ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 – Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, is strengthening its long-standing relationship with Hawaiian Airlines to a new 5-year agreement. This new agreement is to provide MRO services that include comprehensive, long-term heavy maintenance support for Hawaiian’s Airbus A330 fleet which currently stands at 20 aircraft, growing to 22 aircraft by the end of 2015. Additionally, Delta TechOps won the contract to perform two lease return C checks for Hawaiian’s Boeing 767 in 2015 at its Atlanta aircraft maintenance facility.
“We have always valued the ‘do what’s right attitude’ exemplified by the TechOps team and believe it is the foundation for our strong partnership,” said Lorrin Sardinha, Hawaiian Airlines’ vice president - Maintenance and Engineering. “But it is truly the entire team’s performance and their commitment to excellence that brings us back to Delta TechOps.”
“Hawaiian has been a valued Delta TechOps customer for many years and we look forward to a continued successful partnership,” said Jack Arehart - president - Delta TechOps MRO. “This work will be performed at our Minneapolis/St. Paul facility which is fast becoming an Airbus center of excellence for the A330. We are fortifying our Airbus support infrastructure at MSP with our world-class aviation maintenance technicians so that our already industry-leading turn times and service qualities will be an ever more compelling value proposition.”
Delta TechOps is committed to building out its Minneapolis/St. Paul facility as the premier A330 center of excellence in North America as Delta Air Lines increases its A330 fleet and supports Hawaiian’s A330 fleet. Delta TechOps will add 70 new MRO service technicians and expand Airbus component capabilities at the EASA-certified repair station.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page.
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.