Sept 13, 2017: The AFI KLM E&M network now has a new addition to its range of predictive maintenance solutions, in the shape of PROGNOS for APU which is designed, built and marketed by EPCOR, the Group subsidiary specialising in MRO services for Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). PROGNOS for APU uses Big Data technologies to monitor the performance of APUs and predict faults, eventually helping to rationalise maintenance work and avoid shop visits and excess costs for client airlines, a major competitive advantage.
Dennis Wetjens, EPCOR managing director, explains, “The innovation capabilities implemented in the AFI KLM E&M network, including at EPCOR, are based on our profile as an airline MRO, so that we can adapt as closely as possible to the real needs of our clients. With PROGNOS for APU, EPCOR is pitching a competitively differentiating, high value-added solution to the APU maintenance market, to help airlines maintain maximum control over their APU assets and keep them operating for as long as possible for minimum effort. This is expected to deliver significant gains in terms of fleet availability and MRO cost optimization.”