Lufthansa and EPCOR have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide availability to the German airline's first Boeing 787-9 aircraft 787 fleet with APS5000 Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). The airline took delivery of its first Dreamliner in August 2022, with four more to follow in the coming weeks. Lufthansa ordered in total more than 30 Dreamliner’s to strengthen its wide-body fleet. As a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M and as center of excellence specialized in APU maintenance, EPCOR will handle all warranty repairs on the APS5000s concerned that includes an availability solution.
Lufthansa entrusts EPCOR with the APUs of its first Boeing 787s
Paris, Amstelveen, Schiphol-Rijk, 22nd of November 2022
As a specialized APU center of excellence within AFI KLM E&M's global MRO network, EPCOR will support the APS5000 on the German airline's first five Dreamliners.
One-third of 787 APUs supported by EPCOR
For the record, Pratt & Whitney Canada's APS5000 was designed for Boeing 787 and it is the quietest APU in its class, with the lowest emissions in the industry. EPCOR is now one of only three workshops in the world licensed to overhaul and repair this APU. Approximately 40% of the 787 APUs worldwide are supported at EPCOR's shop at Amsterdam International Airport in Schiphol.
“More and more 787 operators choose EPCOR for our APS5000 service. This motivates us even more to keep investing in the best customer experience, performance, and engineering expertise.”
Rob van de Graaf
Commercial Director of EPCOR
“As we introduce this new widebody aircraft to our fleet, we were looking for a proven quality APU support solution to maximize the availability of our 787s: EPCOR's track record on this product is very impressive, and we have every confidence in their ability to deliver the high level of service we expect.”
Senior Director of Lufthansa Airlines
“It is always a great honor to welcome a major airline among our customers. We hope that this first collaboration will convince Lufthansa of the excellence and relevance of our APU services, and open the door to a long-term partnership around the APUs of its young and growing 787 fleet.”
Managing Director of EPCOR
About Lufthansa Airlines
Lufthansa Airlines is the largest airline in Germany and one of the largest airlines in the world. Lufthansa Airlines carries more than 70M passengers on over 500.000 flights per year to more than 200 destinations in over 80 via the primary hubs at Frankfurt and Munich airports. Lufthansa Airlines operates a fleet of about 370 planes, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance.Visit Lufthansa website
EPCOR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air France Industries 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/MAX, 777 and 787, Airbus A220, A320neo/family (GTCP131-9A), A330neo, A340 and the APS2300 APU for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. EPCOR is a licensed and OEM warranty-approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Canada (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, 787 Cabin Air Compressor (CAC), environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft.Visit EPCOR website