Miami (May 25, 2011) - ALTA, the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association, welcomes two new affiliate members to its expanding roster: Barfield and Rockwell Collins.
"With vast experience and long-established reputations in their respective areas, Barfield and Rockwell Collins are welcome additions to ALTA's growing membership of leading companies committed to the Latin American and Caribbean marketplace," said ALTA Executive Director Alex de Gunten. "We look forward to working closely with both these companies to further our mutual goals for a greener, safer and more efficient aviation industry."
"Barfield, a Sabena technics company, has been providing MRO services to customers in Latin America for several years. We now also have a presence in Colombia. Becoming a member of ALTA is a great honor for us. The work accomplished by the organization over the years is impressive. I sincerely cannot wait to further develop our partnerships with this wonderful and dynamic region," said Christophe Bernardini, Chief Executive Officer of Sabena technics Group.
"We have a very strong presence in Latin America and the Caribbean which we're looking to grow significantly in the coming years," said Thierry Tosi, Vice President and Managing Director, Americas for Rockwell Collins. "We believe our membership in ALTA can play an important role in providing us with additional knowledge, insight and new relationships in this region."
Barfield, a Sabena technics company, has been in the component repair business for more than 60 years. Barfield has three service locations Miami, Florida, Phoenix, Arizona, and Louisville, Kentucky, and is a major supplier of "Nose to Tail Support", which is handled within its Airlines Program activity. Barfield offers these programs on Airbus, Boeing and regional aircraft (ATR, CRJ, DHC and EMB aircraft). www.barfield.com
About Rockwell Collins:
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. www.rockwellcollins.com
ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 90 percent of the region's commercial air traffic. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association's members, their customers and the industry. www.alta.aero
Member Airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Aerosur, Air Jamaica, Avianca, Bahamas Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, COPA Airlines, COPA Airlines Colombia, Cubana, GOL, LAN, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru, LIAT, Mexicana, Mexicana Click, PLUNA, TACA, TACA Peru, TAM, TAM Mercosur, TAME, Volaris. Associate Members: Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Iberia, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, UPS, WestJet. Affiliate Members: Airbus, Airline Business Magazine, Amadeus, AON, ARINC, Ascend, ATR, AvGroup, Bain & Company, Barfield, Boeing, Bombardier, CFM, Chevron Aviation, Chromalloy, Embraer, GE Aviation, Hahn Air, HEICO, Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Systems, MARSH Aviation, Mercator, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, OAG, Petrobras, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins, ROUTES, SABRE Air Solutions, SH&E, SHELL Aviation, SITA, SNECMA, Spencer Stuart, Superjet International, Travelport, UATP, Wencor and Willis Aerospace.