Maintenance Worker At TIMCO Aviation Services Falls To His Death


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Maintenance Worker At TIMCO Aviation Services Falls To His Death

By Bill Goldston

May 30, 2010.  TIMCO Aviation Services has lost a long time and valued employee, Preston Strickland in a tragic accident at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility on Friday.

Guilford County Sheriff Department reported that Preston Strickland, age 41 while working on a plane at TIMCO Aviation Services fell at a height of about two stories and was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s department would not say whether Strickland was wearing safety equipment.

Strickland had been with the company for 16 years and was an honored veteran of Operation Desert Storm.  Ron Utecht, CEO and President, said, “We are truly heart-broken at this terrible and devastating loss.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his immediate family and to all of his extended family and friends.”


An investigation is currently underway to determine the circumstances that led to the tragedy. Details about the incident and about the employee are being withheld out of respect for the family and until the investigation is complete.

TIMCO Aviation Services provides fully integrated aviation MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) services for commercial and government aircraft operators. The MRO services include complete airframe MRO for Boeing and Airbus fleets at TIMCO’s corporate complex in Greensboro, North Carolina near Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) as well as at facilities in Macon, Georgia and Lake City, Florida.

Through its TIMCO Aerosystems division in Greensboro, the company provides fully integrated aircraft interiors design, manufacturing and certification services and composite facility capable of handling advanced composite and bonded aluminum honeycomb assemblies. The company’s Brice Manufacturing division in California designs, engineers and produces a full line of aircraft seating and parts. Maintenance operations are also supported by an advanced engine center in Oscoda, Michigan, and line maintenance operations located at airports throughout the United States.

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