Paris, Amstelveen, 8 June 2012 - Russian airline Orenair has signed a long term contract with AFI KLM E&M's subsidiary EPCOR, covering maintenance for the Auxiliary Power Units (APU) equipping its fleets of Boeing 777 and Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. EPCOR will be responsible for maintenance and repairs on the APUs concerned.
"We already have a contract with AFI KLM E&M for the support and lease of our engines, as well as for the training of our mechanics to support 777 operations" said Victor Zyukin Orenair Technical Director. "Because we were very satisfied with the quality and competitiveness of the services already provided, and convinced by EPCOR's track record on this type of power units, we decided to broaden the scope of our arrangement to take in our APUs." Romain Helmer EPCOR's Managing Director adds "I am very pleased that Orenair is already a satisfied engine customer with AFI KLM E&M and we at EPCOR will make sure this will be the case for their APU maintenance and repair as well. We are now proud to include Orenair as a new customer strengthening our services towards the Russian and C.I.S market."
Founded in 1932, Orenair (Orenburg Airlines) is a Russian airline headquartered in Orenburg. Its activities range from scheduled flights to charter services, air freight, cargo and logistics. Its fleet comprises Boeing 737NGs and Boeing 777s. It mainly serves destinations in Russia, plus selected international destinations in Germany and Israel. www.orenair.ru
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 almost 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, 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 B737NG, B777, A320, A330, A340 and the latest addition the APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. EPCOR is currently developing the APS3200 capability for the Airbus A320 family-aircraft. EPCOR is also an OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Hamilton Sundstrand Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair center. Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines, environmental control systems, starters, leading-edge flap drive units and many other pneumatic components installed on large commercial aircraft.