GREENSBORO, North Carolina — April 14th, 2010…TIMCO Aviation Services, one of the largest aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers in the world, announced today that it has transitioned its line support operations into TIMCO LineCare — a stand-alone business unit dedicated to offering world class line maintenance and cabin refurbishment services. During the last year, TIMCO has been adding new locations to its network to continue delivering the high quality, reliable and cost effective line care services operators increasingly are seeking today.
According to Lance Applegate, GM of TIMCO LineCare, “The vision of this new, dedicated business unit is to provide an efficient and cost-effective solution for airlines flying into airports where they don’t have assets in place or where self-support operations cannot be justified. We already have 21 locations offering individually tailored services for customers with consistent, high quality.”
TIMCO LineCare’s line maintenance services include: overnight checks; AOG and non-routine maintenance; transit checks that include clearance of logbook, pilot reports and deferred and MEL items; on-call maintenance; “meet, greet and dispatch” field services; and ground service equipment (GSE) maintenance and repair.
Cabin maintenance and refurbishment services include: interior component repair and adjustment; seat cover changes; seat parts replacement; IFE software upgrades; IFE content programming; IFE troubleshooting and repairs; and carpet replacement.
TIMCO LineCare locations include: ABQ, ATL, BOS, BUR, BWI, DEN, ECP, EWR, GSO, HPN, IAD, IWA, JFK, MCO, MSP, OMA, PHL, PHX, SEA, SAN and SJC, with more planned in the near future.
Additional support is available to TIMCO LineCare customers through parent company TIMCO. In addition to providing comprehensive airframe and engine maintenance, TIMCO also supports its customers through TIMCO Aerosystems and Brice Seating with complete engineering, interior development, new seating and interior modification and integration services.
The program is in response to airlines’ escalating focus on the quality of the cabin environment in an increasingly competitive market for passengers.
TIMCO has been performing scheduled maintenance on the KC-10 air-to-air refueling tanker fleet since January 2010 as a member of the CLS team led by Northrop Grumman.
It officially opened its new 120,000 square foot aircraft interiors manufacturing facility yesterday in Wallburg (Davidson County), NC, near its Greensboro headquarters.
Brice has operated as a part of the TIMCO family of companies since it was acquired in 2002.