ATLANTA, Dec. 21, 2015 – Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division—signed an agreement today with Rolls-Royce for the establishment of BR715 overhaul capability in Delta TechOps, during 2016.
Delta Air Lines began operating BR715 powered Boeing 717s in 2013 and is the largest operator of this aircraft type with 91 entering into service.
This agreement is part of the ongoing strategic plan for Rolls-Royce to develop a competitive and capable network to meet customer’s needs. Earlier this year Delta TechOps joined the Rolls-Royce Trent Service Network as an Approved Maintenance Centre and will provide engine overhaul services for the Trent XWB and Trent 7000 engines for Delta Air Lines and other customers.
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America and the third largest worldwide. The development of BR715 overhaul capability in Delta Tech Ops commence during 2016.
Chris Young, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: “With this agreement we deepen our relationship with this long-standing and valued customer. Delta Air Lines is one of the largest airlines in the world and we will support our customer with the establishment of Delta’s own capability to repair and overhaul its BR715 engines.”
“Delta TechOps is always looking at ways to expand our capabilities. Bringing on the BR715 adds another product to our comprehensive portfolio and further adds to our growing relationship with Rolls-Royce” said Don Mitacek, Senior Vice President - Delta TechOps. “We look forward to working these engines as well as the Trent XWB and Trent 1000 in the future.”
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About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America. Its customers laud its reputation for high-quality service and cost management. In addition to supplying maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of more than 750 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 150 other aviation and airline customers around the world. The organization specializes in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 9,600 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most-experienced providers with more than 70 years of aviation experience. More about Delta TechOps is available at www.deltatechops.com.