Sabena Technics Announces the Acquisition of EADS Barfield

Sabena technics, the TAT Group subsidiary specialized in civil and military aircraft maintenance announces the acquisiton of EADS Barfield, industry leader in aviation support, service and component repair and maintenance.

Sabena technics, TAT Group’s leading MRO services provider has acquired EADS Barfield. This complementary deal for both companies accelerates Sabena technics’ integration into the Northern and Southern American markets through a perfect pooling of expertise and resources to respond to clients’ needs better.

As Christophe Bernardini, CEO of Sabena technics, quotes ‘Barfield‘s expertise, its strong experience and brand, especially in PBH contracts, across North and South America, combined with Sabena technics’ know-how as a former airline operator and leading MRO reinforces our group’s service offer in this region of the world. Sabena technics’ pool of rotables and its capabilities on regional aircraft types will complement Barfield’s services. Moreover, Barfield’s ground support equipment (GSE) activity will strengthen Sabena technics’ offering to its worldwide clients through the integration of this new product.’

Barfield today counts 250 employees across its Miami, Phoenix and Louisville facilities with a total turnover of 50 million Euros. Its core businesses can be regrouped as follows: component repair & overhaul, airline programs, rotables & distribution and GSE. Barfield is an authorized repair facility for more than 30 European original equipment manufacturers and major U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company services components for Airbus and Boeing airliners, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters.

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