TIMCO to Provide Depot Support for KC-10 Extender Refueling Tanker Aircraft

GREENSBORO, NC. – OCTOBER 13, 2009 – TIMCO Aviation Services Inc. will provide depot support as a member of the Northrop Grumman team on the KC-10 Extender Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program.

The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a total ceiling value of $3.8 billion.

The Air Force recently announced its selection of Northrop Grumman as the prime contractor for comprehensive depot maintenance and logistic support for the KC-10 CLS program. The program will operate in direct support of the U. S. Air Force KC-10 air refueling fleet of 59 aircraft.

“It is an honor to be a part of such a stellar team and share our past performance experience of more than a million hours of depot maintenance on DC-10 platforms,” said Ron Utecht, TIMCO Chief Executive Office and Chief Operating Officer. “This experience, combined with our commercial best practices makes this a perfect marriage for demonstrating exceptional value, quality and timeliness for our newest customer, the U.S. Air Force.”

Under the terms of the contract, the Northrop Grumman-led team will provide supply chain management, depot-level logistics integration and support, engine maintenance, aircraft maintenance and modifications for the KC-10 refueling tanker. The tanker/cargo aircraft is part of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command arsenal and has supported anti-terrorist and humanitarian operations around the globe. The team will perform the work at depots located at Northrop Grumman’s Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center, Lake Charles, La., and at TIMCO Aviation Services’ facility in Greensboro, N.C.

TIMCO is the largest single independent provider of fully integrated aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services for major commercial and government aircraft operators in North America, supporting its customers with comprehensive, individually tailored aircraft care services. TIMCO has extensive experience in maintaining, repairing and modifying DC-10-type aircraft. Since 2003, TIMCO has provided outstanding services to seven major DC-10 operators encompassing more than 1.8 million man-hours of work.