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 recently expanded its repair capabilities to include ground support test equipment (GSTE). According to the company, the extension will be dedicated to its TT1000A and TT1200 turbine temperature test set before being expanded to other test equipment by year-end. “Barfield’s goal of providing more and more dedicated and local services to its customers…will strengthen our leadership role in the GSTE market,” said CEO Frederic Denise. The company’s 22,000-sq-ft Phoenix facility has specialized in component repair since it opened in 2000.
Wichita-based Mid-Continent Instruments has changed its name to Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. The company says the new name better describes its capabilities and underscores its commitment to provide general aviation repair facilities with a range of services supporting avionics, instruments and power solutions. Services include custom design, manufacturing, overhaul/exchange and repair. The company’s Van Nuys, Calif. facility provides new instrument sales and instrument overhaul.
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.