AFI KLM E&M Acquires Barfield from Sabena Technics

 - March 19, 2014, 11:10 AM

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Sabena Technics have reached an agreement under which the Franco-Dutch group will take control of Barfield, the North American subsidiary of Sabena Technics. The transaction is scheduled to close in the first half, subject to regulatory approval.

Barfield is an MRO provider specializing in component support, offering services ranging from repairs to flight-hour solutions, spares support, the design of test equipment, and the distribution of parts for OEMs. It employs 230 people at three U.S. facilities (Miami, Phoenix and Louisville).

Franck Terner, executive v-p of Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said, “This acquisition supplements and strengthens our presence in the world’s biggest aviation market, a strategic region due to its dynamism and potential for growth. Because of the complementary nature of AMG and Barfield, two Florida-based subsidiaries, the clients of AFI KLM E&M and Barfield in the Americas will benefit from a comprehensive array of high-quality, competitive services on their doorstep.”