16 April 2012
Luxair selects EPCOR APU for repair solutions
AFI KLM E&M has been selected by Luxair to provide maintenance solutions to APU's fleet of 737s. The five-year contract includes repairs and can be extended to the loan of a spare APU while repairs are carried out.
Luxair, the Luxembourg flag carrier, is the latest in a list of clients opting for EPCOR's APU repair solutions. This is a kind of testimonial to the expertise 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."
Luxair Luxembourg Airlines is the flagship activity of LuxairGroup. It is a regional airline with air services to most of Europe's largest cities, business centres and international hubs.
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components. 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.