Paris, Amstelveen, 23 February 2021 – EPCOR is pleased to announce expansion of MRO services to the worldwide operators of the Airbus A220, equipped with the GTCP131-9C auxiliary power units (APUs) manufactured by Honeywell. The offer includes APU repair and maintenance including warranty repairs. Although EPCOR will be the sole repair shop located in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India region for the GTCP131-9C, they will provide global service coverage certified by Honeywell.

EPCORs APU expertise
EPCOR offers maximum value to customers for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of auxiliary power units. Thanks to its long experience, brand-new tooling & equipment and its own state-of-the-art test cell facilities, EPCOR is able to provide highly competitive services including spare availability. Over 2200 APUs went through the shop, over 600 of them were in fact GTCP131 series APUs.

Extending capability offer
The Honeywell GTCP131-9C APU, used on the Airbus A220, is the sole APU certified on this aircraft type. The GTCP131-9C is derived from Honeywell's 131-9 model, the most commonly used APU well known for its great efficiency and reduced fuel burn. The main unique components are the ECU, the Low e-Combustion system, the Accessory Gearbox, and the wiring harness. The majority of the parts in the -9C are common to the -9A and -9B models on which EPCOR already has a solid knowledge and know-how.

The GTCP131-9C capability will be the eighth type of APU that is on the capability list of EPCOR. With this new capability, EPCOR can extend its APU services to customers operating Airbus A220 aircraft.  
EPCOR ended last year by obtaining the sole license for the repair and overhaul of the GTCP331-350 APU. Serving all operators of Airbus A330neo and A340 aircraft.

EPCOR Managing Director Martijn de Vries declared: "We are delighted to offer this new product to prospective customers as well as Air France, part of the Air France-KLM Group. We have worked very closely with Honeywell 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."

Prognos for APU
With more than 950 APUs currently monitored, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, EPCOR knows exactly how important it is to have an efficient, stable and operational APU. A growing amount of over 30 airlines are trusting its predictive capabilities. Part of the Prognos predictive analysis suite, Prognos for APU, designed by EPCOR, predicts maintenance needs and prevents avoidable shop visits and delays. This solution helps airlines maintain maximum control over their APUs and keep them operating for as long as possible with minimum effort. Developed and used on previous versions of the 131-9A and 9B APUs, Prognos will also be available on the Honeywell GTCP131-9C.