ATLANTA, October 13, 2015 – Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, is extending its relationship with Virgin Atlantic
to include a new three-year agreement to provide exclusive MRO services. Under the new agreement, Delta TechOps will provide airframe maintenance support, including aircraft modifications and C-Checks, for Virgin Atlantic’s fleet of 10 Airbus A330 aircraft at Delta TechOps’ A330 Center of Excellence in MSP.
“Delta TechOps’ expertise and commitment to excellence make them the natural choice to handle our aircraft maintenance needs and look forward to continue working with their engineering teams now and in the future,” said Kevin Dudley, Vice President - Aircraft Maintenance.
Supporting the largest operator of A330 aircraft in North America, as well as its A330 MRO customers, Delta TechOps’ A330 Center of Excellence offers industry-leading turnaround time and one-stop MRO infrastructure. With FAA and EASA certification, hangar capacity for 7 narrow-body and 3 wide-body aircraft, back shop and administrative support, the 350,000-sq. ft. center helps aviation companies maximize airtime and operational budgets.
“Delta TechOps has always been committed to exceptional performance,” said Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. “With outstanding technicians, expanded Airbus component maintenance capabilities and great value for our customers, our A330 Center of Excellence is uniquely poised to deliver high quality, fast turnaround and service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. We look forward to delivering these services to Virgin Atlantic and continuing to build our relationship.”
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, hanger 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. Get connected with Delta TechOps on LinkedIn /delta-techops, Twitter / DeltaTechOps, Facebook / DeltaTechOps, and GooglePlus /+DeltaTechOps.
About Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic was founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson 31 years ago after he decided the UK aviation industry needed shaking up. On 22nd June 1984, Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight to Newark took place, on an aircraft filled with personal friends, celebrities and the media. Today, Virgin Atlantic flies to over 30 destinations worldwide, including locations across North America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Far East. At the start of 2014 Virgin Atlantic entered into a joint venture with Delta Air Lines, creating an expanded trans-Atlantic route network and enhancing competition between the UK and North America.
Virgin Atlantic has recently launched a new service to Detroit, along with three new routes into Atlanta. The airline has also increased daily frequencies to popular destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Miami. Virgin Atlantic currently has a fleet of 38 aircraft which includes Boeing 747s, Airbus A340-600s and its newest addition to the fleet, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.