Seven year component contract covers Dutch carrier's entire Boeing 737 fleet. Globally acknowledged expertise of AFI KLM E&M's subsidiary specializing in APU maintenance and repairs was a winning argument for the low-cost carrier.
AFI KLM E&M, EPCOR and Transavia.com have signed a Total Component Care contract plus a 5-year exclusive Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) contract covering maintenance, repairs, access to spare APU units and engineering support. AFI KLM E&M is Boeing's exclusive partner for 737NG component support worldwide, in addition to being a major European operator of 737-800s itself and maintaining a total fleet of over 200 aircraft of this type.
Technical and commercial satisfaction plus know how and logistic benefits
Transavia.com has already had recourse to AFI KLM E&M's maintenance and overhaul services from brake and wheel repairs and maintenance up to scheduled maintenance checks. EPCOR's extensive experience in APU repairing and maintaining APUs on this aircraft type, allowing it to offer some of the most competitive Turn Around Times on the market plus the short distance between EPCOR premises and Transavia's operational base was also a decisive argument. Peter de Swert, Executive Vice President of KLM E&M, said: "We are very pleased to be renewing our long-term connection with Transavia.com. This contract is especially satisfying because we really wanted to go on working with an airline that is part of our Group." EPCOR Managing Director Paul Chün said: "It is a real pleasure to be working with Transavia.com. The contract brings us nearer to an airline operating within the AIR FRANCE KLM group, and means we can combine our respective expertise to drive the performance of our group." Arnold Boot, Director Purchasing & Logistics, Transavia.com, said: "We are very pleased with the renewal of our Total Component Care contract for our 737-700/800 fleet. KLM E&M demonstrated over the past years to be a very reliable partner with an outstanding delivery performance. This outstanding performance contributed to a high technical punctuality of our highly utilized 737NG fleet".
Transavia.com is a Dutch low-cost airline and a subsidiary of the AIR FRANCE KLM group. From its main base at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, it operates scheduled and charter flights to destinations in Europe. Its fleet is entirely made up of Boeing 737NG aircraft.
About AFI KLM E&M and EPCOR
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 1,300 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, CAAC 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, A320, 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.