Hamilton Sundstrand and EADS Sogerma Join For APU Repair

 - October 4, 2007, 5:55 AM

Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies subsidiary, and EADS Sogerma Services announced a joint venture to repair and overhaul aircraft APU systems and accessories, subject to government and regulatory approvals.

The joint venture, named Revima APU, will be located in Caudebec-en-Caux, near Rouen, France, and is expected to generate approximately $70 million in revenues once integration is completed. The venture will benefit from EADS Revima’s APU repair and overhaul capability, and will allow original equipment manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand to consolidate its APU and accessory repair activities into one facility. Hamilton Sundstrand’s APU business, known as Power Systems, is based in San Diego and also markets some of its products under the name APIC.

EADS Sogerma and Hamilton Sundstrand said aircraft operators with diverse fleets could realize significant benefits by dealing with one auxiliary power unit repair facility. Revima APU will be able to repair and overhaul APUs for most Boeing and Airbus aircraft, along with regional aircraft produced by Embraer, Bombardier, Fokker, BAE Systems and Saab.