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This Golden LEAF grant provides funding to the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority to purchase two Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc., the largest independent commercial jet maintenance, repair, and overhaul service provider in North America, employs over 1,000 at its headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. TIMCO has received a contract from Northrop Grumman to provide depot support for the USAF’s KC-10 air refueling fleet. The contract supports 214 jobs for ten years at the airport. During the test mode of the KC-10, the US military requires that 7,780 gallons of water be available for firefighting on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) certified vehicles. The vehicles purchased with these funds will satisfy the military requirement.