Barfield wins five year US Army OH-58D contract

Barfield wins five year US Army OH-58D contract

28-Nov-2012 Source: Barfield

The U.S. Army Contracting Command, global contracting support provider for the Army’s tactical aircraft, awarded Barfield a 5-year contract for the maintenance of its Alkan Electro Mechanical Release units, placed on the US Army’s Bell 406 Helicopters.

Within the scope of this contract, Barfield will provide depot level repair solutions from its facility in Miami for up to 168 Alkan Electro Mechanical Release units (Weapons Rack) used on the XM149 (OH-58D) Helicopter Armament System of the U.S. Army’s Bell 406 Helicopters. The services provided include:
– Component maintenance
– Engineering support
– Expendables
– Technical and Logistical assistance

This is the first significant contract between Barfield and the U.S. Army and it emphasizes Barfield’s status as MRO of choice for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of military helicopters.

“I am honored by the trust extended to our company by the U.S. Army, which highlights Barfield’s expertise as a provider of support solutions for helicopters and aircraft for both civil and military operators” said Frederic Denise, Chief Executive Officer of Barfield.


About Barfield ( Barfield today consists of 250 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Bogota. Its core businesses can be regrouped as follows: Component services, Airline programs, Distribution & Rotables and Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE). Barfield is an authorized repair facility for more than 30 European original equipment manufacturers and major U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Barfield’s repair and overhaul capabilities include crew seats, radio equipment, oxygen equipment and accessories for Airbus and Boeing airliners, regional and business aircraft, and helicopters.

About Sabena technics (
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. The group employs over 3,000 persons across its 17 sites worldwide. Its services are organized into product lines: Airframe services, Component services, Integrated services, Military services, Training services and VIP completion, based on the basic principle of meeting its customers’ requirements.

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