American aircraft maintenance company Barfield has signed a multi-year component maintenance agreement with Ecuador-based airline TAME.

The agreement covers TAME’s Airbus A330 aircraft.

The flat-rate agreement also enhances the long-term partnership between TAME and Barfield, which is an Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) subsidiary in the Americas.

AFI KLM E&M Americas sales vice-president Franck Becker said: “The trusted relationship between TAME and Barfield as seen with this new agreement, increases and strengthens AFI KLM E&M position on the South American market.”

Barfield has facilities in Phoenix, Louisville, Atlanta and Miami.

“This agreement gives Barfield the opportunity to continue to strengthen our partnership with TAME.”

The component repair contract will help to increase the flying life of the parts.

Barfield COO Hervé Page said:This agreement gives Barfield the opportunity to continue to strengthen our partnership with TAME. Our focus is to provide them with the best dependability, engineering support, and the most helpful customer service in the industry to keep their dispatch reliability at the highest level possible.”

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TAME CEO Octavio Augusto Perez Sierra said: TAME is committed to an ambitious growth plan over the next few years and we couldn’t think of a better partner than Barfield to entrust the maintenance of our A330 aircraft components as well as the support of our other fleet types.”

Established in 1962, TAME is headquartered in Quinto of Pichincha province with its main hub in Mariscal Sucre International Airport. It has a fleet of ten aircraft consisting of Airbus A319s, A320s and A330s.

Barfield provides support programmes such as MRO services, distribution and ground support test equipment, for a wide range of aircraft.