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Kenya Airways opts for AFI KLM E&M APU Services

EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in the overhaul and maintenance of APUs and pneumatic components, is to handle maintenance for the APUs equipping Kenya Airways Boeing 737 Next Generation (GTCP131-9B), Boeing 787 (APS5000) and Embraer 190 (APS2300) aircraft under the terms of an exclusive contract signed between the Kenyan carrier and AFI KLM E&M. The contract covers APU overhauls, repairs and logistics/AOG support, plus the supply of spare APUs.

Kenya Airways is conversant with EPCOR solutions after entrusting the AFI KLM E&M affiliate with the care of the APUs equipping its 737 Next Generation aircraft. Satisfied with the service level and quality delivered under the previous contracts, Kenya Airways has decided to extend its partnership with AFI KLM E&M and EPCOR. Moreover, EPCOR is the only MRO to lavish its expertise on virtually the full array of APUs equipping major commercial aircraft, and is, in fact, the only (OEM licensed) MRO able to handle the three types of products for which Kenya Airways needed support solutions. In benefitting from a single point of contact for its APU maintenance, the Kenyan carrier also gains in terms of cost, responsiveness, and simplicity in the management and oversight of maintenance services.

Martyn Haines, Technical Director at Kenya Airways, said: “EPCOR’s multi-product profile on the APU maintenance market is without compare, and is a major asset for our airline in operational terms. We also have intimate knowledge of how well their solutions perform for having used their services in the past and we therefore have every confidence in the quality of the solutions that will be delivered under the terms of this latest partnership.”

EPCOR Managing Director Dennis Wetjens added: “EPCOR strives to assist its clients with all their needs, regardless of the product, and to adapt its solutions to meet all their expectations. This is what we are doing with Kenya Airways, and we are delighted that “the Pride of Africa” is continuing to work with us.”

Date: May 17, 2017

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