Southwest considers Timco for heavy maintenance

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Southwest Airlines is considering awarding heavy maintenance work to Timco after the MRO performed crown work on some of the carrier's classic 737-300s/500s.

Southwest VP of maintenance and engineering Brian Hirshman told ATI late in 2010 he expected Timco to start some crown modifications at the beginning of this year.

Southwest recently told ATI Timco was "awarded the work on crown skins in the beginning, but we have added other modifications and they [Timco] will be considered for future heavy checks".

Timco recently added a second line to support Next Generation 737 maintenance at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility, after being awarded additional work by an unnamed customer. Timco gained the additional business based on its performance on trial work completed from September to December of last year.

Timco also offers 737 maintenance at its Macon, Georgia facility.