SATENA Extends Contract with Barfield

Barfield, a Sabena technics company, is pleased to announce the extension of its contract with SATENA, “Servicio Aéreo à Territorios Nacionales”, one of Colombia’s regional airlines, to cover three additional ATR42-500 and ATR72-500.

Barfield’s Airline programs division, in charge of managing power by the hour contracts, will be providing to SATENA:

  • nose-to-tail component support, including engines LRU´s and propellers,
  • pool access,
  • and main base inventory located in Bogotá, Colombia.

SATENA, owned by the Colombian government, has been undergoing strong fleet modernization for the past few years, integrating aircraft types such as Embraer 170 and ATR42-500 and ATR72-500. Its purpose is to keep on developing lines operated in regions of strong topography and to serve in those places where there were no commercial airlines flying.
“This contract extension with SATENA reaffirms the trust the Colombian operator put in Barfield two years ago as a service provider of choice for their ATR fleet,’ said Frederic Denise, Barfield’s Chief Operating Officer.
“Sabena technics is proud to have supported Barfield in developing its expertise on regional aircraft types. This amendment with SATENA is another step forward for us in the region,” added Rodolphe Marchais, Chairman and CEO of Sabena technics.
About Barfield (
Barfield today consists of 250 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Bogota. Its core businesses can be regrouped as follows: component repair & overhaul, airline programs, rotables & distribution and Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE). Barfield is an authorized repair facility for more than 30 European original equipment manufacturers and major U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Barfield’s repair and overhaul capabilities include crew seats, radio equipment, oxygen equipment and accessories for Airbus and Boeing airliners, regional and business aircraft, and helicopters.
About Sabena technics (
Sabena technics is a leading independent MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) provider of maintenance services to civil and military aircraft operators. The group operates under the brands Sabena technics, Sabena technics training, Barfield and equally benefits from a joint venture specialized in hydraulic repair named Hydrep. Our group employs over 3,000 persons across 17 sites worldwide. Our services are organized into product lines: Airframe services, Component services, Integrated services, Military services, Training services and VIP completion, based on the basic principle of meeting our customers’ requirements.