TIMCO Aviation Services Mechanic Bill Hardy Receives FAA’s Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award

GREENSBORO, NC—November 30, 2010 … TIMCO Aviation Services (“TIMCO”) is pleased to announce that Greensboro-based mechanic Bill Hardy is being recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) for his 50 years of service in the aircraft maintenance industry.

Hardy has worked at TIMCO since it was founded in 1990, fulfilling a variety of roles as an A&P mechanic, crew chief and materials specialist among others. His career began as a helicopter mechanic in the U.S. Army in 1960, and includes over 25 years with Eastern Airlines where he worked on most of the aircraft in the airline’s fleet.

The award is named in honor of Charles Taylor, who served as the Wright Brothers' mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful flight. To be eligible for the award, a recipient must have served at least 50 years as an aviation mechanic and also have been an FAA-certified mechanic for a minimum of 30 years.

Mike Anderson, General Manager of TIMCO’s Greensboro base maintenance operations said, “It is truly a great honor for any individual to achieve the milestone Bill has achieved in our industry. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his dedication and passion for aviation and we are truly grateful for his years of service as a member of the TIMCO team.”

Hardy’s name will be added to the FAA's Roll of Honor, a leather-bound book on display at the entrance to the FAA Aircraft Maintenance Division at FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

About TIMCO

TIMCO is one of the world's largest independent aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) providers supporting global aircraft operators and owners with comprehensive, individually-tailored aircraft care services including airframe MRO, engineering services, interiors manufactured product design and installation, engine MRO and line care services at airports across the U.S.

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