were decisive factors for Luxair.
Romain Helmer, Managing Director of EPCOR, said: "This agreement shows that we are capable of delivering top-quality services. We are happy to welcome such a highly-regarded airline as Luxair, which took EPCOR's expertise into account when changing supplier."

Luxair Technical Director Horst Lenhard said: " This agreement with EPCOR will support us in our costs optimization efforts and goes along with the benefits of making a partnership with an Airline affiliated MRO ".


About Luxair Luxembourg Airlines

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines, is the flagship activity of LuxairGroup. It defines itself as a regional airline offerring fast air service to most of Europe's largest cities, business centres and international hubs. Luxair prides itself upon providing maximum flexibility to its business clients and quality travel at affordable prices to its leisure customers.



Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports close to 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines

EPCOR is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KLM Engineering & Maintenance, part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group. Holding EASA and FAR 145 certification, EPCOR is also an approved Honeywell and HS Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair center. The company also provides MRO support for the APUs and pneumatic systems of a wide range of commercial aircraft. EPCOR maintains APUs on B737NG, B777, A330, A340 and Embraer 170/190 aircraft and has recently developed an APS 2300 capability. In addition, EPCOR maintains and overhauls air cycle machines, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic components.

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