GREENSBORO, NC — March 15, 2010 ... Leading aircraft interior engineering and products provider, TIMCO Aerosystems, announced today that it has been chosen by a major global airline to provide engineering and certification services on over one hundred MD-80 series aircraft interior reconfigurations. TIMCO Aerosystems has already begun engineering preparations, and work on the first aircraft is scheduled to begin in mid-June of this year.
The fleet reconfiguration includes the installation of new galleys, new first class passenger seats with PED (Personal Electronic Device) power, modified overhead bins, and a high density seating modification.
Rick Salanitri, Executive Vice President of TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. and President of TIMCO Aerosystems, noted that, “TIMCO is excited to have been selected for an integration program of this scale.” He added, “The fact that we’ve been experiencing considerable success in the design, manufacture, installation and certification of lightweight galleys, lavatories and other monuments for a wide range of airlines in recent years gives us considerable insight for addressing a wide range of integration challenges and solutions. We are looking forward to meeting our new customer’s expectations and to delivering success with this new program.”
TIMCO Aerosystems, a division of TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc., is one of a select few providers that can support its customers with a full spectrum of cabin solutions, from state-of-the-art design and engineering to interiors and structures manufacture, integration and certification. Typical projects include interior reconfigurations, flight avionics retrofits, IFE integration, mechanical system changes, STC development, airframe structural modifications and kitting services. In addition, through Brice Seating, a division of TIMCO, the company is able to support leading airline customers with innovative seating design and construction.
The new galley is designed to reduce maintenance costs through efficient design and use of materials and parts.
The new subsidiary is the only DAS integrator with extensive OEM and integration capabilities focused on the retrofit market
The first groups of seats off the new assembly line are destined for global airline customers in Asia and the Middle East.
It officially opened its new 120,000 square foot aircraft interiors manufacturing facility yesterday in Wallburg (Davidson County), NC, near its Greensboro headquarters.