Italian carrier to leverage Delta’s expertise, worldwide support for CF6-80C engines MRO.
ATLANTA, May 7, 2013 – Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), today announced the signing of a new Time-and-Materials (T&M) agreement with Italian air carrier NEOS to expand engine maintenance and overhaul services. The three-year, non-exclusive contract expands the scope of a previous agreement to include the CF6-80C engines associated with the company’s Boeing 767-300ER fleet, in addition to the CFM56-7B engines used on their Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“As the largest Boeing 767 operator, Delta’s professional men and women offer an unmatched level of maintenance expertise that we can offer NEOS,” said Peter Turner, vice president – Delta TechOps MRO Services. “They have been a valued customer and we are looking forward to continuing to deliver them the industry’s best engine services.”
Delta’s expanded relationship with NEOS is another addition to a growing roster of highly-skilled engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and leverages the airline’s expertise and global support.
“Delta TechOps was the perfect fit for our organization,” said Marco Brusa, technical director of NEOS. “They have a proven track record and can deliver the precise level of flexibility we need with regard to shop input date and spare engine availability.”
Located in Milan, Italy, NEOS was founded in 2001 as a carrier fully dedicated to support the Alpitour Group, the leading tourist operator in Italy. Initially configured as a 737-800/W operator, NEOS was owned equally by the Alpitour Group and TUI Group of Germany. In 2004, Alpitour acquired full ownership. With approximately 500 employees, today’s NEOS provides full-term aircraft leases on behalf of third-party operators to optimize aircraft utilization during slow seasons.
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 engine maintenance, component maintenance, 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