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11/28/2018

Barfield Reinforces Partnership with TAME in New Components Maintenance Support on its A330 Aircraft

AFI KLM E&M American Subsidiary signs amendment to its agreement with TAME to support its Airbus A330 Aircraft component repairs.

Miami, 27 November 2018 – Barfield, an Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) subsidiary in the Americas, and a major aviation industry player, has signed a multi-year components maintenance agreement with Ecuadorian based airline TAME. The flat rate agreement covers TAME’s Airbus A330 aircraft.  

“This agreement gives Barfield the opportunity to continue to strengthen our partnership with TAME.  Our focus is to provide them with the best dependability, engineering support, and the most helpful customer service in the industry to keep their dispatch reliability at the highest level possible,” said Hervé Page, Barfield Chief Operating Officer.

The agreement also increases Barfield’s long term partnership with TAME with the support of AFI KLM E&M. Indeed, for Franck Becker, AFI KLM E&M Regional Vice President Sales Americas, “The trusted relationship between TAME and Barfield as seen with this new agreement, increases and strengthens AFI KLM E&M position on the South American market.”

The component repair contract is based on high quality engineering practices put in place to increase the flying life of the components. “TAME is committed to an ambitious growth plan over the next few years and we couldn’t think of a better partner than Barfield to entrust the maintenance of our A330 aircraft components as well as the support of our other fleet types,” said TAME’s CEO, Octavio Augusto Perez Sierra.

 

About TAME

TAME is an airline founded in 1962 and headquartered in Quinto, Pichincha Province with the main hub in Mariscal Sucre International Airport. The airline was formed by the Air Force of Ecuador. In 2011, it became a commercial entity and now provides domestic, international and charter flights. TAME has a fleet of 10 aircraft including Airbus A319s, A320s and A330s. 

About Barfield

Barfield consists of 500 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Atlanta. With its leading facilities, Barfield can satisfy the needs of customers operating commercial or regional fleets in North, Central and South America. From MRO Services to Distribution and Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE), Barfield provides complete tailor-made support programs for A320 family, 737, Bombardier, Dash 8, ATR 42 & 72 and Embraer 170 & 190 aircraft  to operators in need of inventory and logistics solutions, repair management programs, engineering and fleet support, and component reliability management. Barfield is part of the AFI KLM E&M network, a major MRO provider.

www.barfieldinc.com 

About AFI KLM E&M

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and fan thrust reverser support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 2,000 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines.

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10/31/2018

Press Release: Barfield to Distribute Universal Synaptics Products Globally

Barfield signs exclusive agreement to distribute Universal Synaptics Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation products in global commercial aerospace industry.

Miami, October 31, 2018 - A major aviation industry player in the Americas, Barfield, an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary, is now the distributor of Utah based manufacturer, Universal Synaptics. Universal Synaptics supplies and manufactures the Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System™ (IFDIS™), the portable Voyager Intermittent Fault Detector™ (VIFD™) and derivatives.

"In the United States and elsewhere, we are present at all the biggest MRO trade shows, which allows us to give this revolutionary intermittent fault detection system the visibility it deserves. At a time when more and more industry players are becoming concerned about efficiency and cost reduction tools Universal Synaptics IFD is the answer to this growing need," says Hervé Page, Barfield's Chief Executive Officer.

A market-first patented neural-sensing circuitry
Universal Synaptics' technology has been adopted by the US military. In addition, the company developed the Intermittent Fault Detector (IFD) specifically with intermittence detection and isolation requirements in mind. The IFD can overcome the testing limitations of a continuity test. Universal Synaptics advanced technology simultaneously and continuously monitors all unit under test (UUT) circuits, detecting any and all intermittent faults that occur, even as short as *50 nanoseconds (0.00000005 seconds) in duration. Never before has there been a more comprehensive and complete wiring diagnostic solution.

"Together, Barfield and Universal Synaptics will provide the commercial aerospace industry proven solutions to improve dispatch reliability while reducing cost" said Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics President and CEO. "This strategic partnership combines two innovative companies with a united focus on effectively reducing intermittent / No Fault Found in electronic systems."

This agreement will strengthen the partnership between the two companies allowing Barfield to introduce the IFD to the commercial aviation sector.

About Universal Synaptics Corporation
Founded: 1996 Privately Owned Universal Synaptics Corporation Based in Roy, Utah is the industry leader in detecting and isolating elusive intermittent faults.  The massive digital testing void that exists today with conventional scanning test equipment, led to the development of the patented VIFD™ and the IFDIS™ Intermittent Fault Detectors.  Universal Synaptics has been recognized with numerous technology awards from the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA and the State of Utah.
www.usynaptics.com

About Barfield
Barfield consists of 500 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Atlanta. With its leading facilities, Barfield can satisfy the needs of customers operating commercial or regional fleets in North, Central and South America. From MRO Services to Distribution and Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE), Barfield provides complete tailor-made support programs for A320 family, Boeing 737, Bombardier, Dash 8, ATR 42 & 72 and Embraer 170 & 190 aircraft  to operators in need of inventory and logistics solutions, repair management programs, engineering and fleet support, and component reliability management. Barfield is a leading manufacturer and distributor of aircraft ground support test equipment worldwide. Barfield is part of the AFI KLM E&M network, a major MRO provider.
www.barfieldinc.com

10/22/2018

ALTA - CCMA 2018

Barfield will be attending the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum form October 28th to October 30th in Panama City, Panama.  Please, be on the lookout for our team. 

More information on http://www.altaairlineleaders.com/events/alta-airline-leaders-forum/event-summary-ac95794344dc44768df7f82e744a241b.aspx

10/02/2018

Hervé Page Is New Barfield Chief Executive Officer

Hervé Page has been appointed CEO of Barfield Inc., a major MRO America player and the Americas bridgehead of the AFI KLM E&M global MRO network. The new CEO officially took up his duties on 4 September.

Paris, Amstelveen, Miami, 02 October 2018 - Hervé Page takes the helm of an entity employing 500 at its Miami, Phoenix, Louisville, and Atlanta facilities. His priority for Barfield is to continue to consolidate cultures and standardize processes across all sites.

After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace in 1986, Hervé Page began his career with Air Inter, as an aircraft maintenance engineer. He joined Air France in 1997. as head of the A300, A310 and Concorde Maintenance Department. From there, he has held several positions of leadership at AFI KLM E&M, including Vice President of Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance for the Air France since 2013.
 
"I am delighted to join the Barfield teams to pursue the implementation of the strategy defined by AFI KLM E&M to serve its customer airlines in the Americas," said Hervé Page. "We aim to double our market share in the region and leverage a company where people are happy to work. Barfield, has solid foundations for that and numerous projects have already been launch to turn this challenging ambition into a reality."

 

08/23/2018

RAA 2018, Long Beach, CA

Meet our Team at the Regional Airline Association Annual Convention in Long Beach, California

We will attend RAA 2018  - September 23 -26, 2018.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

06/20/2018

19/06/2018 - Barfield To Distribute Falgayras Components in the US

19/06/2018 - Barfield To Distribute Falgayras Components in the US

AFI KLM E&M subsidiary signs exclusive distribution partnership with Toulouse SME.

Paris, Amstelveen, 19 June 2018 - Barfield, the US bridgehead of AFI KLM E&M's global MRO network, has announced the signing of a regional distribution agreement with Falgayras SAS, a cutting-edge mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering oeM located at the heart of the aviation cluster around Toulouse in southern France. This is an exclusive multi-year agreement involving a selection of Falgayras products, and in particular windscreen wiper systems (wiper arms, blades and motors) fitted as original equipment to many Bombardier CSeries and Mitsubishi MRJ family aircraft, as well as Airbus Helicopter helicopters.

This latest partnership strengthens Barfield's growth strategy in the area of aircraft component distribution - one of the company's three businesses along with maintenance services and the supply of Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE). Barfield already markets a wide range of aircraft parts in the Americas under partnerships with reputed oeMs, including Stelia, Airbus EAP, and Siemens Elta.

Christophe Falgayras, Chairman and CEO of Falgayras SAS, said: "Falgayras is proud of this new partnership with Barfield. It is designed to improve the effectiveness of our service by shortening our response times and sharing our North American and European customer portfolios. Our respective customers will therefore be the big winners under this agreement."

Barfield's Lew Wingate, Vice President GSTE and Distribution, added: "We turned to Falgayras due to the high quality of its products, acknowledged by leading aircraft and helicopter manufacturers worldwide. Falgayras components will form a highly complementary fit for the extensive catalogue of solutions distributed by Barfield. This agreement will enable us to better serve our existing customers, and also to reach out to potential new ones, especially operators of CSeries family fleets."

About Falgayras SAS
Falgayras SAS was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in the aviation zone in Toulouse (France). Today, it has an outstanding reputation in the aviation market for the supply and maintenance of on-board aircraft equipment. Its key products include windscreen wiper systems and lighting and cabling solutions. Its design office specializes in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering - a skillset that enables it to design a wide variety of parts and special products for manufacturers worldwide. Falgayras is also able to provide repair services for flight and engine control systems, and for electric motors, fuel pumps, actuators and other electronic systems.
www.falgayras.com

About Barfield
Barfield consists of 500 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Atlanta. With its leading facilities, Barfield can satisfy the needs of customers operating commercial or regional fleets in North, Central and South America. From MRO Services to Distribution and Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE), Barfield provides complete tailor-made support programs for A320 family, 737, Bombardier, Dash 8, ATR 42 & 72 and Embraer 170 & 190 aircraft to operators in need of inventory and logistics solutions, repair management programs, engineering and fleet support, and component reliability management. Barfield is part of the AFI KLM E&M network, a major MRO provider.
www.barfieldinc.com

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