The award is a firm five-year agreement with a two-year option that secures hangar capacity at TIMCO's Greensboro, North Carolina MRO location for all scheduled heavy maintenance and modifications. In the first year of the program TIMCO will also be installing APB B767 winglets and new in-flight entertainment systems on their B767 fleet."
So who's the mystery airline? Well, questioned further by my colleague Niall O'Keeffe, Timco said the contract was worth around $40 million over five years, which is a fair whack. But they said they hadn't been cleared to announce the customer's name and couldn't say how many aircraft were covered.
There aren't many candidates though. In Europe it's only really Aeroflot, Thomsonfly and British Airways left operating large numbers of 767-300 and not having made wingletting arrangements already. I'm not sure $40 million is enough for BA's 21 aircraft, but the devil's in the detail of just what that sum covers and it could be. We've asked BA but not had an answer yet. Personally I reckon it's them.
The wingletted 767 always looks fabulous as I've pointed out in my other blog, and in BA colours it would be really gorgeous.