AFI KLM E&M American Subsidiary Barfield joins Robotic Skies network to provide maintenance and repair services for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in its Louisville facility.
Paris, Amstelveen, Miami | Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, is now a Robotic Skies authorized repair station for unmanned aircraft component repair at its Louisville, KY facility. Robotic Skies capitalizes on Barfield’s 75 years of experience in manned aircraft component repairs to adapt to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commercial industry with the same high-performance level.
With the rapidly growing UAS market, Barfield is well positioned and ready to adjust its highly trained technicians, engineers and know-how to meet this emerging industry. Robotic Skies has partnered with Barfield to establish custom made support programs locally for commercial UAS operators to support the rapid growth of this technology.
“Barfield, with this agreement, demonstrates our ability to innovate and continuously reinvent ourselves. We are already equipped with the appropriate test benches and expertise to support UAS. We value this new partnership with Robotic Skies and are very hopeful for the future of our partnership,” says Herve Page, Chief Executive Officer of Barfield.
“Barfield embodies the forward-thinking organizations we look for as we recruit repair stations into our network,” says Brad Hayden, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Robotic Skies. “Barfield’s breadth and depth of aerospace experience are vital to ensuring that emerging commercial UAS technology is supported and maintained on a par with existing business and general aviation operations.”
About Barfield Inc.
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. Learn more at www.barfieldinc.com.
About Robotic Skies
Robotic Skies is a global network of maintenance Service Centers for commercial Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fleets. Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has 200 independently owned and operated certified repair stations in its network (and growing), spanning more than 40 countries. The company’s aviation-grade field service programs are flexible, scalable, and meet the regulatory requirements for complex commercial operations like drone delivery.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and fan thrust reverser support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 2,000 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines. Learn more at www.afiklmem.com.