AFI KLM E&M in partnership with Barfield, its subsidiary in the Americas, enters into an agreement with Viva Air to provide a complete service support program of all their current fleet repairable airframe components.
Paris, Amstelveen, Miami, 11 February 2019 - Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) a major aviation industry player, has entered into an exclusive maintenance agreement with Viva Air Group, a low cost airline based in Colombia and Peru that includes the support of airframe components and logistical services.
"AFI KLM E&M provides the solutions for the unique operational and logistical challenges we often face in the region. Setting up the program within a very short time period to meet our deadlines and budget. Their quality of service that has come from several years of experience supporting LCC operations makes AFI KLM E&M the right partner for our airline. This partnership will bring even more consistency to our operation, and will allow Viva Air to maintain its very high On Time Performance level's." says Nicolas Takahashi, Viva Air's VP of Engineering & Maintenance.
The component support agreement takes advantage of AFI KLM E&M strategic location in the Americas through its Miami-based subsidiary, Barfield, as well as its component and logistical expertise.
"We are very proud of the services we will be providing to Viva Air. Our main focus is to provide Viva Air with the best program services available," says Franck Becker, AFI KLM E&M's VP of Sales in the Americas.
About Viva Air
Viva Air (formerly VivaColombia) is a Colombian and Peruvian low-cost airline, and subsidiary of Irelandia Aviation. They serve 23 routes within Colombia, 10 routes within Peru, and 4 international destinations including Miami. The Viva Air fleet consists of 20 Airbus A320-200's. It started operations in May 2012 with a fleet of 8 A320's.
Barfield consists of 500 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Atlanta. With its leading facilities, Barfield can satisfy the needs of customers operating commercial or regional fleets in North, Central and South America. From MRO Services to Distribution and Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE), Barfield provides complete tailor-made support programs for A320 family, 737, Bombardier, Dash 8, ATR 42 & 72 and Embraer 170 & 190 aircraft to operators in need of inventory and logistics solutions, repair management programs, engineering and fleet support, and component reliability management. Barfield is part of the AFI KLM E&M network, a major MRO provider.