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AFI KLM E&M To Extend Component Support For Boeing Fleet Of LATAM Airlines Group

One of the largest component support contracts signed by AFI KLM E&M.

Paris, Amstelveen, 14 November 2014 - LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Latin America and in the world in terms of network connections, has decided to entrust the component support for all its Boeing 767, 777 and 787 aircraft to AFI KLM E&M, a long-standing aircraft maintenance partner of the carrier. The long-term, flight-hour contract which is signed by the two groups covers the design and provision of repair and overhaul services and dedicated access to a pool of AFI KLM E&M spares. The 777 aircraft will be supported in partnership with Boeing through the 777 CSP program. The contract covers all LATAM Airlines Group Boeing aircraft, for a total of 90 aircraft during the contracted time.

The power of AFI KLM E&M's engineering and logistics network 
The combination of AFI KLM E&M's engineering units and logistics resources constitutes a further driver for the effectiveness and competitive differentiation of the MRO's offering: AFI KLM E&M has developed specific fields of component expertise for each Boeing product line, handled in dedicated infrastructure and workshops by qualified, specialized personnel. This was the case for the Boeing 767s and 777s, and since last year has also been the case for the Boeing 787, for which in 2012 AFI KLM E&M designed and implemented a component support offering and capability that has already enjoyed several commercial successes with worldwide 787 operators.

As a result, AFI KLM E&M is able to provide component support for three different aircraft types using its resources at its repair facilities in Miami (services provided by AMG, AFI KLM E&M's American subsidiary), Paris, and Amsterdam.


About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LAN Airlines and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LAN Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A., including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., (TAM Airlines (Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A. This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 135 destinations in 24 countries and cargo services to about 145 destinations in 27 countries, with a fleet of 321 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has approximately 53,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, in the form of BDRs.

Each airline will continue to operate under their current brands and identities. For any inquiry of LAN or TAM, please visit or, respectively. Further information atwww.latamairlinesgroup.n



Join us at ACPC 2017 - Booth #614 - Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel

Barfield will be at ACPC - August 26 to 29, 2017

The ACPC brings together buyers and sellers of aviation related goods and services.  The ACPC offers members a fair and level environment to network in various business and social agendas.

The structure of the ACPC is primarily a networking meeting. The conference provides both a business and social agenda, and with this mix, everyone has the opportunity to develop relationships, as well as learn concepts that will aid them in everyday decisions

The advantage of attending this conference for the airlines, is the ability to meet more than 700 supplier companies in one setting. An airline attendee can meet more suppliers in the four days of the conference than they would have time to see in their office in an entire year. They also have the opportunity to meet their peers from other airlines and discuss issues, which are of interest and develop relationships that may prove vital in solving everyday problems.

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Join us at RAA 2017 - Booth 713 - Palm Beach County Convention Center

Barfield will be at the Regional Airline Association Annual Convention in Palm Beach, FL.

We will exhibit at Booth 713 - September 24 - 27, 2017.

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) provides a unified voice of advocacy for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable, and robust regional airline industry.  The RAA serves as an important support network connecting regional airlines, industry business partners, and government regulators in bolstering the industry; as well as promoting regional airline interests in a changing business and policy environment.

We are looking forward to meet you!

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Join us at NBAA 2017 - Booth C11231 - Las Vegas Convention Center

Barfield will be at NBAA - October 10 to 12, 2017

Join 27,000 industry professionals for the three most important days of business aviation in the year. Ranked as the sixth largest trade show in the United States, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Oct. 10-12, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV, bringing together current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one meeting place to get critical work accomplished.


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AFI KLM E&M and Barfield are 2017 ALTA CCMA Official Sponsor in Riviera Maya, Mexico

AFI KLM E&M and Barfield, Official Sponsor to the 2017 ALTA CCMA - May 14 to 16 2017

For decades, CCMA has been bringing together Latin American & Caribbean airline technical buyers and industry suppliers in a unique event that provides the opportunity for interaction and networking between suppliers and airline representatives.

This year, the CCMA is once again joining forces with ALTA's MRO Conference, the region's premier event for the commercial air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. The all-in-one conference creates the convenient opportunity for industry professionals to network, exchange ideas and best practices, debate issues and challenges, and gather knowledge during this three-day experience.

The 2017 ALTA CCMA will be held in Mexico, on May 14-16 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

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Barfield to Award an 1811NG and DFQ40K at MRO Americas 2017

Miami, April 07 2017 – Barfield, the Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance American subsidiary (AFI KLM E&M), pledges to award an 1811NG to the winner of the School category and a DFQ40K to the winner of the Airline and MRO category of the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) at MRO Americas in Orlando from April 25-27. Barfield Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE) is a main participant at the AMC for the third consecutive year and provides the judges for its events.


Barfield’s involvement with the AMC-MRO, a non-profit organization, has exponentially increased. This year, through the donation of the 1811NG and the DFQ40K, the company began fostering a new relationship with student training organizations around the world. In fact, the AMC-MRO is the perfect venue to renew Barfield’s commitment to aviation education. “We believe that students must learn the basic aircraft systems and have experience with the technology being used in the workforce. The donation of the 1811NG to the winner of the aviation School category aligns Barfield’s values of supporting aviation education with its parent company Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance’s commitment to innovation.  Since we were donating the latest Pitot-Static equipment to the aviation schools, we decided that it was also important to fully support the Airline and MRO category with a donation of the latest Fuel Quantity tester, DFQ40K,” says Lew Wingate, Vice President of GSTE and Distribution at Barfield.


According to the AMC, the purpose of the annual competition is to put Aircraft Technicians at the forefront of the industry while promoting “the knowledge and skill required to maintaining safe, airworthy aircraft worldwide.” With the advancement in technology and the constant redesign and release of new aircraft, many tend to forget the outstanding technicians striving to keep that technology airworthy.


The AMC-MRO competition attracts maintenance professionals from around the world to showcase their noteworthy skills and aptitudes. The event is timed and assesses the competing teams’ ability to troubleshoot and repair a mockup of an aircraft pitot static system or AC capacitance fuel quantity indicating system. Depending on the chosen competition, the teams are provided with either an 1811NG or a DFQ40K test set. In addition, they receive a problem report sheet, a wiring diagram, hoses, adapter cables, fittings and pitot static adapters. The five-member teams are judged on their ability to follow proper testing procedures, find faults and attempt to resolve them.


As the leading manufacturer of aircraft ground support test equipment for 60 years, it is only a natural progression to support an organization with such a dedication to increasing aircraft maintenance awareness.


To know more about Barfield, meet us booth 1822 during MRO Americas in Orlando, April 24-27.


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.



AMC is a non-profit organization that holds an annual competition in conjunction with Aviation Week’s MRO for current and future aviation maintenance professionals. The AMC features a broad range of categories including Commercial Airlines, General Aviation, Military, Repair and Manufacturing, School and Space. The AMC competition is supported through the generous contribution of the aerospace community.



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 1,500 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines.  or   


AFI KLM E&M voted MRO of the Year 2015 by Aviation Week Magazine

AFI KLM E&M voted MRO of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Airline Economics

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