Global Distributor of Ground Support Test Equipment Will Market DolphiTech's NDT Products
Raufoss Norway, Miami FL - January 6, 2015 - DolphiTech AS today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Barfield, a recognized worldwide market leader in Ground Support Test Equipment that will be distributing DolphiTech's line of new mobile, advanced 3D ultrasound cameras.
"The use of composites materials is increasing on aircraft opening up the need of new advanced technologies. Barfield, with its 70 years of aviation Ground Support Test Equipment marketing reach and its strong customers' base has a significant presence worldwide and complements our strategy of distribution" said Jan Olav Endrerud, Chief Executive Officer of DolphiTech.
In May 2014, the DolphiCam, DolphiTech's advanced mobile and ergonomic ultrasound camera system, has been accepted for non- destructive testing (NDT) on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The DolphiCam camera system is able to inspect Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) up to 16mm (0.63") thick, with very high resolution 2D and 3D images. DolphiTech is also working with Airbus on the certification of the technology for the new Airbus A350 XWB.
"The signature of this additional and major distribution agreement with DolphiTech will give NDT operators easy global access to purchase a comprehensive solution to assess damages in CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics) structures which will benefit the aerospace industry. We are proud of the trust that DolphiTech has placed in Barfield," said Johann Panier, Chief Executive Officer of Barfield, Inc.
"We look forward to the successful collaboration between Barfield and DolphiTech and to strengthen Barfield's expertise in Ground Support Test Equipment," said Lew Wingate, Vice President of Distribution and GSTE for Barfield. Barfield's distribution of DolphiTech's products will focus initially on the Americas.
The Norwegian company DolphiTech provides advanced ultrasound cameras for 2D and 3D test and inspection of materials. DolphiTech has developed a novel ultrasound transducer design that produces high- resolution images, and utilize advanced technology developed by a team of experts in ultrasound, analogue and digital electronics. DolphiTech also provide solutions for team- based NDT, making inspection solutions available to non-experts - helping customers save time and money.
Barfield consists of 220 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix and Louisville. Together with its sister company Aero Maintenance Group; Barfield is part of the AFI KLM E&M network, a major MRO provider. Barfield's core businesses are Component services, Airline programs, Distribution, Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE) and Rotables & Trading. For more than two decades, Barfield has been supplying complete tailor- made support programs for A320 family, B737, Bombardier, Dash 8, ATR 42 & 72 and Embraer 170 & 190 to airlines in need of inventory and logistics solutions, repair management programs, engineering and fleet support, and component reliability management.