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09/02/2011 - Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd. Signs with AFI KLM E&M for Boeing Next-Generation 737 APU Overhaul and Repair


Paris, Amstelveen, 9 February 2011 - Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd. teams up with AFI KLM E&M for APU overhaul, repair and spares for its three 737 NG.


Experienced & competitive.

Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd. signed the 5-year APU overhaul and repair contract with AFI KLM E&M to be carried out by its wholly owned subsidiary, EPCOR BV. Benefiting from AFI KLM E&M's extensive experience with 737 NG, attractive pricing, and access to a spare APU, cemented the choice.

First Russian customer for EPCOR. 

"We are delighted that Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd has chosen us to maintain the APUs on its Boeing 737 NGs," said Paul Chün, EPCOR's Managing Director. "The Russian airline is seeing strong growth and we are particularly pleased to contribute to this growth. This agreement also gives us our first foothold in Russia - a market that offers attractive commercial prospects."

About Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd

Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd is a subsidiary of the Gazprom Group of Russia and was set up in 1995. From its two bases in Moscow (Ostafyevo) and Yamburg, it operates flights to nearly a dozen destinations in Russia, as well as charter flights to Western and Eastern Europe during holiday periods. It has a fleet of 39 aircraft and 106 helicopters built by Russian, American, and French manufacturers.


About EPCOR 

EPCOR is a fully owned KLM Engineering and Maintenance subsidiary operating within the
AIR FRANCE KLM group. EPCOR is EASA and FAR 145 accredited and a Honeywell and HS authorized warranty repair station for Auxiliary Power Units and offers MRO services for APUs and pneumatic components installed in large commercial aircraft. EPCOR provides APU maintenance to the 737NG, 777, A330 and A340 and EMBRAER 170/190 aircraft. Their latest capability is the APS 2300. EPCOR repairs and overhauls air cycle machines, environmental control system components, engine starters, leading edge flap drive units and other pneumatic components.



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 more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.


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