ATLANTA, Dec. 09, 2015 – Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division—will perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Virgin Australia’s fleet of CFM56-7B engines through a 13-year exclusive agreement.
The new 13-year engine maintenance contract provides the opportunity for both carriers to collaborate on aircraft engineering, reliability and other maintenance-related activities.
“Delta TechOps provides a unique value proposition as the maintenance arm of the most reliable global U.S. airline,” said Don Mitacek, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Technical Operations. “We wake up each morning with a passion to reduce turn-around time, lower engine overhaul costs and provide the highest quality product to our customers. We look forward to growing our relationship with Virgin Australia.”
“This new engine maintenance contract further deepens Virgin Australia’s strategic alliance with Delta Air Lines,” said Gary Hammes, Virgin Australia’s Chief Operating Officer.
“At Virgin Australia, we constantly challenge ourselves to think differently so we are pleased to be working with Delta TechOps who have a track record of innovation as they service one of the world’s most successful airlines”
About Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia Group (ASX: VAH) is a major Australian airline group that operates domestic and international regular passenger services, charter and cargo services and the loyalty program Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group employs around 10,000 people in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Virgin Australia launched in 2000 and has since established itself as a contemporary, full-service airline with a reputation for exceptional customer service. It is the second largest airline in Australia and has a combined network of more than 450 destinations with its four alliance partners: Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines. Virgin Australia has developed an extensive flight network across regional Australia and provides Charter and Cargo services. It operates a modern fleet of around 140 aircraft that includes Airbus A330, Airbus A320, Boeing 777, Boeing 737, Embraer 190, ATR-72 turboprop and Fokker 100 aircraft.
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