Sabena Technics acquires EADS Barfield

 - March 8, 2007, 6:29 AM

Sabena Technics, the TAT Group subsidiary specializing in civil and military aircraft maintenance, has acquired EADS Barfield, an aviation support, service and component repair and maintenance operation. The acquisition is a strategic move to further penetrate the American market.

“Sabena Technics’ pool of rotables and its capabilities on regional aircraft types will complement Barfield’s services,” said Christophe Bernardini, CEO of Sabena Technics. “Moreover, Barfield’s ground support equipment [GSE] activity will strengthen Sabena Technics’ offering to its worldwide clients.”

Barfield has 250 employees at its Miami, Phoenix and Louisville facilities. It is an authorized repair facility for more than 30 European and U.S. OEMs and services components for Airbus and Boeing airliners, regional and business aircraft and helicopters.