Greensboro, North Carolina, September 17, 2012––TIMCO Aerosystems (“TIMCO”), part of TIMCO Aviation Services, announced today that its newly installed dynamic sled test facility at the company’s Wallburg, North Carolina location was found by the FAA to be acceptable for the testing of aircraft seats to show compliance with regulatory codes 14CFR25.562 and 14CFR23.562. The facility, which features a state-of-the-art dynamic test sled, enables TIMCO to test seats for compliance with critical occupant safety impact standards, including 16G horizontal and 14G vertical structural thresholds.
Acceptance by the FAA allows TIMCO to begin performing the required testing on its own seat products for its customers. TIMCO’s dynamic test sled facility includes a number of unique features, including energy-saving, high frequency florescent tube lighting and a high speed video component, which enables comprehensive data collection and analysis that can lead to sophisticated improvements in design and safety enhancement.
Jose Pevida, Vice President of Engineering, said, “Our new test sled is a key part of our broader test lab which also includes reliability testing and static testing, and which will eventually include flammability testing. With each new element, we are including enhanced features not typically found elsewhere in the industry.”
Rick Salanitri, President of TIMCO Aerosystems, added, “We are very excited to receive the FAA’s acceptance of our new dynamic sled test facility. We know the investments we are making in our new test lab will save our customers significant time and cost in meeting critical safety requirements.”
TIMCO Aviation Services is one of the world’s largest independent aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) companies, providing operators with base maintenance, engine MRO and line services through the TIMCO LineCare network. The company’s TIMCO Aerosystems business is one of a select few companies that can support its customers with a full spectrum of cabin solutions including state-of-the-art design engineering; interiors products including the FeatherWeight™ line of galleys, lavatories and seating; integration project management; and certification services under its FAA ODA Authority.