EPCOR is to provide support services for the APS5000 auxiliary power units (APUs) on Lufthansa’s first five Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
The airline took delivery of its first Dreamliner in August 2022, with four more to follow in the coming weeks. Lufthansa ordered more than 30 Dreamliners in total, strengthening its widebody fleet.
As a subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M and as centre of excellence specialised in APU maintenance, EPCOR will handle all warranty repairs on the APS5000s, including an availability solution.
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s APS5000 was designed for the Boeing 787. EPCOR noted that it is now one of only three workshops in the world licensed to overhaul and repair this APU, while approximately 40 per cent of the 787 APUs worldwide are supported at EPCOR’s shop at Amsterdam International Airport in Schiphol.
“More and more 787 operators choose EPCOR for our APS5000 service,” said EPCOR’s commercial director Rob van de Graaf. “This motivates us even more to keep investing in the best customer experience, performance, and engineering expertise.’’
Lufthansa Airline’s senior director Binoj Sebastian commented: “As we introduce this new widebody aircraft to our fleet, we were looking for a proven quality APU support solution to maximise the availability of our 787s: EPCOR’s track record on this product is very impressive, and we have every confidence in their ability to deliver the high level of service we expect.”
EPCOR’s managing director Dominik Wiener-Silva stated: “It is always a great honour to welcome a major airline among our customers. We hope that this first collaboration will convince Lufthansa of the excellence and relevance of our APU services, and open the door to a long-term partnership around the APUs of its young and growing 787 fleet.”