Greensboro, North Carolina, June 07, 2013 ––TIMCO Aerosystems (“TIMCO”), part of TIMCO Aviation Services, announced that its FeatherWeight™ economy and premium economy seats are installed on the first 787 aircraft that was delivered to Thomson Airways (“Thomson”), part of TUI Travel PLC. The delivery is the first of eight 787s Thomson has on order, and the first to be delivered to a UK airline. TIMCO has provided 11 shipsets of seats over the last six months for multiple 787 customers, with more scheduled.
The FeatherWeight™ seats are designed to save operators fuel cost through innovative engineering and the use of lighter materials. Additionally, the seats have been designed to offer passengers comfort on long haul flights and amenities such as enhanced in-flight entertainment on large screens.
“We are very proud that our seats are installed on Thomson’s first 787, as well as on other operators’ 787 fleets,” said Rick Salanitri, President of TIMCO Aerosystems. He added, “It is most fulfilling to know the work of our skilled engineers and technicians will be serving passengers around the world on this very innovative aircraft.”
The first Thomson 787 is expected to enter long-haul service in early July.
TIMCO Aerosystems, a business unit of TIMCO Aviation Services, 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.