Greensboro, North Carolina — 2 September 2010. TIMCO Aviation Services (“TIMCO”) announced today that it is expanding its aircraft maintenance capability at its Macon, Georgia airframe facility to include B767 widebody aircraft. TIMCO will make an investment to upgrade its existing facility, procure additional necessary equipment and hire and train additional employees.
TIMCO has serviced narrowbody aircraft at Macon such as the B737, B757 and A320 since it first purchased the operation in 1998. Adding capability for the B767 fleet, one of the largest widebody fleets operated by airlines around the world, will allow TIMCO to tap a larger part of the aircraft maintenance market, bring more work into the Macon facility and provide greater stability for the company and its employees.
“We have several B767 customers who have been urging us to add capacity for the fleet beyond what our other U.S. facilities can currently handle,” said Kevin Carter, who along with Ron Utecht shares the CEO Office at TIMCO. He added, “We’ve been proud of the quality of service our Macon team provides, and we appreciate the support we receive from The State of Georgia, Governor Perdue and the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority.”
“Middle Georgia is often referred to as ‘Georgia’s Aerospace Corridor’ because of its concentration of aerospace related businesses,” states Mike Dyer, Chairman of the Macon Economic Development Commission. “Our technical colleges provide the specialized technical training and educational support for this industry,” continues Dyer, “a critical factor in our success in attracting aerospace companies.”
The TIMCO Aviation Services family of companies includes TIMCO, one of the largest independent aircraft MRO service providers, and its sister companies, all of which take great pride in supporting aircraft operators and owners world-wide 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 United States.