Barfield to Award an 1811NG and DFQ40K at MRO Americas 2017

Barfield, the Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance American subsidiary (AFI KLM E&M), announces it will award an 1811NG to the winner of the School category and a DFQ40K to the winner of the Airline and MRO category of the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) at MRO Americas in Orlando from April 25-27. Barfield Ground Support Test Equipment (GSTE) is a main participant at the AMC for the third consecutive year and provides the judges for its events.

Barfield's involvement with the AMC-MRO, a non-profit organization, has exponentially increased. This year, through the donation of the 1811NG and the DFQ40K, the company began fostering a new relationship with student training organizations around the world. Barfield says the AMC-MRO is the perfect venue to renew its commitment to aviation education. "We believe that students must learn the basic aircraft systems and have experience with the technology being used in the workforce. The donation of the 1811NG to the winner of the aviation School category aligns Barfield's values of supporting aviation education with its parent company Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance's commitment to innovation.  Since we were donating the latest Pitot-Static equipment to the aviation schools, we decided that it was also important to fully support the Airline and MRO category with a donation of the latest Fuel Quantity tester, DFQ40K," says Lew Wingate, vice president of GSTE and Distribution at Barfield.

According to the AMC, the purpose of the annual competition is to put aircraft technicians at the forefront of the industry while promoting "the knowledge and skill required to maintaining safe, airworthy aircraft worldwide." With the advancement in technology and the constant redesign and release of new aircraft, many tend to forget the outstanding technicians striving to keep that technology airworthy.

The AMC-MRO competition attracts maintenance professionals from around the world to showcase their noteworthy skills and aptitudes. The event is timed and assesses the competing teams' ability to troubleshoot and repair a mockup of an aircraft pitot static system or AC capacitance fuel quantity indicating system. Depending on the chosen competition, the teams are provided with either an 1811NG or a DFQ40K test set. In addition, they receive a problem report sheet, a wiring diagram, hoses, adapter cables, fittings and pitot static adapters. The five-member teams are judged on their ability to follow proper testing procedures, find faults and attempt to resolve them.

As the leading manufacturer of aircraft ground support test equipment for 60 years, it is only a natural progression to support an organization with such a dedication to increasing aircraft maintenance awareness.

To know more about Barfield, visit booth 1822 during MRO Americas in Orlando, April 24-27.


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