The agreement was signed to support Spairliners EJET Integrated Component Services and its contracted customers in the region.
Paris, Hamburg, Atlanta, GA, 12 April, 2019 - Spairliners GmbH announced this week that they have entered into a long term agreement with Barfield, a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, to provide component repairs to support Spairliners Embraer E-Jet fleet. The agreement, effective immediately, comprises in-house repair services of Line Replaceable Units currently performed by Spairliners' MRO shareholders AFI KLM E&M as well as Lufthansa Technik. Barfield will serve as the newest addition to Spairliners MRO portfolio and thereby further solidifying their capabilities and presence in the Americas.
Barfield offers competitive in-house capabilities and shorter repair turn-around-times for Spairliners as they are strategically situated in the Americas. The components will be repaired and overhauled at their local repair facilities, specifically Atlanta, GA and Miami, FL.
"This agreement allows Barfield to establish a new partnership with Spairliners to support their Embraer E-Jet fleet. Our main objective is to provide them with the best customer service, a dependable repair quality, and the most effective engineering support that will further showcase our competitiveness in the Americas," said Hervé Page, Barfield Chief Executive Officer."
"We are pleased that Barfield will perform repair and overhaul services for our contracted Embraer E-Jet fleet. Moreover, Barfield is our first MRO in the Americas, and we are confident that this collaboration will further enhance Spairliners global footprint for the E-Jet component support and integrated services." Thies Moeller, CEO of Spairliners GmbH added.
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.
Spairliners GmbH is a joint venture between Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik with its headquarters located in Hamburg, Germany. The company offers component services for the Airbus A380 and the Embraer E-Jet Family, comprising of the E170/175 and E190/195 series. Its multiple services are provided from a single source which include engineering expertise, pooling component access, home base stock leasing, repair management, and assets optimization.
As a market leader in Integrated Component Care, Spairliners is a trusted and proven supplier to world-renowned airlines, such as Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, KLM Cityhopper, HOP! and Lufthansa CityLine. The company is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany and operates logistic hubs in Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore and Munich.
In 2015 Spairliners expanded in to the Americas and opened a sales office in Miami, FL. Today, Spairliners operates a warehouse and logistics hub in Fort Lauderdale, FL which serves its current customers in the region as well as AOG and ad-hoc exchange clients.