Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France Industries 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, Ken. facility. Barfield says their 75 years of experience in manned aircraft component repairs will enable them to adapt to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commercial industry with the same high-performance level.
Barfield says with the rapidly growing UAS market, it 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 Hervé Page, CEO of Barfield.
“Barfield embodies the forward-thinking organizations we look for as we recruit repair stations into our network,” says Brad Hayden, founder & CEO 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.”