ATLANTA, December 3, 2014 — Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business—opened a line maintenance hangar at its Tokyo-Narita International Airport hub on Monday with Narita airport and Japanese government officials on-hand to mark the occasion.
The leased 13,000 square-meter facility will provide enhanced TechOps support for Delta’s Boeing 747-400, 777, 767, 757 and Airbus A330 transoceanic aircraft. More than 100 Delta TechOps professionals work at the NRT operation.
“The new hangar allows us to enhance our capabilities and further support our stellar workforce at Narita,” said Lee Gossett, V.P.–Line Maintenance. “We continue to look for more efficient and effective opportunities to handle our routine and non-routine maintenance requirements. This facility will give us much needed flexibility to support Delta’s operation and our customers in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Line maintenance has played a significant role in Delta’s Asia-Pacific operations for decades and the addition of this hangar facility will further reinforce Delta’s industry-leading operational reliability. Year to date, Delta TechOps has achieved more than 120 days without a maintenance cancellation, setting the stage for a record 79 days of 100 percent completion factor for mainline operations.
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.