Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and Barfield announce two cooperation agreements

Miami, December 8, 2011 – Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group), the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and Barfield, US subsidiary of Sabena technics Group, 3rd independent MRO worldwide, have signed two agreements, in which:

  • Barfield will contract the repair of hydraulic equipment to Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's facility in Queretaro, Mexico.
  • Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will subcontract exclusively to Barfield for the maintenance of electromechanical equipment, covering all of North America.

Bruno Chiarelli, Executive Vice-President of the Messier-Bugatti-Dowty MRO Division said: "We are delighted to sign these two agreements, which will strengthen and expand our repair capabilities in North America."

Christophe Bernardini, CEO of Sabena technics and Frederic Denise, COO of Barfield added: "Such agreements with the manufacturer of an extensive portfolio of hydraulic equipment will bring us the benefit of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty's OEM expertise and will be a major asset for our service offerings."

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About Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group), is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is a partner to 33 leading commercial, military, business and regional airframers, and supports more than 22,000 aircraft making over 35,000 landings every day. The company employs 6,250 staff working in locations across Europe, North America and Asia.
For more information, please visit www.safranmbd.com

About Barfield, a Sabena technics company
Established in 1945, Barfield is an authorized repair facility for major European and U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its repair and overhaul capabilities include hydraulics, avionics, instruments, accessories and crew seats for Airbus and Boeing airlines, regional and business aircraft as well as helicopters.
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 its 17 sites worldwide. Our services are organized into five major activities: Airframe services, which includes the activity VIP completion, Component services, Integrated services, Military services and Training services, based on the basic principle of meeting our customers' requirements.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (groupe Safran)
Direction de la Communication
Inovel Parc Sud
78 140 Vélizy-Villacoublay – France

Contact Presse
Alison JOLY
Tel +33 (0)1 46 29 18 22
Email :alison.joly@safranmbd.com

Sabena technics
Cynthia JORDAN
Tel +33 (0)1 56 54 42 45
Email:cynthia.jordan@sabenatechnics.com

Barfield
Sébastien LOSY
+1.305.894.5300
Email: sebastien.losy@barfieldinc.com