Paris, Amstelveen, Sialkot, February 23rd, 2022 – Air Sial has signed an exclusive long-term contract with EPCOR for the comprehensive maintenance of the auxiliary power units (APUs) equipping its fleet of three Airbus A320 aircraft. EPCOR has designed an adaptive, competitive offer for its new customer, adapted to the needs of a young airline.
As part of the AFI KLM E&M network, EPCOR is providing Air Sial with its airline-MRO mindset: the benefits of its first-rate technical know-how, as well as its experience as an operator in the management of the maintenance plan. In order to secure its operations and limit the risks of AOG, Air Sial will be able to rely on PROGNOS® for APU, the predictive maintenance solution developed by EPCOR.
A single workshop for two types of APU
Maintenance services will be delivered by EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary that is recognised worldwide for its expertise on a wide range of APUs solutions. Thanks to this extensive know-how, Air Sial will benefit from a single point of contact to facilitate its operations. Indeed, the particularity of its fleet is that it includes both Pratt & Whitney APS3200s and Honeywell GTCP131-9As. Two types of APU for which EPCOR is the worlds leading dual licensed APU MRO.
Mr Fazal Jillani, Chairman of Air Sial, said: "It is important for a young company like ours to be able to rely on the resources of an experienced MRO. We particularly appreciated the way EPCOR listened to us, understood our exact needs and adapted its proposal throughout our discussions”.
Dominik Wiener-Silva, EPCOR Managing Director, added: "On behalf of all EPCORians, we are very pleased to welcome Air Sial as a customer. Pakistan is a particularly dynamic market where our MRO solutions have proven their reliability and performance in an often harsh operational environment for aircraft. With Air Sial, this is the beginning of a great story, and, I know EPCOR and the Group AFI KLM E&M will be committed to support its promising development by delivering the best quality of service and sharing our expertise. In line with Air Sial’s motto we are looking forward to ‘touch the SKY together.”.