TIMCO Enters Five-Year Contract to Provide Maintenance & Modifications for Thomson Airways B767-300s

OCTOBER 5th 2009, GREENSBORO, NC ... Leading MRO Provider TIMCO Aviation Services announced today that the company has entered a five-year B767-300 maintenance and modification contract with Thomson Airways, internationally recognized as one of the United Kingdom’ and Europe’s premier holiday charter carriers.

The contract, which also includes an additional two-year option, provides Thomson secured hangar capacity at TIMCO’s Greensboro, North Carolina MRO location for all their scheduled heavy maintenance and modifications. In the first year of the program, which started in September, TIMCO will also install APB B767 winglets and new inflight entertainment systems on the Thomson B767-300 fleet.

John Eichten, TIMCO’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, noted that, “TIMCO is very eager to work with Thomson Airways on their B767-300 aircraft. It confirms our customer’s confidence in the extensive B767 capability on both the scheduled maintenance and modification experience at TIMCO.”

Fraser Ellacott, Director of Engineering for Thomson Airways, said: “We are delighted to be working with TIMCO on this project which will maintain, upgrade and enhance our fleet of Boeing 767s as part of our transition strategy to the Boeing 787. The continued installation of winglets on our aircraft demonstrates our committed to ensuring we maximise fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.”

About TIMCO Aviation Services

The largest independent base maintenance MRO in all of the Americas, TIMCO Aviation Services provides fully integrated MRO services for commercial and government aircraft operators at its corporate complex in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as at facilities in Macon, Georgia and Lake City, Florida. IN addition, customers are also supported by an engine MRO center and comprehensive line maintenance operations at airports throughout key locations in the United States.