Flightglobal - April 18, 2013
Delta TechOps will start offering GE CF34-8 engine overhaul capabilities, says Richard Anderson, chief executive of Delta Air Lines at the MRO Americas conference in Atlanta. "We've made the decision, and we're in the process of bringing it in-house," ...
Aviation Week - AWIN Firs - April 17, 2013
Delta TechOps, long acknowledged as a key part of parent Delta’s vast revenue diversification strategy, plays an equally important role in helping the airline keep costs down, airline CEO Richard Anderson emphasizes. Speaking at MRO Americas in the shadow of the carrier’s Atlanta headquarters, Anderson revealed that the airline’s engine MRO prowess means the carrier’s pool of spare engines totals just 5% of its on-wing fleet — about half of what an engine OEM recommends. The spares pool includes ready-to-deploy spares plus engines being repaired. Such efficiencies — available to TechOps engine customers as well...
AviTrader MRO - January 2013 (PDF, page 19) - January 24, 2013
Since joining Delta TechOps in December 2012 as vice president, Business Development and MRO, Englishman Peter Turner has set his sights high. “We’re planning to expand our global footprint,” says Turner, mentioning Asia as a strong candidate for future growth. Delta already collaborates with partners in the continent, but has no physical MRO facilities there so far. “Delta is recognised throughout the industry as a significant brand. We’re the technical operation for one of the largest groups in the aviation world – we keep Delta flying...
Aviation Daily - August 02, 2012
Delta Air Lines’ Technical Operations (TechOps) maintenance arm is pushing a raft of new engine overhaul and repair technology as part of efforts to cut costs and boost revenue. “There is a consistent tug and pull between users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) these days, and airlines like Delta are investing in the ability to do more of this [sophisticated engine inspection and repair] on their own,” says David Garrison, Delta TechOps engine and component maintenance managing director. ...
AVIATION WEEK'S aftermarket blog - February 27, 2012
Project management firm Realization has posted video presentations from its Project Flow 2011 conference in Nov. For those of you interested in commercial MRO, check out [...] Delta TechOps' John Laughter talk about reducing cancellations from 2010-2011 for both base and line maintenance. ...
Aviation Maintenance Magazine - February 24, 2012
[...] Delta TechOps’ Engines and Components unit was the first TechOps group to work with Concerto, Realization’s project management software. In the period from 2006—before the Realization engagement began—to 2008 the group’s engine turnaround times (TATs) decreased by an average of 30 percent and engine production increased by 23 percent, thanks in part to the CCPM technology.
Aviation Maintenance Magazine - December 22, 2011
The temperature’s rising in airline avionics shops. The weak economy is pushing carriers to cut repair and maintenance costs but spurring original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to maximize returns in the aftermarket. These tensions have created a more adversarial relationship whose latest symptom is the struggle over data access. “We have seen a fall in customer support, which may be driven by the fact that some OEMs and airlines are competing against each other for the same MRO dollars,” observes Ebb Segars, general manager-component maintenance operations with Delta TechOps. ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune - December 03, 2011
The carrier maintains and fixes commercial and private aircraft as part of a growing $500 million business. photo was taken on April 11, 2011 on a Delta TechOps camera. You can just attribute to Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines is looking to bring in ...
Overhaul &v Maintenance - October 11, 2011
"It is a milestone for Delta TechOps ’ MRO business as we expand our global footprint into the Mexican and Latin American markets. It is going to enable us to provide our customers in these regions with a maintenance facility that is basically nearby, provides significant cost savings to Delta, and at the same time allows us to explore further leveraging the high quality airframe maintenance work that Aeromexico provides for Delta today..."
Aviation Maintenance Magazine - June 01, 2011
[...] Delta's Pratt & Whitney 2000-series engine shops are an example of what Lean and related tools can accomplish, despite the complexity of the equipment and the interdependencies between shops. Laid out by the mechanics, this line repairs or overhauls 160 engines per year, including outside work. That's up from a historical average of 100-120 engines a year. TAT for Delta's 2000-series engines has gone from 55-60 days historically to 30 day's now, Garrison says. [...]