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Air Canada Signs With AFI KLM E&M’s EPCOR To Maintain Its Boeing 787 APUs

Paris, Amstelveen, -- October 2014 – EPCOR has signed a long-term contract with Air Canada covering maintenance of the APS 5000 APUs installed on its fleet of 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliners already in revenue service or scheduled for delivery through to 2019. The contract also provides for spares provisioning through a dedicated pool of APUs. Repairs will be carried out at EPCOR’s Amsterdam facility, which has been repairing the APS5000 since early 2014.


An “airline-minded” specialist

EPCOR Managing Director Romain Helmer said: “This is a unique contract, both in terms of the long term and the number of aircraft it involves. Air Canada is a major APU client for us in North America, and this agreement further strengthens our presence in this market. It also marks a very important new phase in relations between Air Canada and AFI KLM E&M.” Alan Butterfield, Air Canada’s Vice President Maintenance & Engineering stated: “AFI KLM E&M is an MRO which is well aware of the requirements of airlines and we are confident will be able to satisfy our expectations. We are looking forward to further deepening our commercial relationship.”


About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more than 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,316 airports in 192 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit:



EVELOP Airlines Picks AFI KLM E&M To Maintain Its APUs

Paris, Amstelveen, 8 October 2014 – Evelop Airlines has signed an exclusive contract with AFI KLM E&M to organize the repair and overhaul of the Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) equipping its  A320-200 and A330-300 aircraft. EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialized in maintenance for APUs and a wide range of pneumatic components, will provide Evelop Airlines with the services covered by the agreement.


EPCOR, an acknowledged APU maintenance market player

In choosing the services of AFI KLM E&M and EPCOR, Evelop Airlines will be benefiting from the extensive experience and know-how of a unique service provider for the repair and overhaul of two distinct types of APU. For many years, EPCOR has been a leading player in the APU maintenance market in Europe, and a partner of choice for numerous airlines. EPCOR Managing Director Romain Helmer said: “We are delighted that Evelop Airlines decided on EPCOR to maintain its APUs. The trust that the Spanish airline has placed in us is an additional sign of the quality of our solutions, whose standards, processes and services we are continually striving to improve”.


About Evelop Airlines

A fully-owned subsidiary of the Barceló Viajes group, Palma de Mallorca-based Evelop Airlines was formed in 2013. Barceló Viajes is one of the most important multinationals in the tourist sector as well holding over 140 hotels in 17 countries. Evelop Airline’s fleet currently comprises one A320-200 and one A330-300. It operates scheduled flights and charter flights from Spain and Portugal to destinations in the Caribbean. The airlines philosophy is aimed at the customers experience, backed by a motivated workforce, Evelop Airlines is offering a product with attention to the smallest details, all to offer their customers flight a pleasant and relaxing experience.



AFI KLM E&M Voted MRO Of The Year by Airline Economics

Trade magazine Airline Economics awarded its "MRO of the Year" accolade to AFI KLM E&M at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards held in Dublin, on 20 January. In this way, the 6,000 people polled in the survey, themselves being airline industry professionals, have acknowledged the expertise underpinning the maintenance, repair, and overhaul solutions delivered by the Group worldwide.
This prestigious award also recompenses the efforts made by AFI KLM E&M and its people to adapt its services and capabilities to the challenges and requirements of its clients.

Receiving the award, Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: "We are deeply honoured to receive this award, and proud to have been recognized by our peers as an expert and major operator for aircraft maintenance services. The aviation sector is still experiencing a degree of turbulence and this accolade is seen as an encouragement and a vote of confidence, prompting us to continue our efforts to achieve all-round excellence and performance in the products and services we provide."


EPCOR Extends its APU Support Service with APS 5000 Capability

The AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialized in APUs and pneumatic components is fully licensed and ready to support Boeing 787 APU’s

Paris, Amstelveen, 17 February 2014 – EPCOR can henceforth offer its expertise and MRO services to all carriers operating Boeing 787 aircraft equipped with the APS 5000 auxiliary power units (APUs) manufactured by Hamilton Sundstrand. The offer includes APU repair and maintenance including warranty repairs, along with the supply of spares. In the second half of 2014 EPCOR will have its own 787 state of the art test facility.

Extending capability offer

The APS5000 capability will be the seventh type of APU that is on the capability list of EPCOR. With this new capability EPCOR can extend its APU services to APU’s equipping Boeing 787 fleet.

EPCOR Managing Director Romain Helmer said: “We are delighted to offer this new product to our parent airlines AIR FRANCE KLM and prospective clients. We have worked very closely with Pratt & Whitney AeroPower (former Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems), and are very proud today to have earned approved repair shop status for this specific APU. We will strive hard to put all our experience and know-how to good use so that we can deliver reliable, fast and top-quality services. EPCOR will be able to take part in any product improvement programs announced by Pratt & Whitney AeroPower.


Willis Renews and Broadens Contract with AFI KLM E&M

Aircraft Services Provider adds GE90 and APU maintenance to existing engine support contract.


Paris, Amstelveen, 24 January 2014 – Willis Lease Finance has signed a new engine and APU support contract with AFI KLM E&M. The aircraft engine lease & finance company has added support for GE90 engine series, CFM56-5 series and the maintenance of all types of APU to the previous agreement covering its fleet of CF6-80 and CFM56-7 turbofan engines. The contract as of January 1, 2014 will be for multiple years. APU work will be carried out by EPCOR, AFI KLM E&M’s specialized subsidiary. The scope of the contract continues to cover overhaul and repair services, on-wing support, and pre-return checks at the end of a lease, all on a “time and materials” basis.


Mutual clients

Mr Charles Willis at Willis Lease Finance said: “We have decided to put our trust in AFI KLM E&M once more as much to extend our long-standing relationship as to continue benefitting from its proven flexibility and know-how and comprehensive range of solutions tailored to our needs”. Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, said he was delighted with the agreement, “which strengthens our partnership with Willis and now includes EPCOR – a key player in the AFI KLM E&M global MRO network”.


About Willis Lease Finance

Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ-WLFC) leases large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines and aircraft to airlines, aircraft engine manufacturers, air cargo carriers and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in 110 countries. These leasing activities are integrated with the purchase and resale of used and refurbished commercial aircraft engines and aircraft through its subsidiary Willis Aeronautical Services (WASI). WLFC also provides cutting edge technology, lease pool engine and APU solutions throughout the world.


Globus Entrusts Boeing 737 NG APUs To Epcor

New stage in AFI KLM E&M expansion into Russian market.


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.

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