Paris, Amstelveen, 25 September 2013 - EPCOR, AFI KLM E&M’s pneumatic systems and APU subsidiary, has signed a contract with Russian carrier Globus. The long-term agreement covers the repair and overhaul of the GTCP 131-9B type Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) equipping the carrier’s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Globus had already called on the services of AFI KLM E&M in the framework of an engine support contract for this same fleet.
Strong position on the Russian market
This latest contract is part of a long series of APU repair agreements signed with Russian airlines including Yakutia Airlines, Vladivostok Airlines and Gazpromavia. Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M Senior Vice President Commercial, said: “On the strength of this new contract, we are continuing to expand into the Russian market. We are thrilled to be working with an airline like Globus LLC.” Mr. Chernov Sergey, Technical Director, added: “Our 100 per cent satisfactory track record with AFI KLM E&M encouraged us to go to EPCOR, a leading MRO for APU repair and overhaul.”
About Globus LLC
Globus LLC, is an airline subsidiary of Russia’s CJSC S7 group. Based at Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, Globus LLC operates scheduled and charter flights in Russia and to some international destinations. Its fleet comprises thirteen Boeing 737s, nine of which are Next Generation. For more information see www.s7.ru.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the AIR FRANCE KLM merger, are major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers. With a joint workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers 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 and domestic airlines. For more information see www.afiklmem.com or mobile.afiklmem.com.
EPCOR is a fully-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 APS2300 for the Embraer 170/190 aircraft. The latest addition for EPCOR is the APS3200 capability for the Airbus A320 family-aircraft. EPCOR is also an OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Aero Power (HSPS) 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 and nitrogen components installed on large commercial aircraft. For more information see www.epcor.nl.