AFI KLM E&M acquires 100% of Barfield from Sabena

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 full control of Barfield, the North American subsidiary of Sabena technics. The transaction should be finalized in the first half of 2014, subject to regulatory approval. Barfield was founded in 1945 and is an MRO provider specializing in component support, offering services ranging from repairs to flight-hour solutions including spares support, the design of test equipment, and the distribution of spare parts for OEMs. It employs 230 at three US facilities (Miami, Phoenix, Louisville). Franck Terner, Executive Vice President AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “This acquisition supplements and strengthens our presence on 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.”

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