APU services carried out by EPCOR added to global engines/components agreement.
Paris, Amstelveen, January 31, 2012 - After signing an 8-year Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) support contract covering its fleet of 777 freighters, LAN Airlines, one of the leading passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America, now enjoys full range of overhaul services from AFI KLM E&M. The APU repair services will be provided by EPCOR, the Group's subsidiary specializing in maintaining APUs and pneumatic components, while pool access will be provided by AFI KLM E&M.
Following their engine and component support agreement this latest accord strengthens the cooperation between AFI KLM E&M and LAN Airlines, extending and completing the initial support contract of the two groups, which has given LAN complete satisfaction.
The strength of the AFI KLM E&M logistics network
LAN Airlines also bases its trust in AFI KLM E&M's ability to provide responsive, high-quality support, on the strength of its global logistics network. In addition to working from its Paris base, AFI KLM E&M will also deliver pool access services from its Miami facility, where LAN Airlines has its main Cargo hub, guaranteeing secure, fast, parts supplies for the airline.
Paul Chün, EPCOR's Managing Director, emphasized "the widespread satisfaction both at AFI KLM E&M, which is extending an earlier contract, and at EPCOR, which will be able to contribute to contract fulfilment with repairs offering the highest quality standards."
LAN Airlines is one of the leading passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America. The company and its affiliates serve over 100 destinations around the world through an extensive network that offers full connectivity within Latin America, while also linking the region with North America, Europe and the South Pacific, as well as 70 additional international destinations through its various code share agreements. LAN Airlines and its affiliates have a leading position in their respective domestic markets of Chile and Peru as well as an important presence in the Argentinean, Ecuadorian and Colombian domestic markets.
Currently, LAN Airlines and its affiliates operate 134 passenger aircraft while LAN Cargo and its respective affiliates have a fleet of 14 dedicated freighters. The Company has one of the youngest fleets in the world which has meant greater efficiency and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, reflecting its strong commitment to the protection of the environment.
LAN is one of the few Investment Grade airlines in the world (BBB). The company's world class quality standards enabled its membership in oneworld?, an alliance of leading global airlines of which LAN has been a member for 10 years. For more information please visit www.lan.com or www.oneworldalliance.com