DALLAS—Barfield, AFI KLM E&M’s North American subsidiary, has signed a contract extension with U.S. budget carrier JetBlue to carry out maintenance services on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320-family aircraft.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Miami-based component support specialist will provide parts repairs on a flight-hour basis for JetBlue’s fleet of 130 A320s and 25 A321s, along with other services including engineering and logistics support. No financial details were disclosed.
Extending a 10-year relationship between the parties, the JetBlue contract operates alongside similar agreements Barfield has in place with other U.S. carriers including American Airlines, United Airlines and cargo carrier FedEx.
Speaking to Aviation Week at MRO Americas, Barfield CEO Johann Panier described the JetBlue deal as significant for the company as it grows the range of part numbers it will oversee from its Miami facility as well as stations across the U.S.
Panier also disclosed that the MRO provider is open to new customer opportunities in the South America region, where its current contracts include power-by-the-hour support for Colombian airline Satena’s fleet of ATR 42 and 72 aircraft.