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Delta TechOps Selected as Winner of AVIATION WEEK NETWORK’S Annual Laureate Awards

Company Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense,
will be recognized on March 1 in Washington, DC

Atlanta, GA, January 9, 2018 —  Aviation Week & Space Technology announced that Delta TechOps has been selected as a winner of the 61st Annual Laureate Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena.  Delta TechOps was selected as a winner in the category of Best Commercial MRO. The winners of the 2018 Laureate Awards will be honored on March 1, 2018 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  and at that time a Grand Laureate will be announced in each of the four categories.

“Delta TechOps and all of the winners were selected by Aviation Week Network editors who reviewed dozens of nominations, embody the spirit of exploration, innovation and vision that will inspire others to strive for broad-reaching progress in aviation, aerospace and defense,” said Aviation Week & Space Technology Editor-in-Chief Joseph C. Anselmo. “We look forward to honoring them all, and announcing the Grand Laureates on March 1.”
 
“We are so honored to be recognized for our work in the MRO industry,” said Don Mitacek, SVP Technical Operations.  “The Aviation Week Network’s Laureates Awards have a long history of recognizing the very best in the industry and we are thrilled to win this distinction.”


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. In addition to supplying maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of more than 850 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 10,000 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most-experienced providers with more than 90 years of aviation experience.  More about Delta TechOps is available at www.deltatechops.com.

ABOUT AVIATION WEEK NETWORK
Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world.  Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network for analysis, marketing and intelligence.  Customers include the world’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market.  The product portfolio includes Air Transport World, Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book, Airportdata.com, Air Charter Guide, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

Delta TechOps Announces a $750M Engine Maintenance Contract with ATSG

ATLANTA, July 10, 2017 —Delta TechOps — Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business entered into a new 12 year, $750M CF6-80 A/C2 engine maintenance contract with Air Transport Services Group, Inc. subsidiaries ABX Air, Air Transport International and Cargo Aircraft Management.

The new exclusive deal will support ATSG’s growing fleet of Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, supporting both CF6-80A and CF6-80C2 engine types. 

“Delta TechOps is proud to be selected by ATSG, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-leading performance, value and quality,” said Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. “Our vast experience operating and supporting the world’s largest B767 fleet makes us a perfect fit to support ATSG and their growing fleet.  ATSG has been a great customer and we look forward to continuing to support them for many years to come.”

“This new engine maintenance contract further deepens ATSG’s relationship with Delta Air Lines, says Joe Hete, President and CEO, Air Transport Services Group, Inc.  “For the past 20 years we have trusted Delta TechOps with our maintenance and they have delivered the level of expertise, service, and quality that is unparalleled across the globe.” 

About ATSG, Inc.
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.

About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America. In addition to supplying maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of more than 800 aircraft, Delta TechOps supports more than 150 other aviation and airline customers around the world. Delta’s MRO Services is the aftermarket arm of Delta TechOps. Delta TechOps performs over 200 aircraft checks per year, overhauls over 700 engines per year, and repairs/overhauls over 250,000 components per year for Delta, SkyTeam Alliance partners and MRO’s third party customers. Delta TechOps employs more than 10,000 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most-experienced providers with more than 90 years of aviation experience. More about Delta TechOps is available at www.deltatechops.com

Delta TechOps partners with Hawaiian Airlines to support Honolulu Habitat for Humanity

Beginning November 7th, members of Delta TechOps and Hawaiian Airlines will help construct a new home for a single native Hawaiian mother on Oahu. Build location is 41-186 Poliala in Waimanalo.

Representatives from Habitat, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines will be available on site on November 7th for comment and to address any media questions.

Delta TechOps staff will travel from their corporate headquarters in Atlanta and several other line stations to work alongside their partners at Hawaiian Airlines in support Honolulu Habitat’s mission of building affordable, quality homes for those in need on Oahu.

“Delta is a long standing partner with Habitat for Humanity and has helped build or rehab 235 homes in 12 countries.  Delta’s partnership with Habitat supports the airlines mission to improve global health and wellness around the world.  We are thrilled to be able to do this alongside Hawaiian Airlines” said Jack Arehart, President MRO Services, Delta TechOps.” 

“We are very excited to work with such great partners like Delta and Hawaiian Airlines. This is the best of the work we are privileged to do, bring people together to work towards building homes”, said Jim Murphy, Executive Director of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat homes are sold, not given, to approved homeowner applicants who pay zero-interest mortgage payments toward the full ownership of their homes. Owning a Habitat home improves the quality of life for its residents, not only in the physical surroundings but also by instilling a sense of pride and responsibility that comes with homeownership. Applications are reviewed using the selection criteria in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, ability, religion, national origin, family or marital status, or because all or part of income is derived from any public assistance program.

If you would like more information on the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, please visit their website at http://www.honoluluhabitat,org/.

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 800 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 10,000 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.

Delta TechOps and Rolls-Royce Deepen Relationship with BR715 MRO Agreement

ATLANTA, Dec. 21, 2015 – Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division—signed an agreement today with Rolls-Royce for the establishment of BR715 overhaul capability in Delta TechOps, during 2016. 

Delta Air Lines began operating BR715 powered Boeing 717s in 2013 and is the largest operator of this aircraft type with 91 entering into service.

This agreement is part of the ongoing strategic plan for Rolls-Royce to develop a competitive and capable network to meet customer’s needs. Earlier this year Delta TechOps joined the Rolls-Royce Trent Service Network as an Approved Maintenance Centre and will provide engine overhaul services for the Trent XWB and Trent 7000 engines for Delta Air Lines and other customers.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America and the third largest worldwide. The development of BR715 overhaul capability in Delta Tech Ops commence during 2016.

Chris Young, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: “With this agreement we deepen our relationship with this long-standing and valued customer. Delta Air Lines is one of the largest airlines in the world and we will support our customer with the establishment of Delta’s own capability to repair and overhaul its BR715 engines.”

“Delta TechOps is always looking at ways to expand our capabilities.  Bringing on the BR715 adds another product to our comprehensive portfolio and further adds to our growing relationship with Rolls-Royce” said Don Mitacek, Senior Vice President - Delta TechOps.  “We look forward to working these engines as well as the Trent XWB and Trent 1000 in the future.”

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. Land & Sea comprises Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £76.5 billion at 30 June 2015.
  4. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  5. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
  6. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2014 we employed 354 graduates and 357 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes. Globally we have over 1,000 Rolls-Royce STEM ambassadors who are actively involved in education programmes and activities; we have set ourselves a target to reach 6 million people through our STEM outreach activities by 2020.

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.

 

Delta TechOps Announces a Long-Term Engine Maintenance Contract with Virgin Australia

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

Rolls-Royce Names Delta TechOps as Approved Maintenance Center

ATLANTA - Oct. 26, 2015—Delta TechOps, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)  business of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and Rolls-Royce are teaming up, bringing advanced jet engines from Rolls-Royce to a 100,000-square foot expanded engine shop at Delta’s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta.

Rolls-Royce has named Delta TechOps an approved maintenance center for Trent civil aircraft engines to better serve jet engine customers throughout the life cycle of Rolls-Royce engines for the upcoming generation of aircraft. Delta TechOps will add the Trent XWB and Trent 7000 commercial jet engine types to its MRO portfolio.

“Today’s agreement ensures that thousands of Delta TechOps’ jobs are secure in the decades ahead,” said Richard Anderson, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer. “Rolls-Royce jet engines will not only power Delta’s international fleet of the future, but now TechOps will be available to support many other commercial operators in the Americas and beyond.”

Design work of the expanded engine maintenance facility at Delta’s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta will commence in 2016 with construction expected to begin in 2018. The expansion will include space for all aspects of engine overhaul work including a new test cell, a massive concrete installation where stationary jet engines are run at full thrust. Expanded refurbishment areas for blades and vanes, rotors and dozens of other engine components are also planned.

“We thank the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed for championing Delta people and working with us to complete this important deal with a world-class manufacturer like Rolls-Royce,” Anderson said. “Delta is proud to call Atlanta home and remains committed to working with and investing in the City of Atlanta, in academic institutions like Georgia Tech and injecting millions of payroll dollars in the local economy.”
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Large Engines, said, “We are excited to announce Delta TechOps as a new independent Approved Maintenance Center as we continue to develop a competitive and capable overhaul network. We know that Delta TechOps will deliver outstanding performance on their own engines and those of other customers.”

Delta TechOps currently overhauls more than 600 jet engines every year at its Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul facilities. Technicians conduct highly technical, specialized work with industry-leading turn times, ranging from a few days to more than one month. Engine components are disassembled, overhauled, fabricated, reassembled and evaluated by state-of-the-art non-destructive testing that inspects components for imperfections in addition to full-thrust runs in test cells.

Measuring more than 2.7 million square feet, the Atlanta Technical Operations Center drives maintenance and operational reliability for Delta’s fleet of more than 800 aircraft and MRO services for more than 150 operators worldwide, including airframe and component maintenance, a variety of logistical and support services, and engine work. It has served as a primary base for Delta TechOps since the 1960s, adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport where Delta runs the world’s largest hub airport operation.  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.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 318 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

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Delta TechOps Signs Exclusive Component Support Agreement with Atlas Air

ATLANTA, October 22, 2015 — Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business— has extended its relationship with Atlas Air, Inc., a unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW). Under a new agreement, Delta TechOps will provide exclusive component support on a Maintenance per Flight Hour program through 2018.

As Atlas Air’s maintenance support partner, Delta TechOps will provide component Repair and Return services for the company’s fleet of Boeing 767-300s and 767-200s, including fuel and oil, hydraulics, pneumatics, avionics and engine components.

“From their demonstrated expertise in component, APU and engine support, to their operational experience with our aircraft and their extensive service offerings, Delta TechOps is the natural partner to handle our component support needs,” said Larry Gibbons, Senior Vice President Procurement at Atlas Air. “We look forward to solidifying our partnership as we continue to enhance our industry-leading Boeing 767 freighter and passenger service solutions.”

“Delta TechOps is committed to supporting Atlas Air by delivering the highest level of quality, customer service and value in the industry,” said Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. “Together with deep MRO and operational knowledge, we have the facilities and staff to meet Atlas Air’s operational requirements”.

About Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. (Titan), and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar). Through Atlas and Polar, Atlas Air Worldwide operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.

Atlas, Titan and Polar offer a range of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services that include ACMI service – in which customers receive an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term basis; CMI service, for customers that provide their own aircraft; express network and airport-to-airport cargo service; cargo and passenger charters; and dry leasing of aircraft and engines.

Atlas Air Worldwide’s press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company’s home page, www.atlasair.com

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.

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Delta TechOps Grows A330 COE with Three-Year Virgin Atlantic MRO Services Agreement

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.”

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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.

 

Delta TechOps Announces Five-Year MRO Services Agreement with WestJet Airlines

ATLANTA, September 2, 2015 – Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, is proud to announce its growing relationship with WestJet Airlines (Nasdaq: WJA.TO). Under a new five-year agreement, Delta TechOps will provide exclusive component maintenance-per-flight-hour support for WestJet’s four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The agreement will cover various aircraft component services for hydraulics, pneumatics, avionics, fuel and oil systems on the aircraft. Delta TechOps will also provide integrated inventory support and main base kit coverage.

“The men and women of Delta TechOps pride themselves on delivering industry-leading performance, value and turnaround times,” said Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. “From our vast experience operating and supporting the world’s largest B767 fleet, to our extensive Inventory Exchange program that ensures aircraft components are repaired without interrupting the aircraft operating schedule, we look forward to the opportunity to exceed WestJet Airlines’ expectations now and in the future.”
Delta Air Lines and WestJet have enjoyed a codeshare relationship since 2011 which allows Delta customers to seamlessly book travel on upwards of 200 daily WestJet flights to 41 destinations while WestJet customers can book on nearly 1,000 daily Delta flights a day to 77 destinations.

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. Get connected with Delta TechOps on LinkedIn /delta-techops, Twitter / DeltaTechOps, Facebook / DeltaTechOps, and GooglePlus /+DeltaTechOps.

Delta TechOps Named ‘Best Total Solutions Provider’ in OneAero MRO ‘Top Shop’ Awards

ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 — Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul provider, Delta TechOps, has once again been named Best Total Solutions Provider in OneAero MRO’s 2015 Top Shop Awards.

“OneAero MRO is excited to honor companies committed to providing world-class service, customer support, expertise and competitive pricing,” said Justin Spaulding, Managing Director of OneAero MRO. “The award recipients are leaders in aircraft maintenance and in delivering ever greater efficiencies for their customers, so it’s an honor to recognize those that are outstanding.”

In addition to being a Best Total Solutions Provider, Delta TechOps was also a finalist in the Best Engine Overhaul and Repair category. Candidates were nominated by a pool of more than 22,000 of their professional industry peers; after receiving a short list of candidates, a panel of 20 airlines and suppliers selected just 17 winners from more than 500 nominees.

“Delta TechOps is extremely honored and humbled to be recognized by our maintenance, repair, and overhaul peers for our commitment to what we do,” said Don Mitacek, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Technical Operations. “From safety to service, we work hard to deliver unparalleled value to our customers, and we’re thrilled to receive this award that exemplifies that commitment.”

About OneAero MRO
OneAero MRO helps companies source aviation repair centers, track the status of repair orders and find calibration labs. With a comprehensive repair capabilities database, a robust status tracking solution and a well-established calibration sourcing tool (calibrationsearch.com), OneAero MRO is the repair data service of choice for airlines, repair centers, and suppliers around the world. To learn more about OneAero MRO, visit http://www.oneaero-mro.com/.

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. Get connected with Delta TechOps on LinkedIn /delta-techops, Twitter / DeltaTechOps, Facebook / DeltaTechOps, and GooglePlus /+DeltaTechOps.

 

Delta TechOps MRO Establishes New Jet Engine Hospital Shop

ATLANTA, April 13, 2015— Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business—announced today the establishment of a dedicated Aircraft Engine Hospital Shop that will specialize in strategic aircraft engine repairs requiring limited engine intrusion.

This dedicated, ISO 9000-certified Hospital Shop will specialize in shorter-visit aircraft engine maintenance spanning from as little as one day to ten. This new addition is also expected to reduce turn times across Delta TechOps’ other aircraft engine services, including overhauls, as this special line less-intrusive aircraft engine maintenance will not fall into other engine work queues. Moreover, the new structure includes a specialized team for engine field maintenance.

“Delta TechOps has the distinction of providing the maintenance bedrock for arguably the most reliable operation of any global carrier – Delta Air Lines,” said Jack Arehart, President - Delta TechOps MRO. “No other aircraft maintenance organization can offer the operational expertise and quality of work like our people and we look forward to adding this to our compelling value proposition.”

The dedicated shop for engine hospital visits specializes in aircraft engine maintenance in the following models:


Dedicated technicians, with U.S. FAA and EU EASA certification, will offer the following services in its new Hospital Shop, already available at Delta TechOps:

  • Zero checks
  • Boroscope blend repairs
  • Top Case HPC Blade and shroud replacements
  • Gearbox changes and repairs
  • Turbine Rear Frame repairs
  • Accessory Drive Module replacements
  • Fan disc and case changes
  • Booster changes
  • MGB changes
  • Fuel nozzle changes
  • Engine conversions, PW2037/2040, PW4056/4060


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. Get connected with Delta TechOps on LinkedIn /delta-techops, Twitter / DeltaTechOps, Facebook / DeltaTechOps, and GooglePlus /+DeltaTechOps.

Delta TechOps Names Sonny Stern Vice President of Sales, MRO Services

ATLANTA, April 10, 2014 – Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, announced today the appointment of Sonny Stern as Vice President Sales, MRO Services at Delta TechOps. He will join the organization on April 15, 2015.

“Sonny’s proven track record in the aviation industry covers OEM engineering, aftermarket aircraft and engine MRO support and being a technical officer for one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, makes him the ideal leader for the Delta TechOps MRO sales organization,” said Jack Arehart, President, MRO Services at Delta TechOps. “We look forward to Sonny joining the TechOps MRO Services team leading continued growth of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business.”

Stern started his 25 plus year aviation career at McDonnell Douglas as a systems and structures engineer, working in engineering development and production phases of aircraft manufacturing.  After leaving Boeing, following the merger with McDonnell Douglas, he entered the MRO sector, holding management roles with increasing responsibilities at TIMCO, MTU Maintenance, and most recent ILFC and AerCap as an executive. Stern will report to Arehart.

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. Get connected with Delta TechOps on LinkedIn /delta-techops, Twitter / DeltaTechOps, Facebook / DeltaTechops, and GooglePlus /+DeltaTechOps.

Delta TechOps Expands APU Maintenance Services for Sun Country Airlines’ Boeing 737 Fleet

ATLANTA, April 7, 2015— Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and North America’s largest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul provider, has once again expanded its relationship with Sun Country Airlines of St. Paul, Minn. Under a new agreement, Delta TechOps will extend its auxiliary power unit (APU) partnership with Sun Country for an additional five-year term.

As Sun Country Airlines’ exclusive APU partner, Delta TechOps will provide maintenance on the GTCP 131-9B APUs for Sun Country’s fleet of 21 Boeing 737 aircraft. The agreement, which extends into 2019, continues to solidify a working partnership that began in 2001. This contract follows Sun Country’s recent 3-year exclusive agreement with Delta TechOps for their 737 landing gear overhauls with exchange gears.

“Delta TechOps provides a unique value proposition that combines world-class service, efficiency and flexibility with industry-leading pricing and turnaround,” said Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services. “Together, we’re able to offer tremendous value to customers like Sun Country, and we look forward to continuing to build on that longstanding relationship.”

“Selecting Delta TechOps as our APU maintenance partner was a natural choice for Sun Country Airlines, given Delta’s proven expertise, customized solutions and familiarity with our fleet,” said Tony Kubit, Director of Engineering at Sun Country Airlines. “We look forward to continuing to work together now and in the future.”

About Sun Country Airlines
Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. Sun Country is ranked as one of the Top 10 Domestic Airlines by Conde Nast Travel Reader’ Choice Survey 2014. For more information, including a complete list of destinations and details on Sun Country Vacations, Charters and Groups, please visit www.suncountry.com

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. Get connected with Delta TechOps on LinkedIn /delta-techops, Twitter / DeltaTechOps, Facebook / DeltaTechops, and GooglePlus /+DeltaTechOps.

 

Delta TechOps MRO and Hawaiian Airlines Agree to 5-Year Deal to Include Airbus A330 ‘C Checks’


Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul unit also establishes Airbus ‘Center of Excellence’

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.

 

 

Delta TechOps Now Offers GE CF34-8 Aircraft Engine Maintenance Services to MRO Customers

ATLANTA, Feb 11, 2015—Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business—announced today that it will be offering six variants of the CF34-8 jet engine to its list of aircraft engines eligible for MRO services.

As the best-selling regional jet engine in its class, the CF34 by General Electric has become a commercial aviation industry favorite. The CF34-8 aircraft engine can generally be found on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer regional jets. It has become the industry standard on 70 to 100 seat aircraft, and airlines have a critical need for expert CF34-8 jet engine maintenance that is performed cost-effectively with short turnaround times.

The following CF34-8 variants are now available to the Delta TechOps MRO customers:

CF34-8C5
CF34-8C5A1
CF34-8C5A2
CF34-8C5B1
CF34-8E5
CF34-8E5A1

“We’ve already serviced CF34 variants for over a decade, averaging over 100 annual shop visits. After initial ramp-up, supporting Delta Connection Operators, and over a year of solid experience and service performance, we are very excited now to add the CF34-8 option to the robust engine portfolio for our MRO customers,” said Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services Delta TechOps. “With our industry leading turn-times for the CF34 engines, now operators of the -8 variants have the option to rely on Delta’s vast airline and MRO experience.”

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.

Delta TechOps Opens Line Maintenance Hangar at Tokyo-Narita Hub

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.

Delta TechOps Continues Investments to Boost Landing Gear Offerings

ATLANTA, October 8, 2014— Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business—announced today that it continues to invest in landing gear overhaul infrastructure and is exploring the expansion of its landing gear overhaul portfolio to include additional aircraft types in 2015. 

“Investments during the past year to boost landing gear inventory in support of Delta Air Lines allows Delta TechOps to present yet another unique value proposition – availability of exchange gears for Boeing 737NG, 757 and 767 gear sets,” said Jack Arehart, president of MRO Services – Delta TechOps.

Delta TechOps’ ISO 9001-certified on-site plating and fabrication capabilities allows for industry-leading turn times on all landing gear overhaul offerings – including all Boeing 737NG, 757, 767 series as well as the MD-88 and MD-90. 

Additionally, Delta TechOps today announced extensions of MRO Services contracts for Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft at Sun Country Airlines and Brazil’s GOL. 

“We look forward to a continued successful partnership with GOL and Sun Country and are pleased they continue to choose Delta TechOps,” Arehart said. “No other aircraft repair station in North America can offer the turn times and quality of work than our people.”

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.

Delta TechOps Extends MRO Services for ATSG, Inc. Operators

ATLANTA, October 7, 2014 – Delta TechOps—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business—today announced a new MRO Services contract at Air Transport Services Group, Inc. subsidiary operators ABX Air, Air Transport International and Cargo Aircraft Management.

The new four-year MRO Services agreements include:

“Delta TechOps provides a unique value proposition as the maintenance arm of the most reliable global U.S. airline, our comprehensive MRO services and our institutional knowledge of being one of North America’s largest Part 121 and 145 repair stations,” said Don Mitacek, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Technical Operations. “We look forward to continue serving ATSG and its subsidiaries as a long-time MRO partner.”

“Over the years Delta TechOps has delivered the level of expertise, service and commitment that ATSG demands for our fleets of Aircraft, Engines and APU”, says Joe Hete, President and CEO, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. “We are pleased to expand the relationship with Delta TechOps and know they will continue to deliver for ATSG with the same level of dedication they provide Delta and other operators around the world.”

About ATSG, Inc.
ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.

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.

Delta TechOps Employees win 2014 A4A/SAE Better Way Award for Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring


Annual award for innovation in Non-destructive testing earned for eighth time

ATLANTA, September 24, 2014 – Aircraft Maintenance Engineers at Delta TechOps—the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business—were bestowed accolades with the Better Way award from Airlines for America (A4A)/SAE International today at the 57th Annual A4A Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Forum in San Francisco.

This renowned industry recognition notes praiseworthy efforts to advance the inspection and testing of commercial aircraft structure, components and systems. The winning Delta TechOps entry, First Commercial Aviation Application of Structural Health Monitoring, is also used as an industry blueprint by providing certification guidance for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, original equipment manufacturers, operators, and MROs in a new, innovative branch of non-destructive testing.

During the project, Delta’s fleet of ten 737-700 aircraft were outfitted with a system of Comparative Vacuum Monitoring (CVM) Sensors on the wing center section. The data from the sensors will be monitored and tracked in partnership with Sandi National Labs to identify aircraft structural maintenance items earlier and more efficiently.

“Delta TechOps supports the most reliable U.S.-based global airline operation and that means we must also embrace opportunities to innovate, as this team has done in such outstanding fashion,” said David Garrison, vice president – Delta TechOps Engineering, Quality and Planning. “Congratulations to the team for the well-deserved recognition and for adding yet another Better Away win for Delta TechOps.”

John Bohler, Joe Reeves, and Alex Melton from TechOps’ NDT Programs collaborated with Chris Coleman and John Hays from Base Maintenance and David Piotrowski from Enabling Technologies on the effort.  Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Sandia National Labs, Boeing, Structural Monitoring Systems (SMS), and Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing (AEM) supported the work.

With today’s award, Delta TechOps has earned an industry-leading eight Better Way Awards since the award debuted in 2002:

  • 2014 - First Commercial Aviation Application of Structural Health Monitoring
  • 2012 - Development of Acoustic Thermography Inspection
  • 2010 - Application of Process Compensated Resonant Testing (PCRT)
  • 2009 - Application and Validation of Comparative Vacuum Monitoring (CVM) Sensors for In-Situ Crack Detection
  • 2008 - Phased Array Inspection of Scribe Lines
  • 2006 - Destructive Characterization and Extended Fatigue Testing of a Retired Passenger Commercial Aircraft
  • 2004 - Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) Studies
  • 2003 - Development of Industry Composite Reference Standards

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

Delta TechOps MRO Names Jack Arehart President

ATLANTA, August 14, 2014 – Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, announced today the appointment of Jack Arehart as president – Delta TechOps MRO.

“We’re fortunate to have Jack’s strategic planning and business acumen at Delta TechOps,” said Don Mitacek, Delta Air Lines’ senior vice president – Technical Operations. “We look forward to further establish a long-term framework and strategy that continues to provide the excellent service our MRO customers deserve and showcase Delta TechOps’ unique value proposition to the MRO marketplace.”

Arehart’s 30-year aviation career began with Western Airlines and later Delta holding maintenance leadership positions. He has also held senior aviation maintenance leadership roles at the Nordam Group, TIMCO Aviation Services and, most recently, as Co-Chief Commercial Officer at AAR Corporation. Arehart will report to Mitacek.   

“Delta TechOps has the distinction of providing the maintenance bedrock for arguably the most reliable operation of any global carrier – Delta Air Lines,” Arehart said. “I’m honored to be a part of the Delta TechOps MRO team and its bright future in the Part 121 and 145 repair station space.”

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.

Delta TechOps Opens an in-house Line Maintenance Station in Amsterdam


The initiative is to ensure the expertise and presence of Delta TechOps in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions.

Atlanta/Amsterdam, May 21, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced today the establishment of an in-house Amsterdam Line Maintenance Station presence, which has become the largest in EMEA, and follows the opening of line maintenance in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Previously, all aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul activity in EMEA was carried out by joint venture partner KLM. Delta also has a Line Maintenance team based in London-Heathrow and Paris-Charles De Gaulle.

“The opening of the Amsterdam line maintenance station is significant because it gives us a seamless base for maintenance functions in Amsterdam,” said John O’Donnell, regional director-International Line Maintenance. “From here, we will also be able to support the Delta operation across Europe, improving the customer experience by minimizing any maintenance-related delays.”

The station will be operated by 24 employees for complete routine aircraft maintenance services and will support other airports in the region to reinforce Delta’s goal to achieve industry leading international completion factors.

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

 

Delta TechOps Named a Finalist for the 2014 ATE&M Awards

ATLANTA, May 7, 2014— Delta TechOps has been named a finalist for the 2014 ATE&M Awards in the categories of Best Airframe MRO Provider - The Americas and Best Line Maintenance Provider. This years ATE&M Awards was a black tie gala ceremony which took place at the stunning Royal Garden Hotel in London. The 2014 ATE&M Awards has added three new categories; a line maintenance award, lifetime achievement award and people development and training award. The ATE&M Awards are firmly established as a highlight on the aviation calendar, aiming to recognize and celebrate success in the commercial aviation aftermarket.

Delta TechOps Expands Maintenance Providership with Hawaiian Airlines

ATLANTA, April 09, 2014 – Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, is deepening its long-standing relationship with Hawaiian Airlines to provide an integrated component exchange and repair program for Hawaiian’s fleet of 12 Boeing 767 aircraft.

“We’re delighted to add these additional component services to our long-standing customer relationship with Hawaiian Airlines,” said Peter Turner, vice president Delta TechOps MRO “Component maintenance is fast becoming one of Delta TechOps most sought-after offerings and we continue to explore opportunities to expand our components portfolio for customers.”

Delta TechOps has provided its Complete Fleet services for Hawaiian since 2009 across its Airbus A330 fleet. Today’s announcement furthers that relationship to include component maintenance such as avionics and cabin maintenance for Hawaiian’s Boeing 767 fleet.

“Selecting Delta TechOps for this additional components support was a natural fit for our network and fleet given Delta’s extensive institutional knowledge of the 767 and its U.S. West Coast infrastructure,” said Lorrin Sardinha, vice president – Maintenance and Engineering at Hawaiian Airlines. “We look forward to a mutually successful MRO partnership with Delta TechOps.”


About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

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. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approval. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.

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 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

 

Delta TechOps Offers MRO Customers Thrust Reverser, Landing Gear and Composite Services

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014—Delta TechOps is now offering expanded capabilities for its maintenance, repair and overhaul customers including thrust reverser, landing gear and composites maintenance work including engine nacelles and pylons in response to customer interest.

Thrust Reversers

  • Customers to benefit from turnaround times of just 20-30 days utilizing institutional knowledge of technicians who perform 400 Delta Air Lines thrust reverser jobs per year.
  • Full overhaul capability, including large composites, hydraulic components, all delamination repairs and a dedicated paint booth
  • ISO 9001 certification
  • Inventory exchange program including AOG support

Composites

  • Two aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul shops strategically located to support AOG or IROPs needs: Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Onsite support for AOGs
  • 24/7 support and shop coverage
  • Dedicated engineering staff to develop repairs
  • Dedicated tooling staff to build specialized tooling for repair or rebuild situations.
  • Ground-breaking 3D measurement FARO equipment and design software to reverse engineer and validate tooling dimensions
  • Dual autoclave availability in Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Spare support through harvest program.
  • Ply cutting equipment for kitting and precise repair or rebuild materials.
  • Laser ply locating machine.

Landing Gear

  • Exchange gears for B737, B757, B767 aircraft added to comprehensive line-up of complete landing gear maintenance including Boeing 737, 747, 757 and 767 aircraft

“We’ve been making great strides this year in expanding our MRO service coverage,” said Peter Turner, Vice President of Delta TechOps MRO Services.“ As we reintroduce these services we take another important step in providing comprehensive provider option to all our customers. We’re pleased to add upon our existing expertise, efficiency, and experience in these three areas.”

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

 

Delta TechOps Named ‘Top Shop’ by OneAero MRO

ATLANTA, April 07, 2014 – Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and itsMaintenance, Repair and Overhaul provider business, was once again selected Best Total Solutions Provider in OneAero MRO’s annual Top Shop Awards. Delta TechOps was also a finalist for the Best Engine Overhaul Repair award.

“The Top Shop Awards honor companies who lead by example and show a total commitment to improving efficiencies in the aircraft maintenance industry,” said Justin Spaulding, Managing Director of OneAero MRO. “These awards are granted to companies that provide exceptional service, customer support, and competitive repair pricing. They recognize companies that innovate and act as leaders in the aircraft maintenance industry.”

More than 13,500 industry professionals were given the opportunity to submit nominations and votes. Top Shop Awards winners are nominated, and ultimately selected, by their peers in the aviation industry. A short list of candidates was distributed to a panel of 40 airlines and suppliers from around the world that were responsible for selecting this year’s winners. Of more than 500 eligible maintenance, repair, and overhaul centers worldwide, only 17 were recognized with awards.

“It’s such an honor to be recognized by our peers for our commitment to industry leading products and services,” said Peter Turner, Vice President of MRO Services. “The people of Delta TechOps drive our reputation which stems from our culture of working and winning together with an eye to safety and top-notch service in all that we do.”

About OneAero MRO
OneAero MRO helps companies source aviation repair centers, track the status of repair orders and find calibration labs. With a comprehensive repair capabilities database, a robust status tracking solution and a well-established calibration sourcing tool (calibrationsearch.com), OneAero MRO is the repair data service of choice for airlines, repair centers, and suppliers around the world. To learn more about OneAero MRO, visit http://www.oneaero-mro.com/.

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

 

Delta TechOps Expands Service Coverage of GE CF6 Engines

ATLANTA, April 4, 2014—Delta TechOps has added five variants of the CF6-80C2 jet engine to its list of large aircraft engines eligible for MRO services. The additional two-shaft variants of the turbofan engine power the Airbus A300 and A310 fleets.

“We’ve already serviced Boeing CF6 variants for decades now. This is just another step in our ongoing initiative to provide comprehensive service coverage and expand our offerings to our clients,” said Peter Turner, Vice President of Delta TechOps MRO Services.

Developed by General Electric, the CF6-80C2 turbofan engine is popular for its power and reliability on large Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The following A300 and A310 variants were added to the Delta TechOps portfolio:

CF6-80C2A1
CF6-80C2A2
CF6-80C2A3
CF6-80C2A5
CF6-80C2A8

“It’s a natural extension of our services for the CF6-80C2 family,” said Turner. “Delta TechOps has vast operator experience in this field, serving an airline with large a fleet of CF6-80C2 engines. Now operators of the A300 and A310 with these CF6 variants have the option to rely on Delta’s vast airline and MRO experience.”

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

 

Delta named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World; Airline is first U.S. carrier to win coveted award in a decade

The ATW awards are among the most coveted and valued honors in the airline industry. In February 2014, ATW editors will present the 40th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards at a celebration in Singapore.

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has been named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine, the first time for a U.S. carrier in a decade.

The ATW awards are among the most coveted and valued honors in the airline industry. In February 2014, ATW editors will present the 40th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards at a celebration in Singapore.

“It’s an honor to have the hard work of Delta people recognized with the Airline of the Year award from Air Transport World,” said Richard Anderson, Delta’s chief executive officer. “Our values and culture are the foundation for our success. The professionalism and commitment of Delta people to our company, to one another and to our customers is unmatched.”

In selecting Delta as Airline of the Year, ATW editors cited leadership in several categories, including innovation and leadership by executive management; strong financial discipline; a consistent and excellent safety record; proven leadership in community, environmental and technological endeavors; consistent high standards of customer service; and excellent employee relations.

“The airline industry, here in the U.S. and globally, has never been as competitive, so when ATW editors make their Airline of the Year selection they focus on those airlines whose leadership truly stand out from the crowd through strong financial discipline, innovative thinking, superb operational and customer service standards, and excellent employee relations, said ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker. “Delta clearly met all those standards and has demonstrable, measurable statistics to prove it. Delta and its employees thoroughly deserve this award and I congratulate them on their achievements.”

Winners and their achievements will be featured in a special section of the ATW March 2014 edition. Additionally, highlights of the Gala Awards event will also be published in the ATW April 2014 edition.

Boeing 717s Join Delta's Fleet

October 25, 2013 – Delta has placed the first Boeing 717 into scheduled service.

Earlier this fall, the aircraft was painted in Delta livery and began going through modifications and testing prior to being delivered to Delta.

Once in possession of the aircraft, Delta and Delta TechOps performed additional certifications, modifications and training prior to placing the aircraft into service.

Delta’s first Boeing 717 took flight on its inaugural journey from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The 110-seat aircraft arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport, ushering a new aircraft type into Delta’s mainline fleet.

Delta is scheduled to receive 88 Boeing 717s, through 2015 and each aircraft will be refurbished with in-flight Wi-Fi, updated avionics, new liveries and all refreshed interiors.

The Boeing 717s will primarily replace small 50-seat regional jets on a capacity-neutral basis, providing Delta with significant improvement in economic efficiency relative to the aircraft they replace.

While this is not a new aircraft, it is a new technology aircraft. When the modifications are done, the interiors are updated and these aircraft put into service, they will be a more efficient and competitive product in the market they fly.

The interior seat configuration will consist of 110 “slim-line” seats featuring 12 First Class, 15 Economy Comfort and 83 Economy seats. All Economy seats will be positioned in a 2-3 arrangement with a single middle seat per row. The cabin will feature new cool-white fluorescent lighting, carpeting, laminates and side wall covering.

Delta prepares to take delivery of first Boeing 737-900ER

September 25, 2013 – In September, Delta will begin to take delivery of the first of 100 Boeing 737-900ERs as the aircraft is in the final phases of testing. Construction and assembly of the initial 737-900ER shell was completed at Boeing’s single-aisle factory in Renton, Wash. in August.

The new 737-900ERs will be equipped with onboard Wi-Fi and 180 seats, including 20 first class seats, 21 Economy Comfort seats and 139 Economy seats. Each seat is also equipped with a video monitor, 110v AC power port and USB port. 

Delta plans to place the first few aircraft into service in early November, with initial routes to be flown between Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit and San Francisco. The aircraft is primarily a replacement for Delta’s 183-seat Boeing 757s.

Delta TechOps to add CF6-B8F Engine work; Airbus Components capability

September 24, 2013 – Delta TechOps is making two big moves to conduct more maintenance, repair and overhaul work to support Delta’s flying and to offer additional options to MRO customers.

Delta TechOps has added the CF6-B8F engine, which powers Delta’s 767-400ER fleet, to its portfolio for short-term visits now and for extended visits in 2014. The division is also building a business case to expand test and repair capabilities for Airbus components.

“These are all big wins for Delta and our MRO customers,” said Don Mitacek, s.v.p.-Maintenance Operations. “Having the right product mix is foundational to ensuring we run a growing business while lowering our maintenance costs.” 

Short-term Field maintenance, better known as hospital visits, consists of less-intensive maintenance tasks that ensure engines continue to run to expected build life. Heavy maintenance visits include tasks like rotor and blade replacements, component repairs and overhaul. Delta has 21 767-400ER aircraft that fly from the U.S. to Europe and South America.

In another move to build up TechOps’ portfolio of services, the division is also building a business case to increase test and repair capabilities for Airbus components. This follows on recent investments in Airbus A319/A320 repair capability for brake manifolds and flight management system Multifunction Control/Display Units.

And, earlier this year, Delta TechOps announced it would add a CF34-8 engine line which stands to see about 100 engines from Delta Connection aircraft beginning in the first quarter of 2014.

Delta Air Lines Opens First Latin American Technical Ops Line Maintenance in São Paulo

New initiative is part of expansion plans and growth commitment in the Brazilian market

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, July 10, 2013 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced today the establishment of its first Latin American Delta TechOps Line Maintenance Station at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The operation deployment will involve 26 new employees including technicians, supervisors, material services and one manager.

“We are committed to continue growing in the Brazilian market and across Latin America. Earlier this year, we relocated our commercial headquarters from Atlanta to Sao Paulo. The establishment of technical operations in Sao Paulo is a logical next step in our commitment to become the best U.S. carrier in Latin America,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president—Latin America and Caribbean. 

Delta has a presence of line maintenance at more than 50 airports across Delta’s global system to provide Delta’s fleet with technical support and reinforce a safe and on-time operation for customers.

“The full-time staff will complete routine scheduled maintenance as well as cabin interior work,” said Lee Gossett, vice president-Line Maintenance. “This strategic move will allow the new team at Guarulhos International Airport to provide immediate capture of maintenance ground time in a critical market for Delta.”

Delta TechOps Completes 1st Airbus A330-200 Retrofit Fuel Tank Inerting System (FTIS) Modifications for Hawaiian Airlines

ATLANTA, June 17, 2013 – Delta TechOps’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business recently completed its first fuel tank inerting systems (FTIS) modification work on Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 aircraft, and is now offering the modification work to other A330-200 operators.

This FTIS modification represents the first retrofit in the industry on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft already in service as well as the first time an aircraft has had the work done outside the aircraft manufacturer’s facilities.

“The expertise required of this critical FTIS work is highly specialized and the Delta TechOps team can offer customers a compelling solution for operators ahead of the compliance deadlines,” said Peter Turner, vice president – Delta TechOps MRO Services. “We look forward to offering this service to additional customers ahead of the 2017 deadline for A330-200 operators.”

Delta TechOps completed the modifications per the directive requirements on two Hawaiian Airlines aircraft in conjunction with C2 check work ahead of schedule, allowing the customer to return the aircraft to revenue service sooner than planned.

Aviation regulatory bodies around the world have issued directives for operators of Airbus A330-200 series aircraft that require installation of Fuel Tank Inerting Systems (FTIS) to ensure their continued safe operation over the life of the aircraft. The nitrogen generating system mod is required on all A330-200. The directives say operators must modify half of total fleets by Dec 26, 2014 and all by Dec. 26, 2017. Approximately 500 aircraft in service across the world will require the modification, though the FTIS adjustments come standard on all factory-new A330-200 aircraft.  

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii’s longest serving and largest airline and provides hundreds of daily flights between the Hawaiian Islands as well as several long haul flights to the  U.S. mainland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. Hawaiian operates a domestic fleet of Boeing 717 aircraft and an international fleet of Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 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 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

 

Delta TechOps Receives Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Certification

ATLANTA, June 11, 2013 – Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines, has received the Approved Organization Exposition (AOE) certificate of the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), creating opportunities for Delta TechOps to offer its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to operators licensed by the JCAB.

The JCAB approval covers Turbine Engines (initially CFM56-5B series and CFM56-7B series), as well as Boeing 737NG aircraft components (Mechanical Instruments, Gyroscopic Instruments, Electronic Instruments, Mechanical Accessories, Electric Accessories, Electronic Accessories, Radio Communications Equipments, and Other Aircraft Parts) for Japanese commercial operators.

“The Delta TechOps team is honored and delighted to receive the approval of JCAB and will proudly display the certificate among numerous and highly valued domestic and international regulatory approval documents”, said Peter Turner, Vice President MRO Services, Delta TechOps. “Approval of JCAB organization is another testament to Delta TechOps’ culture of maintaining the highest levels of safety, quality and reflects our strong commitment to the Japanese aviation market and operators.”

Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism granted the certification in accordance with Article 20, Paragraph 2 of Civil Aeronautics Law. Delta TechOps is Approved Organization 192.

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

 

Delta TechOps Named Best MRO Airframe Provider - Americas

May 20, 2013 – Delta TechOps won the honors of Best MRO Airframe Provider for the Americas Region at the 2013 Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Awards in London, in addition to being named a finalist in the Top Shop Awards, Best Engine Overhaul & Repair and Best Total Solutions provider.

“This recognition reinforces Delta TechOps’ reputation as a comprehensive and reliable MRO provider,” said Peter Turner, vice president – Delta TechOps MRO Services. “As the largest MRO operation in North America, I’m delighted that the more than 9,600 aviation maintenance professionals of Delta TechOps have earned this well-deserved accolade.”

The ATE&M Awards were held in London earlier in May the during the annual AP&M Europe conference.

Delta TechOps Expands Maintenance Support Agreement with NEOS Air

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.”


About NEOS
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

 

Delta TechOps Announces New Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Line for the CF34-8 Engine

ATLANTA, April 18, 2013 – Delta TechOps will expand its engine maintenance, repair and overhaul capability to include the CF34-8 engine type, as announced by Delta’s CEO Richard Anderson this week at the Aviation Week MRO Americas conference in Atlanta.

“This is an investment in the future of Delta TechOps,” said John Laughter, senior vice president – Technical Operations. “As Delta reduces the number of 50-seat regional aircraft and increases the number of 76-seat aircraft, it’s an ideal move to introduce this engine line to support the future composition of our fleet.”

Exact timing of the expanded capability will be determined in the months ahead as Delta TechOps continues to work closely with manufacturers and customers.

“We’re very excited to add the CF34-8 option to our robust engine portfolio,” said Peter Turner, vice president, Delta TechOps MRO Services. “This is a perfect complement to the comprehensive offerings we have for the CF34 engine type and we look forward to having this option for our customers in the future, in addition to providing a very cost-effective solution for Delta’s aircraft needs.”

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

 

Seattle Line Maintenance Opens new Operations Center

February 19, 2013—Delta TechOps christened a new line maintenance operations center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport well ahead of new service set to begin from Seattle this summer.

The space will serve a coordination center for the 76 line maintenance professional technicians who support Delta’s fleet at SeaTac airport as well as Delta’s hangar adjacent to the south satellite terminal.

“This space will go a long way to help boost efficiency of the line maintenance work in Seattle,” said Lee Gossett, Vice President - Line Maintenance, who attended the grand opening. “Line maintenance plays a big role in supporting a industry leading completion factor for Delta and our MRO customers.”

Seattle line maintenance supports a busy domestic and transoceanic schedule. This summer, the team will lend support to the upguaged Tokyo-Narita hub service on a 747-400, new Shanghai service on the 767-300ER and Tokyo-Haneda also on the 767-300ER. 

Additional hiring will take place in the weeks ahead to meet the needs of the operation, said Tim Steele, Manager - Line Maintenance.

Peter Turner Named Vice President, Business Development and MRO

ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2012 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has named industry veteran Peter Turner vice president, Business Development and MRO effective Nov. 26. Turner will report to John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president, Technical Operations and be based in Atlanta.

“Peter’s proven track record in business strategy and customer service makes him the ideal leader for the Delta TechOps MRO organization,” Laughter said. “We look forward to Peter joining the TechOps team leading continued profitable growth of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business.”

Turner joins Delta TechOps from Rolls-Royce North America where he was vice president, Customer Business. He was responsible for the Americans region and managed billions of dollars in sales growth.

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


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Delta TechOps Inks Three-Year Engine Service Contract with NEOS

ATLANTA, October 9, 2012 - Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a three-year, non-exclusive time and materials (T&M) contract with Italian air carrier NEOS to provide maintenance and repair services to the company’s CFM56-7B engines.

NEOS selected Delta TechOps due to the maintenance, repair and overhaul’s (MRO) demonstrated high level of service and support for this engine type, as well as the organization’s ability to satisfy the unique needs of a carrier our size, said Marco Brusa, Technical Director for NEOS.
“Delta TechOps was the perfect fit for our organization,” he said. “In addition to their proven track record with the CFM56-7B engine, they can deliver the precise level of flexibility we need in shop input date and spare engine availability.”

About NEOS
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 equally owned by Italy’s Alpitour Group and TUI Group of Germany. In 2004, it became a completely Italian-owned company after the acquisition of the full share by Alpitour.

In 2005, the first 767-300ER entered into service, followed by an additional aircraft in 2006. This allowed NEOS to add long-haul destinations to their route offering. With approximately 500 employees, NEOS provides full-term aircraft leases on behalf of third-party operators to optimize aircraft utilization during slow seasons.

NEOS is an approved EU-OPS operator with its own Part 145 certification to cover line maintenance up to C checks on its 737 and 767 aircraft. They have also been an ETOPS 180 operator since 2005 and ETOPS 120 since 2004.

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

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

Delta TechOps Recognized for Innovations in Nondestructive Testing

September 27, 2012—At an Airlines for America (A4A) Nondestructive Testing forum in Seattle on Sept. 27, Delta TechOps Nondestructive Testing (NDT) team was presented with the 10th Annual A4A/FAA “Better Way” Award. Led by Product Line Manager Alex Melton, the team’s award recognizes a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems.  Our NDT team was chosen for their active participation in the development of Acoustic Thermography inspection of critical rotating engine parts.  This award also recognizes Delta’s unending commitment to safety and highlights our culture of leading innovation.

Grupo Aeroméxico and Delta Air Lines to Build Joint Heavy Maintenance Facility in Querétaro

MEXICO CITY, August 31, 2012 – Grupo Aeroméxico (México: AEROMEX.MX) and Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) plan to begin construction of a jointly operated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center at the Intercontinental Airport in Querétaro, next to that State’s Aerospace Park.

As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and continuation of their commercial alliance, the carriers will invest equal amounts in the project to move work currently being done at the Guadalajara International Airport and expand MRO capabilities for their own aircraft and other carriers. The new facility’s heavy maintenance capacity will allow for up to seven aircraft to be serviced simultaneously.

Delta President Ed Bastian said, “With the site selection, the joint efforts now move to begin constructing this facility that will usher in lower maintenance costs without compromising the very high quality work that Aeroméxico provides Delta.”
While Andres Conesa, CEO of Grupo Aeroméxico noted that “This investment is a clear recognition of world class quality and service Mexico offers through its skilled manpower and particularly our company, as it will consolidate and complement the heavy maintenance and overhaul services both carriers have offered at the Grupo Aeroméxico maintenance base in Guadalajara over the last six years.”

This project represents one of the most important investments in aviation infrastructure in Mexico in history and proves that the joint efforts between the private and public sectors benefit the country’s economic growth. Delta Air Lines acquired a 4.17 percent stake in Grupo Aeroméxico in June of this year.

About Grupo Aeroméxico
Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The airline announced a major expansion plan in 2011, to acquire 20 new aircraft in the next 24 months. In 2012, the Group announced that it signed a letter of intent to buy Boeing 100 aircraft, including 90 Boeing 737 Max jet airliners and ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, becoming the largest investment plan in the history of aviation in Mexico.

Grupo Aeroméxico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport, and offers 550 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Aeroméxico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance partnering 17 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem miles through the different airline partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the benefits offered at SkyTeam’s 503 airport lounges around the world. SkyTeam offers its 531 million annual passengers more than 14.000 daily flights to 983 destinations in 178 countries www.skyteam.com

About Delta Air Lines
Delta is working to become the best U.S. carrier in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of that goal Delta has established a long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes investing more than US $100 million in GOL. Likewise, Delta has invested more than US $65 million in Aeroméxico as part of a long-term exclusive commercial alliance and entered a code sharing agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas solidifying its footprint in Latin America.  Executive Travel magazine recognized Delta with the Gold Leading Edge Award for the Best Flight Experience to Mexico. Delta provides service in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reaching out to 32 countries and 54 destinations in the region offering more than 1,000 weekly flights between Latin America and the U.S. Spanish speaking Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through its Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic “Airline of the Year” by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the “Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline” by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology and won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to more than 330 destinations in 61 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

For press inquiries: Delta Corporate Communications +1-404-715-2554

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Delta TechOps is proud host the IATA Maintenance Cost Conference

August 3, 2012—Delta TechOps, in conjunction with Delta Air Lines, is proud to host to the 8th annual IATA Maintenance Cost Conference (MCC) in Atlanta, Georgia. This highly interactive, three day conference will feature presentations and discussions focused on Component Maintenance and Fuel Burn vs. Maintenance Costs.

October 17-19, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia USA

About MCC
The Air Transport Association (IATA) represents, leads and serves the airline industry. Its members comprise all major passenger and cargo airlines. The annual Maintenance Cost Conference offers a unique opportunity for airlines, OEMs and MROs to present the latest trends on aircraft maintenance and share best practices on maintenance cost management.

Click here to learn more about the IATA Maintenance Cost Conference and to join us in Atlanta.

Delta TechOps Named a Finalist for the 2012 ATE&M Awards

May 4, 2012—Delta TechOps has been named a finalist for the 2012 ATE&M Awards in the categories of Best Airframe MRO Provider - The Americas, Best Engine MRO and Best Component MRO. The ATE&M Awards are firmly established as a highlight on the aviation calendar, aiming to recognize and celebrate success in the commercial aviation aftermarket.

Delta TechOps Signs Maintenance and Support Agreement with Atlas Air

ATLANTA, April 3, 2012 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement with Atlas Air, Inc. to provide maintenance and support services for three of the company’s Boeing 767-300ER passenger aircraft. Atlas Air is a unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services.

“The men and women of Delta TechOps have a reputation for delivering the highest quality work and the most comprehensive support in the industry, which led to this new agreement,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with Atlas Air.”

The new agreement includes 331 APU and CF6 engine time and materials maintenance support, and 767-300ER power-by-the-hour component support.

“Delta TechOps’ operational experience with the 767 aircraft, extensive service offering, and status as a military airlift partner

made them the obvious choice for this contract,” said Larry Gibbons, vice president of Procurement for Atlas Air. “We look forward to a strong working relationship with a one-stop service provider as we continue to enhance our innovative 767 freighter and passenger service solutions and complement our market-leading Boeing 747 freighter and passenger operations.”

About Atlas Air Worldwide
Atlas Air Worldwide is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas Air) and Titan Aviation Leasing (Titan), and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar). Atlas Air Worldwide also maintains a 49% interest in Global Supply Systems Limited (GSS). Through Atlas Air and Polar, Atlas Air Worldwide operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.

Atlas, Titan and Polar offer a range of outsourced B747 and B767 aircraft and aviation operating services that include ACMI service – in which customers receive an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term basis; CMI service, for customers that provide their own aircraft; express network and scheduled air cargo service; military cargo and passenger charters; commercial cargo and passenger charters; and dry leasing of aircraft and engines. For more information, visit www.atlasair.com.

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

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Delta TechOps Named ‘Top Shop’ by OneAero

ATLANTA, March 30, 2012 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has been voted “Best Total Solutions Provider” in the annual OneAero MRO Top Shop Awards.  The awards, which were presented to only 17 out of 500 eligible aerospace repair centers around the world, recognize companies with superior customer support, excellent turn-around times and competitive repair pricing.

“The Top Shop Awards honors companies who lead by example and show a total commitment to improving efficiencies in the aircraft maintenance industry,” said Justin Spaulding, Managing Director of OneAero MRO.
 
Nominations were solicited from and voted on by more than 13,500 industry professionals.  Winners of the Top Shop Awards were nominated, and ultimately selected, by their peers in the aviation industry.  OneAero MRO tabulated all the nominations to create a “short list” of finalists.  The list of finalists was then distributed to a panel of 20 airlines and suppliers from around the world that were responsible for selecting this year’s winners.

“For years, the men and women of Delta TechOps have been dedicated to providing comprehensive Complete Fleet maintenance solutions to airline customers around the globe,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “It’s such an honor to be recognized by our peers for our commitment to industry leading products and services.”

About OneAero MRO
OneAero MRO helps companies source repair centers, track the status of repair orders and find calibration labs. With a comprehensive repair capabilities database, a robust status tracking solution and a well-established calibration sourcing tool (Calibration Search.com), OneAero MRO is the repair data service of choice for airlines, repair centers, and suppliers around the world. To learn more about OneAero MRO, visit http://www.oneaero-mro.com.

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

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FAA Grants STC for Low Plasticity Burnishing

March 19, 2012—The first FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Low Plasticity Burnishing (LPB®) has been granted to Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division, Delta TechOps, to mitigate fretting induced fatigue cracking in the high pressure compressor section of the CFM56-7.  The initial STC, SE03036CH, allows the use of LPB on the first stage blade.  LPB was shown to increase the fatigue life of a damaged surface to more than ten times that of the undamaged baseline. The STC is the culmination of the collaboration between Delta TechOps and Lambda Technologies, the company that created LPB.

Significant performance and life improvements have been documented with the use of LPB in other applications. Thousands of engine and structural components have been treated with LPB in military applications, such as the F402 Pegasus engine used in NAVAIR’s AV-8B Harrier to mitigate FOD. With issuance of the STC, Delta TechOps can begin providing benefits to the commercial fleet’s most popular engine.

LPB is a patented, proven surface treatment that provides a deep layer of compressive residual stress to mitigate fretting, corrosion pitting, stress corrosion cracking, or foreign object damage in the critical highly stressed areas of metallic components. LPB delivers significant fatigue life extension with minimal initial capital investment and low production costs. LPB is FAA accepted for the repair and alteration of aircraft components.

“Delta TechOps and the FAA have shown tremendous support throughout this process. We are very excited to have the STC issued and production underway,” says Paul Prevéy, CEO of Lambda Technologies. “LPB provides value to our customers in every aspect of maintaining aircraft. For critical, fatigue prone components, our technology provides longer-lasting, safer parts that require less inspection. With LPB, planes are in the air longer and cost less to maintain.”

The engineered use of beneficial residual stress represents a new way of thinking about aircraft design and maintenance support. Inducing controlled beneficial compression into a part extends its fatigue life and increases damage tolerance without changing the material or design of the component. All processed parts are FAA sanctioned Alterations of OEM components and do not fall under the Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA).

Delta TechOps Signs Five-Year Engine Maintenance Contract with Air Canada

ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a five-year, exclusive agreement with Air Canada to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul services to the airline’s entire fleet of Pratt & Whitney (PW) 4060 engines.

“This partnership is a direct reflection of the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Delta TechOps and their global reputation for delivering the highest quality work, along with the most comprehensive support in the industry,” said Tony Charaf, president-Delta TechOps.

The time and materials with flat rates agreement covers Air Canada’s 18 PW4060 engines with four spares, three of which already are inducted at Delta TechOps. This fleet of engines powers nine of Air Canada’s Boeing 767 aircraft.

“Delta TechOps was the obvious choice — they share our focus on quality and safety, as well as bring the technical expertise, service level and flexibility we need as Canada’s largest airline,” said Alan Butterfield, vice president of maintenance and engineering for Air Canada. “TechOps’ operational experience with this engine type and overall competitive service offerings were the primary reasons we chose them for this contract.”

About Air Canada
Air Canada operates a main fleet of more than 200 aircraft, including Boeing 777/767, Airbus 330/320 and Embraer 190/170s.

Air Canada recently received several prestigious industry awards, including Business Traveler magazine’s “Best in Business Travel,” “Best Flight Attendants in North America,” “Best In-flight Services in North America,” “Best North America Airline for Business Class Service,” “Best North American Airline for International Travel,” “Best Airline Website” and “Best Airline in North America.” Air Canada also was ranked “Best International Airline in North America” for the second consecutive year in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million travelers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax. In the air transportation industry, this annual survey is regarded as a primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction with airlines throughout the world.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international full-service airline providing scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo from 60 communities large and small across Canada to more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 31 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,172 airports in 181 countries. Air Canada customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future rewards through Canada’s leading loyalty program, and Top Tier members enjoy reciprocal frequent flyer benefits including lounge and priority services.

For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com and follow @AirCanada on Twitter and Facebook.

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

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Engine Maintenance and Landing Gear Shops Receive ISO 9001 Certification

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has received certification from the International Standards Organization (ISO) for its Engine Maintenance and Landing Gear shops.

Delta TechOps is one of only a few airline maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers to achieve this certification, which is an internationally tested framework designed to manage an organization’s processes and help generate a high quality product that satisfies customers’ expectations. The airline received ISO 9001 certification for its Component Maintenance shop in 2008.

“Our processes at Delta TechOps have been independently certified to be effective in delivering the highest quality and reliability products and services to our customers,” said Tony Charaf, president–Delta TechOps. “We are pleased to have our people and processes validated by this internationally recognized quality standard.”

Delta TechOps provides engine maintenance and propulsion engineering to a broad range of engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for all common models of commercial aircraft. Delta TechOps’ Engine Maintenance division employs Lean/Six Sigma processes to provide flexible, comprehensive production planning of engines for Delta and other airlines and operators around the globe. Annually, the engine shop services more than 650 engines, with 300-plus customer engines in over 70 engine bays. Additionally, Delta TechOps houses five test cells and a state-of-the-art Nondestructive Testing (NDT) facility. The organization also dispatches highly skilled Engine-On-Wing teams to engines needing repair while in service.

ISO 9001 is implemented in more than a million organizations in 176 countries and has a proven track record of leading companies to enhanced operations and improved performance and quality.

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

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Delta Celebrates National AMT Day Honoring All Delta TechOps Maintenance Professionals

May 24, 2011—Today, America is celebrating National AMT Day, which honors the professional men and women who ensure the safety and security of our airborne aviation infrastructure. Each year, we like to take this time to celebrate all of the professional men and women in Delta’s Technical Operations.

Each and every day you are the quiet heroes who work hard to ensure the safety, compliance and on-time departure of Delta’s fleet of 750 aircraft as well as the aircraft of our 150+ Customers worldwide. You have been the rock behind Delta’s Technical Operations division for more than 80+ years and the success of Delta’s half a billion dollar maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business.

On behalf of the entire Delta and Delta TechOps leadership teams, thank you for your professionalism; for all that you do to make Delta TechOps a feared competitor in the MRO business; and for always staying focused on maintaining safe, reliable airplanes for Delta and our Customers worldwide.

Tony Charaf,
President Delta TechOps

Delta TechOps Named ‘Best Airframe MRO in the Americas,’ ‘Best Engine MRO’

ATLANTA, May 17, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, was recognized by Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Magazine, a leading aerospace publication, as the “Best Airframe MRO Provider in the Americas” and the “Best Engine MRO Provider” for 2011.

Recipients of ATE&M Awards, announced May 4 during a ceremony at the 2011 Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo in London, were chosen by customers and industry peers who selected the airline’s MRO as the best provider in both categories based on its reputation and brand, as well as the expertise, professionalism and skills of its technicians.

“The men and women of Delta’s Technical Operations are the driving force behind the success of our growing MRO business,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “Their airline industry knowledge, maintenance skills and flexibility are clearly establishing Delta TechOps as an MRO provider of excellence. We are honored by this vote of confidence from our customers and peers.”

About ATE&M:
Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) has been covering the latest manufacturing advances and maintenance trends in commercial aviation for more than eighteen years. ATE&M was launched in 1992 and has been BPA audited since 1994.

ATE&M is well known for presenting complex technical information in a clear and easy-to-read format. UBM Aviation Publications produces ATE&M seven times a year, including special show editions for the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows. For more, visit www.ubmaviationnews.com.

About UBM Aviation:
UBM Aviation is a global data and information business for the air transport industry. The company serves the passenger aviation; air cargo logistics; maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO); and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events. With more than 300 specialist staff, UBM Aviation operates from a global network of offices across Europe, North America and Asia. UBM Aviation was created in December 2008 when its parent, United Business Media Limited (UBM) reorganized all of its airline-related businesses into one company. For more, visit www.ubmaviation.com.

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

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MSP TechOps completes first MRO work since merger

This week, Delta TechOps employees based in Minneapolis/St. Paul MRO Repair Station Facility completed their first maintenance, repair, and overhaul customer’s (MRO) A-check since receiving their Part 145 Repair Station Certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in January.

What Does Part 145 Repair Station Certification Mean for MSP?
The Part 145 Repair Station Certification gives the facility the green light to begin handling MRO work for Delta TechOps’ customers. An A-check is usually completed every 500-800 flight hours and requires approximately 48 hours of downtime.

MSP MRO Service Strategy
“The men and women in Technical Operations in MSP did an outstanding job with this first customer opportunity,” said Tony Charaf, president-Delta TechOps. “MSP will continue to be a key part of our MRO strategy going forward and we’ll continue to look for opportunities to leverage our people’s skills as well as our facility as it makes the most sense for our customers.”

Who Was MRO Service Completed For? 
The check was completed for a North American Airlines plane. Delta TechOps performs maintenance on North American’s 757 and 767 fleets.

Delta TechOps Awarded Engine Maintenance Contract by CanJet Airlines

ATLANTA, April 13, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has finalized an exclusive five-year engine maintenance contract with Canadian charter operator, CanJet Airlines.

What Does the MRO Service Contract Cover?
The fixed price, time and materials (T&M) contract covers maintenance for CanJet’s CFM56-7B engines, and expands Delta TechOps’ existing comprehensive component and inventory logistics support for CanJet’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“This new agreement allows CanJet to bundle services and streamline their maintenance operations while taking advantage of our technicians’ unparalleled skill with this particular engine type,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps.

Why Was Delta TechOps Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Services Chosen?
Delta TechOps was selected for this contract due to the level of service TechOps technicians have delivered since first partnering with CanJet in 2009, according to Jim Penwell, CanJet’s Vice President of Maintenance.

“Delta TechOps has proven that they have the expertise, network and responsiveness we need to garner top performance from our aircraft. Their team’s familiarity with CanJet’s growing fleet was a key element in selecting them for our engine maintenance,” Penwell said. “We know we can rely on them to provide quality maintenance solutions at a cost that makes sense for us.”

About CanJet Airlines
CanJet Airlines, a division of IMP Group Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is Canada’s established full-service charter airline. With experienced flight crews, a skilled management team, a knowledgeable support staff and a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured to 189 seating capacity, CanJet Airlines guarantees value, comfort and convenience on every charter flight. For more information, visit www.canjet.com.

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

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Delta TechOps Expands Maintenance Partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies

ATLANTA, April 12, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a five-year component maintenance and exchange agreement with Skymark Airlines to provide advance exchange power-by-the-hour (PBTH) services to Skymark’s fleet of 25 CFM56-7B powered Boeing 737NG aircraft.

What Is the MRO Service Agreement?
The agreement expands Delta TechOps’ current five-year agreement with Skymark, in which it partners with comprehensive maintenance provider Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) to provide engine maintenance services to Skymark’s fleet.

“We’re excited to work together with our long-standing partner EGAT to expand our combined maintenance service offering for Skymark,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. “This new agreement will further bolster Delta TechOps’ maintenance repair and overhaul presence in Asia, which has grown substantially in recent years.”

Why Was Delta TechOps MRO Services Chosen?
Delta TechOps’ close-working relationship with EGAT — a well-known MRO in Asia — and experience with the CFM56-7B engine and aircraft type were a key part of Skymark’s decision to award the new contract to Delta TechOps, according to Kimiyoshi Sakaki, Director, Skymark Airlines.

“Over the past year, the quality maintenance services provided by Delta TechOps and EGAT have helped us establish a strong market in Asia. Delta TechOps’ extensive operational experience and overhaul expertise provide a competitive advantage for us as we continue to grow,” Sakaki said.

About Skymark Airlines
Skymark Airlines Inc., which started service in September 1998, is a low-cost Japanese air carrier that serves approximately four million passengers annually. To achieve operational efficiency and provide competitive fares, the airline’s route structure focuses on service from Tokyo to Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, Asahikawa and Okinawa. More about Skymark is available at www.skymark.jp/en/.

About Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation
Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) Corporation is a comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Asia. EGAT provides wide-ranging engineering and fleet management solutions on multiple airframes and engines, including Boeing Dreamlifter aircraft modification, and is a Center Of Excellence in engine overhauls. Supported by a 2,000-strong engineering, technical and management team, its global business footprint comprises more than two dozen airline customers. EGAT has been selected as Aviation Week’s 2009 Best Independent MRO in Asia-Pacific. More about EGAT is available at www.egat.com.tw.

About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating approximately $500 million in revenue in 2010. In addition to providing 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, specializing in high-skill work like 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 seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at: deltatechops.com.

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Delta TechOps named a finalist for the 2011 Top Shop Awards

April 7, 2011—Delta TechOps has been named a finalist in the 2011 OneAero Top Shop Awards.  The awards recognize the repair centers that provide superior customer support, excellent turn-around-times and competitive repair pricing.

Delta TechOps, GOL Establish Long-term Maintenance Partnership

ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has entered an exclusive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) partnership with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P/Fitch: BB-/BB-, Moody’s: Ba3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America. As part of the five-year deal, which includes an additional five-year option, Delta TechOps will provide engine overhauls for a minimum of 50 percent of GOL’s CFM56-7 engines and maintenance services for various parts and components on GOL’s fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft.

Delta TechOps also will provide consulting services related to maintenance workflow planning, materials and facility optimization, and tooling support and will assist GOL with its efforts to secure FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification. In addition, GOL will assist Delta with some line maintenance services for Delta aircraft with extended ground time in Brazil.

“The men and women in Delta TechOps are the most skilled and knowledgeable in the industry,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “This partnership with GOL gives us a special opportunity to join hands and share our talents and expertise with another airline, while strengthening our ties in the South American market and extending our global MRO footprint.”

“This partnership aims at further improving GOL’s low cost structure as well as the quality of its state-of-the-art maintenance center located in Brazil,” said Constantino Junior, GOL’s Founder and CEO. “We are proud to work with Delta TechOps.”

Since establishing a third-party maintenance business a decade ago, Delta TechOps has grown its global customer base to include 150 customers and more than $500 million in annual revenues. The business is an important part of Delta’s efforts to diversify its global revenue base through ancillary businesses such as Delta Cargo, Delta Private Jets, Delta Global Services and MLT Vacations.

About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4), (S&P/Fitch: BB-/BB-, Moody`s: Ba3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers more than 900 daily flights to 59 destinations that connect all the important cities in Brazil and 14 major destinations in South America and Caribbean. The Company operates a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, the safest and most comfortable of its class, with high aircraft utilization and efficiency levels. Fully committed to seeking innovative solutions through the use of cutting-edge technology, the Company - via its GOL, VARIG, GOLLOG, SMILES and VoeFácil brands - offers its clients easy payment facilities, a wide range of complementary services and the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.

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

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Delta TechOps completes winglet installations on 737-800 fleet

January 20, 2011—Delta TechOps recently completed the final winglet installations on its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the last airplane returning to service Monday. The Winglet Crew installed blended winglets on 71 aircraft. The winglets are wing-tip extensions to improve aircraft fuel efficiency by reducing aircraft drag and altering airflow.

“The team took the complex task of adding structural blended winglets to the 737 fleet and made it look easy,” said Bruce Snyder, foreman-Delta TechOps. “They worked together with precision to complete the task under budget and in just nine days.”

Delta has 73 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, two of which had winglets installed by Boeing prior to delivery.

Delta TechOps is proud to sponsor and host the LFI4 Conference

January 20, 2011—Atlanta, Georgia will play host to this highly interactive two day conference that will assist the Aviation sector in implementing and sustaining Lean initiatives in the current turbulent global economic climate.

May 11, 2011
Lean Best Practice Site Visit of Delta TechOps, Atlanta

About LFI
LFI is an aviation industry association, founded to develop and promote Lean principles, practices and tools among aircraft operators, and companies involved in facilitating airline operations. LFI is an independent forum of airline, industry and academic partners, which actively encourages members to share information and promote Lean-based best practices in aircraft operations

Click here to learn more and sign up to be part of Lean Flight Initiative 2011 for cutting edge Lean developments in the aviation industry.

Delta TechOps offers FADEC Services to the MRO market

Delta TechOps announces that it is now a RSS Approved Repair and Service Provider for FADEC Units.

Now that Delta TechOps is an Authorized Maintenance Service Provider, operators have another dependable source for FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) Unit repair and open testing.

Delta TechOps is authorized as a repair source for FADEC units for two engine models—CF6-80C2 and CFM56-7B—typically found on Airbus 300-600; Boeing 737NG, 747-400, and 767-200/767-300/767-400; and MD-11. Delta TechOps provides the following FADEC unit services per OEM specifications: Testing and Repair Services per RSS-810, Level 2; as well as Technology Services per RSS-811, Level 3.

Please follow this link for more information.

Delta TechOps offers HMU Services to the MRO market

January 19, 2011—Delta TechOps announces that it is now an OEM-Authorized Service Provider for HMU Units.

As an approved Repair and Warranty Service Provider, Delta TechOps now provides a full range of open testing, repair and overhaul services of HMUs (Hydro Mechanical Unit) for CFM56-7B engines found in Boeing 737NG fleets.

Delta TechOps has many years of experience maintaining HMU units for the world’s largest fleet. The OEM-authorized designation reflects our considerable skills and in-depth knowledge of these components.

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MSP maintenance facility gets FAA certification for MRO work

January 5, 2011—Delta TechOps has received its Part 145 Repair Station Certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for its maintenance facility in Minneapolis/St. Paul, giving the facility the green light to begin handling maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work for Delta TechOps’ customers.

Tony Charaf, president-Delta TechOps, and other TechOps leaders were on hand at the FAA’s regional office in Atlanta Wednesday to receive the certification on behalf of Delta.

“This is a great day for the men and women of Technical Operations in Minneapolis,” Tony said. “This strategic shift is a result of their skills and talents. The team and facility will be a valuable piece to our MRO strategy going forward as we continue to outgrow our Atlanta facility.”

Cimber Sterling Chooses Delta TechOps for Maintenance Expertise

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2010—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a three-year, multimillion dollar contract with Cimber Sterling Airlines to provide time and materials services for 11 CFM56-7B engines and Honeywell GTCP131-9B APUs for the airline’s fleet. The agreement was announced at the European MRO Conference held at London’s Excel, of which Delta TechOps is a sponsor.

After evaluating several highly respected European maintenance and repair organizations, Cimber Sterling chose Delta TechOps for its track record in customer service excellence, competitive pricing and ability to deliver a complete service offering, according to Steen Ingemann Jorgensen, B737 Engineering manager at Cimber Sterling.

“Delta TechOps offers the experience, technical expertise and flexibility we need,” Jorgensen said. “As a smaller operator, an MRO’s ability to pick up and support tasks outside our core businesses is critical. Delta TechOps’ broad range of services along with a huge network and complete support capabilities provide enormous value.”

“This new contract is a testament to our team’s ability to provide efficiency, flexibility and quality that’s unmatched in the industry,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “Our talented people are the sole reason Delta TechOps continues to be recognized by airlines around the world.”

Cimber Sterling, which provides flights to destinations throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as in Scandinavia and Denmark, operates a fleet of 28 large and small aircraft. The contract covers time and materials services for more than one-third of the fleet’s engines.


About Cimber Sterling Airlines
Cimber Sterling is a Danish-based airline with more than 850 employees and offices at five Danish airports. The airline’s fleet of 28 aircraft provides more than 1,000 flights per week and carries approximately 2.4 million leisure and business passengers each year. For more information, visit http://www.cimber.com.

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

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Delta TechOps Expands Component Support for Ryan International Airlines

LONDON, Sept. 29, 2010—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, is expanding its relationship with Ryan International Airlines to provide component support services as part of a Power By The Hour (PBTH) program for the company’s fleet of Boeing aircraft.  The new three-year multimillion dollar agreement extends the original terms with Ryan International through 2014.

“Delta TechOps has proven that their team has the skills and responsiveness we need to keep our aircraft in top-performing condition,” said Ray Reyes, vice president Technical Operations Ryan International. “We know we can rely on them to provide comprehensive support and unparalleled expertise to our operations, both in North America and abroad.”
Since May 2008, Delta TechOps has provided all Component Support for Ryan International’s Boeing 767s in North America and has served as the overhaul provider for the airline’s CF6-80A2 and P&W4000 engines and 331-200 auxiliary power units (APUs). The new agreement expands this coverage to all Boeing 767s Component PBTH in North America and Europe, as well as one Boeing 757 Component PBTH in North America.

“With years of experience maintaining the Delta’s global fleet, Delta TechOps offers flexibility, service and efficiency that’s unmatched by other MROs,” said Tony Charaf, president - Delta TechOps. “The expansion of this original agreement reflects the trust Ryan International has in our technicians’ ability to support their fleet worldwide.”

About Ryan International Airlines
Ryan Aviation Corporation began in 1976 in Wichita, Kansas, as a fixed base operator (FBO) providing fueling and maintenance services at Mid-Continent Airport. In 1981, the company began operating cargo aircraft under the name Ryan International Airlines, upgrading its Part 135 certificate to a Part 121 air carrier certificate. In 1994, the assets of the FBO were sold and transport operations became the sole focus of Ryan International Airlines.  From 1981 to 2002, Ryan International Airlines transported mail and overnight air freight, and in 1984, begin charter and passenger vacation operations. In 2006, Ryan relocated its corporate headquarters to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Rockford, Illinois.  Over the past year, Ryan has operated over 30 aircraft of various types on its Operating Certificate. Ryan has emerged as the industry leader for safety, service and quality in the charter airline market. For more information, please visit www.flyryan.com.

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

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Delta TechOps Receives FAA Approval for Non-destructive Testing

ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2010—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to implement Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT), a method of non-destructive testing that identifies over-temperature conditions in aircraft engines. The PCRT inspection replaces the previous Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sample-based destructive inspection of suspect turbine blades.

Developed by Vibrant Corporation, PCRT is a relatively new aerospace technology that provides environmentally friendly, cost-effective and fast reporting on the structural integrity of components. Specifically, PCRT offers increased sensitivity to defects, less engine down time and reduced waste from blades that test negative for over-temperature conditions. Delta was awarded FAA approval as it begins the second year of a three-year agreement with Vibrant as the exclusive commercial aviation supplier.

“This is another example of TechOps applying cutting-edge technology to benefit our MRO operations,” said David Piotrowski, principal engineer - Delta TechOps. “PCRT increases reliability on the JT8D-219 engine while keeping maintenance costs competitive.” 

“Delta has been fantastic to partner with in our effort to display the full capabilities of PCRT,” said Greg Weaver, director of operations of Vibrant Corporation. “In our tests, we are not only uncovering over-temps in the blades, but also discovering cracking, inter-granular attacks and thin airfoil walls.”

Delta TechOps and Vibrant’s collective efforts have not gone unnoticed. Recently, the FAA and ATA recognized them as winners of the 2010 FAA-ATA Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) “Better Way” award. The annual award recognizes a government or industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process or policy that results in a more sensitive, reliable or cost-effective process for inspecting and testing aircraft or aviation components and systems. Delta has won this honor six times in eight years.

Delta has expanded its original exploration of PCRT applications from turbine blades and vanes to aircraft wheels, fasteners and engine components, including applications targeting CFM 56-7b and PW 4000 engines.

About Vibrant Corporation
Vibrant is a spin off of Mechtronic Solutions, Inc. that has commercialized Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) in the aerospace and power generation industries. The PCRT technology, licensed from Magnaflux Quasar, is a revolutionary non-destructive testing technology that can determine if a component is structurally sound and fit for service. Vibrant has developed PCRT applications focused on the safety critical components found in the aerospace industry. These applications bring the power of PCRT to bear on new product quality control and in-service product degradation tracking. Vibrant provides testing services for several major aerospace manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) firms under AS9100 Rev. B and ISO 9001:2000 certificate 07-0992. www.vibrantndt.com

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

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Delta TechOps Named ‘Best MRO in the Americas’

ATLANTA, May 25, 2010–-Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, was recognized by Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Magazine as the “Best Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Provider in the Americas.” This is the third industry award the team has received in recent weeks.

Nominations and final voting for the recipients of ATE&M Awards—which were announced early May during a ceremony at the 2010 Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo in London—are conducted among Delta’s customers and peers, who selected the airline’s MRO as the best provider based on its reputation and brand.

“The men and women of Delta’s Technical Operations have our sincere respect and gratitude,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “Despite a tough economic environment, they continue to work hard and position Delta TechOps as one of the best MROs in the industry. Their reputation for flexibility and professionalism is known throughout the world and this award clearly reflects that.”

Delta TechOps recently announced it was named the Aviation Week MRO of the Year—Outstanding Maintenance Group, and was voted “Best Total Solutions Provider” in the annual OneAero Top Shop Awards. The MRO of the Year Awards recognize the best Maintenance Repair and Overhaul providers worldwide for pioneering achievements. Award recipients are selected by the editors of Overhaul & Maintenance magazine in four separate categories, including Outstanding Maintenance Group. The Top Shop Awards, which were presented to only 16 of 1,300 eligible aerospace repair centers around the world, recognize superior customer support, excellent turn-around times and competitive repair pricing.

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

About ATE&M
Founded in 1992, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Magazine has covered the latest technological advances and maintenance trends in commercial aviation for more than sixteen years. UBM Aviation Publications produces ATE&M eight times a year, including special show editions for the Farnborough and Pairs Air Shows, plus the Airline Purchasing Expo. In June 2009, two ATE&M writers were honored with awards at the prestigious “Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards.” For more, visit http://www.ubmaviationnews.com.

About UBM Aviation
UBM Aviation is a global data and information business for the air transport industry. The company serves the passenger aviation; air cargo logistics; maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO); and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events. With more than 300 specialist staff, UBM Aviation operates from a global network of offices across Europe, North America and Asia. UBM Aviation was created in December 2008 when its parent, United Business Media Limited (UBM) reorganized all of its airline-related businesses into one company. For more, visit http://www.ubmaviation.com.

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China Eastern Airlines Awards Three-Year Engine Service Contract to Delta TechOps

ATLANTA, May 7, 2010–-Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced that the company has signed a three-year contract with China Eastern Airlines (CEA) to provide maintenance and repair services to various aircraft engine types. The contract, which includes an option for extension at the end of three years, will immediately apply to three CFM56-7 series engines utilized by the airline.

“Delta TechOps is ideally positioned to support China Eastern’s engine maintenance needs with our expanded presence in Asian markets,” said Tony Charaf, President – Delta TechOps. ”The trust China Eastern has in our team’s maintenance support capabilities is an indication of Delta TechOps’ growing reputation for service, high quality and cost management in the region.”

About China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd (CEA)
Based in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd (CEA) is one of the biggest airlines in China. CEA was established in June 1988 and has been growing rapidly for 18 years. Today, it operates more than 80 international and regional routes and over 330 domestic routes, which connect 110 cities in China and abroad. A worldwide network based in Shanghai covering China and connecting Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, Europe, America and Australia has formed, which provides a smooth air express for passengers at home and abroad. With the registered capital of RMB 2.558 billion and total assets of RMB 62.1 billion, CEA has 35,000 employees and 200 large- to medium-sized modern jets ranging from A340-600. More about CEA is available at flychinaeastern.com

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


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Delta TechOps Named Aviation Week 'MRO of the Year - Outstanding Maintenance Group'

ATLANTA, April 20, 2010—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today was named the Aviation Week MRO of the Year – Outstanding Maintenance Group.

The MRO of the Year Awards recognize the best Maintenance Repair and Overhaul providers worldwide for pioneering achievements. Award recipients are selected by the editors of Overhaul & Maintenance magazine in four separate categories, including Outstanding Maintenance Group.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by one of the industry’s leading publications for our leadership in service, innovation and technology in the global MRO industry,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “Our achievements rest solely on the shoulders of our experienced team of more than 8,500 maintenance professionals around the world.”

The award recognized Delta TechOps for its recent merger integration with Northwest Airlines, which successfully leveraged the expertise of both maintenance divisions to maintain best practices and maintenance skills, including adding Northwest’s industry-leading Airbus proficiency to Delta.

Aviation Week specifically noted Delta TechOps’ successful bid to support Hawaiian Airlines’ Airbus A330s through a multiyear “Complete Fleet” agreement that includes line maintenance, component maintenance services, inventory, planning, maintenance and engineering support and contractor management. Delta TechOps secured this agreement as a direct result of its successful integration with Northwest.

Other new or expanded third-party customers secured by Delta TechOps in the last year include Star Air, World Airways and North American Airlines, First Jet, CanJet, EVA Airways, LAN Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Omni Air, SkyMark Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. In total, the TechOps MRO now serves more than 150 airline customers worldwide.

About Aviation Week
Serving over 1.2 million professionals in 185 countries, AVIATION WEEK is the largest information and services provider to the global commercial, defense, maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO), space and business aviation communities and plays a critical role in connecting industry professionals worldwide. Anchored by its flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology, AVIATION WEEK continues to grow and evolve its portfolio to meet the needs of the industry. AVIATION WEEK is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. For more information, visit http://www.aviationweek.com

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


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Delta TechOps Earns OneAero’s ‘Top Shop’ Award

ATLANTA, April 19, 2010-–Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has been voted “Best Total Solutions Provider” in the annual OneAero Top Shop Awards.  The awards, which were presented to only 16 of 1,300 eligible aerospace repair centers around the world, recognize superior customer support, excellent turn-around-times and competitive repair pricing.

“This award honors companies who lead by example and show a total commitment to improving efficiencies in aircraft maintenance,” said Justin Spaulding, president of OneAero.
Nominations were solicited from and voted on by more than 13,500 industry professionals.

“For years, our team has been dedicated to providing comprehensive Complete Fleet maintenance solutions to airline customers around the globe,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “It’s such an honor to be recognized by our peers for our commitment to industry-leading products and services.”

About OneAero
OneAero helps companies source, track, manage, and process MRO, inventory, and AOGs. With a comprehensive repair capabilities database, a robust status tracking solution, a well-established inventory and AOG sourcing tool, OneAero is the service of choice for airlines, repair centers, and suppliers. To learn more about OneAero, visit http://www.oneaero.com.

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


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Delta TechOps to Expand Maintenance Services for Sun Country Airlines

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2010—The maintenance division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Delta TechOps, recently expanded its relationship with Sun Country Airlines of St. Paul, Minn., with agreements to provide auxiliary power unit (APU) and component maintenance services.

“As the maintenance and repair organization supporting the world’s premier global airline, Delta TechOps has a highly skilled workforce and tremendous resources at our disposal,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. “The men and women of Delta TechOps deliver a high degree of efficiency, flexibility and service to valued customers like Sun Country.”

As part of one agreement, Delta TechOps will provide exclusive maintenance on the GTCP 131-9B engine APUs for Sun Country’s fleet of nine 737 NG aircraft for five years. A second agreement extends an existing contract through 2018 for Delta TechOps to supply inventory support and service—including integrated component repair and exchanges—for Sun Country’s entire 737 NG fleet. Delta TechOps has been providing maintenance services to Sun Country’s aircraft since 2001.
“During our nine-year partnership with Delta TechOps, they’ve provided the customized solutions we need, along with unparalleled service and the best technicians in the industry,” said Tony Kubit, director of Engineering for Sun Country Airlines. “Their proven expertise in 737 NG maintenance and familiarity with our growing fleet made them the obvious choice to provide our APU maintenance and component services going forward.”

About Sun Country Airlines
MN Airlines, LLC, d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sun Country, which has earned a reputation for offering world class service at an affordable price, was recently named in the “Top 10 Domestic Airlines” by Travel+Leisure for the fourth year in a row and Condé Nast Traveler for the third year in a row. The airline flies to popular destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a complete list of destinations and more information, please visit www.SunCountry.com.

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


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Delta TechOps Expands Asian Maintenance Presence by Signing Five-Year Deal with Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines

ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2009—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines.

Delta TechOps will partner with Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT), which provides comprehensive maintenance to Skymark, to provide engine maintenance for Skymark’s CFM56-7B engines, which power their Boeing 737NG fleet.

“We are honored to be selected to provide these services for Skymark Airlines,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. “We share a long and successful relationship with EGAT and working together we are now able to offer our services to Skymark as well. This partnership combined with Delta’s expanded maintenance capabilities and increased global footprint will help Delta TechOps bolster its maintenance repair and overhaul presence in Asia.”

“It is great opportunity for Skymark Airlines to launch this maintenance partnership with Delta TechOps and EGAT,” said Kimiyoshi Sakaki, Vice President of Engineering & Maintenance Division of Skymark Airlines. “We trust excellent quality of both companies and this also helps Skymark Airlines enhance our competitiveness and establish a presence in Asia. We believe Delta TechOps and EGAT will respond to our expectation satisfactorily.”

About Skymark Airlines
Skymark Airlines Inc., which started service in September 1998, is a low-cost Japanese air carrier that serves approximately three million passengers annually. To achieve operational efficiency and provide competitive fares, the airline’s route structure focuses on service from Tokyo to Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, Asahikawa and Okinawa. More about Skymark is available at www.skymark.jp/en/.

About Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation
Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) Corporation is a comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Asia. EGAT provides wide-ranging engineering and fleet management solutions on multiple airframes and engines, including Boeing Dreamlifter aircraft modification, and is a Center Of Excellence in engine overhauls. Supported by a 2,000-strong engineering, technical and management team, its global business footprint comprises more than two dozen airline customers. EGAT has been selected as Aviation Week’s 2009 Best Independent MRO in Asia-Pacific. More about EGAT is available at www.egat.com.tw.

About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating more than $500 million in revenue in 2008. In addition to providing 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, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 8,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most experienced providers with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at deltatechops.com.

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Delta TechOps Expands Maintenance Relationship with Omni Air

ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2009—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has expanded its maintenance agreement with Tulsa-based Omni Air International (OAI) to include component and inventory support for the charter airline’s new Boeing 767 fleet.

As part of the five-year agreement, Delta TechOps will provide component and inventory support on OAI’s B767s, including avionics and hydraulics. Delta TechOps and OAI’s partnership began in 2003 with TechOps providing component support on OAI’s 757 fleet.

“The integrity and professionalism of the men and women of Delta TechOps is what drives the growth of our MRO business and keeps our customers coming back,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. “Our customers value the team’s in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of airline operations.”

“Adding our newly acquired 767 fleet to Delta TechOps’ maintenance portfolio just makes sense,” said David Gantner, Omni Air senior director of Maintenance, Material and Engineering. ”Our longstanding partnership with them along with their performance and outstanding customer service makes it a great fit.”

About Omni Air International
Omni Air International (OAI), a Tulsa-based charter air service, serves both domestic and international markets with its team of more than 1,000 aviation professionals. Omni’s fleet is comprised of both narrowbody and widebody aircraft including DC-10, Boeing 757 and 767aircraft.OAI has earned accolades in safety, reliability and on time performance. More information about Omni is available at www.omniairintl.com.

About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating more than $500 million in revenue in 2008. In addition to providing 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, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 8,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most experienced providers with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at deltatechops.com.

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Delta TechOps to Perform Engine Maintenance on Ethiopian Airlines Fleet

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2009–-Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has inked an open-ended agreement to extend current maintenance support for Ethiopian Airlines to include total engine repair and overhaul of Ethiopian’s Pratt & Whitney 2040 engines. Delta TechOps began performing select maintenance support on Ethiopian’s fleet in 2005.

“The technical expertise and operational experience of the Delta TechOps team continues to be recognized around the world,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “Our growing customer base is a reflection of the determination, talent and flexibility of the men and women in Delta’s technical operations.”

“In recent years, we’ve relied on Delta TechOps to assist us with some engine maintenance and other maintenance services, and today we are taking our partnership to the next level,” said Mesfin Tasew, vice president of Maintenance & Engineering – Ethiopian Airlines. “We are now looking to Delta for comprehensive engine maintenance support on our PW 2040 engines. We’ve seen firsthand that their knowledge and experience with this engine type is exceptional.”

About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the flag carrier of Ethiopia. During the past sixty plus years, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success, turning profits for almost all the years of its existence.

Operating at the forefront of technology, it has also become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa. It commands a lion’s share of the pan African network including the only daily east-west flight across the continent.  Ethiopian serves 53 international destinations with 157 weekly international departures from Addis Ababa and a total of 410 weekly international departures worldwide. More about Ethiopian is available at www.ethiopianairlines.com.

About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating more than $500 million in revenue in 2008. In addition to providing 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, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 8,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most experienced providers with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at deltatechops.com.

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Delta TechOps to be Provider for LAN Airlines Boeing 767 Winglet Installations

ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2009—Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has penned a one-year contract with Latin American leading airline, LAN Airlines to install winglets and provide airframe maintenance services on some of LAN’s Boeing 767 fleet.

Winglets, which are wing-tip extensions designed to reduce aircraft drag and alter airflow, will help LAN with fuel efficiency. Underscoring LAN’s commitment to the environment, the winglets will reduce fuel usage by approximately 450,000 gallons per year and decrease CO2 emissions for each aircraft by five percent.

“We are the world’s largest operator of Boeing 767s, so it stands to reason that our technicians have a great deal of knowledge and expertise with this fleet,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. “This partnership helps further establish Delta TechOps as an industry leader for Boeing 767 winglet installations.”

“We are incorporating the most modern technology available in the industry to create the most efficient operational systems that significantly contribute to the preservation of the environment,” said Enrique Elsaca, LAN Airlines senior vice president of Operations. “For LAN, the winglet program is a key initiative, and we are confident that Delta will provide an outstanding result and achieve the committed timeframes.”

About LAN
LAN Airlines is one of the leading passenger and cargo airlines in Latin America. The company and its affiliates serve over 65 destinations around the world through an extensive network that offers full connectivity within Latin America, while also linking the region with North America, Europe and the South Pacific, as well as 63 additional international destinations through its various alliances. LAN Airlines and its affiliates have a leading position in their respective domestic markets of Chile and Peru, an important presence in the Argentinean domestic market and recently begun domestic operations in Ecuador.

Currently, LAN Airlines and its affiliates operate one of the most modern fleets in the world, with 84 passenger aircraft, and its cargo subsidiary, LAN CARGO and its respective cargo affiliates, have a fleet of 11 freighters. The company recently completed its short haul fleet renovation process by acquiring new aircraft from the Airbus A320 family, enabling LAN to improve its efficiency and to reduce significantly its CO2 emissions. The fleet renovation is part of the company’s commitment to the protection of the environment.

LAN is one of the few Investment Grade airlines in the world (BBB). The company’s world class quality standards enabled its membership in oneworld™, the global alliance that encompasses the best airlines in the world. For more information please visit www.lan.com or www.oneworldalliance.com.

About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating more than $500 million in revenue in 2008. In addition to providing 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, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 8,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most experienced providers with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at deltatechops.com.

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Delta TechOps Signs Engine Maintenance Agreement with Alaska Airlines

ATLANTA, July 25, 2008 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division – Delta TechOps – has inked a seven-year contract with Alaska Airlines to provide exclusive engine overhaul and repair services for the CFM56-7 engines that power Alaska’s fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-900 aircraft. The deal, worth more than $200 million, leverages Delta’s unique partnership with Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation to provide Alaska with a comprehensive engine maintenance solution with industry leading quality and economics.

“We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with Delta TechOps, and look forward to the operational and financial benefits it will bring over the coming years”, said Glenn Johnson, executive vice president Airports, Maintenance and Engineering for Alaska Airlines.  “Delta TechOps will bring outstanding technical expertise, as well as a very engaged team to provide this important element of our engine maintenance strategy.”

The agreement marks the first maintenance contract between Delta TechOps and Alaska Airlines, and adds to the impressive growth of Delta TechOps’ engine maintenance business.  In 2008, Delta TechOps will overhaul more than 300 engines for its external maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) customers. Delta TechOps is a leader in operational experience with the CFM56 engine and is one of the largest CFM56 MRO providers.

“Alaska’s selection of Delta TechOps is a tremendous vote of confidence in our people and we are truly honored to partner with them to provide a quality engine maintenance program,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “We continue to grow our MRO business thanks to our professional, highly skilled and flexible employees, as well as our capacity and comprehensive product offerings.”

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning $377 million in revenue in 2007. In addition to providing maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of more than 450 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 125 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. To learn more about Delta TechOps, visit http://www.deltatechops.com/.

Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air together serve 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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Delta TechOps Wins “Top Shop”, Robert E. Fox Awards

ATLANTA, June 18, 2008 – Delta TechOps was recently honored by OneAero, a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) support organization, its Top Shop Awards as Best Total Solutions Provider. The awards program recognizes repair centers that provide superior customer support, excellent turn-around-times and competitive repair pricing.  Nominations were solicited from more than 8000 industry professionals.  There are more than 485 OneAero-listed aerospace repair centers around the world, only 15 of whom were selected for an award.

“On behalf of OneAero, we are pleased to present this award to those companies who lead by example in going the extra mile to improve efficiencies in the maintenance sector of our industry,” said Justin Spaulding, President of OneAero.

In addition, Delta TechOps recently was awarded the Robert E. Fox “Race to Excel” Award for Large Private Organization at the 2008 Continuous Process Improvement Symposium. The Fox Awards were established in 2006 to recognize management excellence, and to encourage organizations to apply cutting edge methodologies to become competitive in the global marketplace.

“We are deeply honored to receive both of these awards,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “They are a true reflection of the dedication the people of Delta TechOps have to customer service and process improvement, which, in turn benefits our customers.”

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $375 million in revenue in 2007. Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. To learn more about DeltaTechOps, visit www.DeltaTechOps.com.

OneAero helps companies source, track, manage, and process MRO, inventory, and AOGs. With a comprehensive repair capabilities database, a robust status tracking solution, a well-established inventory and AOG sourcing tool, OneAero is the service of choice for airlines, repair centers, and suppliers. To learn more about OneAero, visit www.oneaero.com.

The Fox Award is presented at the Continuous Process Improvement Symposium, which is the only nationwide educational and networking event that covers solutions from Lean, TOC, and Six-Sigma. The objective of the symposiums is to offer practical information on applying these three methods of continuous process improvement to encourage companies to achieve maximum competitive advantage. To learn more about the Continuous Process Improvement Symposiums, visit www.cpi-symposiums.com.

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Delta TechOps Awarded ISO 9001 Certification

ATLANTA, June 18, 2008 – Delta TechOps’ Component Maintenance division recently achieved ISO 9001 certification, joining a small, elite club of airline MRO service providers to achieve this designation. The certification includes items such as composite repairs, flight controls to instruments and engine components.

“Once again, TechOps proves it is an MRO industry leader in its processes and thinking,” Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps, said. “This tremendous achievement was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the employees of Component Maintenance and I am proud to work with such a fine group of people.”

Delta TechOps’ Component Maintenance Shops repair and service more than 5,600 different aircraft and engine components, turning more than 193,000 parts each year for Delta and other air carriers and maintenance facilities.

The ISO 9001 standard specifies processes and procedures an organization must follow to maintain consistently high levels of quality. The certification is recognized in 157 countries, and has a proven track record of leading companies to enhanced operations and improved performance and quality.
“Throughout the years, safety and compliance have become ingrained into our business culture,” said Allan McClure, Delta TechOps’ Component ISO Coordinator. “To maintain the ISO 9001 level of quality, we must continue to improve our internal business structure while measuring and improving our customer service. We want to be sure we are meeting or exceeding the expectations of our customers through cost, turn times and reliability.”

For more information about ISO 9001 and the registrar QMI – SAI Global, please visit http://www.qmi.com/registration/iso9001.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $375 million in revenue in 2007. Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. To learn more about DeltaTechOps, visit www.DeltaTechOps.com.

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Delta TechOps Inks Contract with Asiana Airlines

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 16, 2008 – Delta TechOps has entered into a five-year agreement for CFM56-3 engine repair and overhaul work with Asiana Airlines.  Asiana Airlines operates a fleet of 65 aircraft and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.

“Although this is a new contract with Asiana, our partnership has a history,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps.  “We have been performing engine work for Asiana for several years and this latest contract is clearly a statement that they have been pleased with the quality and customer service they have received from Delta TechOps.  It is a thrill to see a relationship grow the way ours has.”

The new agreement with Asiana will complement Delta TechOps’ growing list of engine capabilities which also include CFM56-7, PW2000, PW4000, DF6-80A/A2, CF6-80C2 and JT8D-219.

“Together, Asiana and Delta have built a strong and successful partnership.  We are very pleased to have TechOps maintain our engines,” said Mr. Sang Hyun Lee, senior manager - Aircraft Purchasing for Asiana Airlines.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $375 million in revenue in 2007. Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise.

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Delta TechOps Signs Significant Extensions of Three Engine Contracts

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 16, 2008 – Delta TechOps has signed significant contract extensions with three customers from three different continents to continue performing high-skill engine, component and airframe work.  Combined, the three contract extensions will result in more than $800 million in additional revenue over the course of the contracts.

Air Berlin has requested a 10-year extension to the original five-year agreement for off-wing maintenance on CFM56-7 engines which power Boeing 737NG type aircraft.  ABX Air will receive an extension on its current engine repair and maintenance agreement.  GOL Airlines has entered into a 10-year extension for its fleet of CFM56-3 and CFM56-7 engines which power the 737 Classic and 737NG type aircraft, respectively.
 
“We are very pleased these three airlines have decided to extend their current agreements with Delta TechOps,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps.  “We look forward to delivering the same value and positive customer service experience that our customers have come to expect.  The Delta TechOps MRO business is strong and we will continue to build on a platform of growth by delivering a quality product that is on time and on budget.”

Air Berlin entered into the renewed contract with Delta TechOps only three and a half years into their current five-year contract.

“Air Berlin has been very pleased with the overall performance of Delta TechOps and it is for this reason that we decided to extend our contract and solidify our business relationship,” said Siegfried Olivo, technical director at Air Berlin.

ABX Air’s decision to extend the current agreement is a strong signal that Delta TechOps’ Boeing 767 expertise is among the most extensive in the entire MRO industry.

“Delta TechOps played a crucial role in ABX Air’s introduction of converted Boeing 767 cargo aircraft more than ten years ago. Since that time, its continuing support of our extensive fleet of Boeing 767s has been a tremendous benefit to us in providing the high quality service our customers demand,” said Dennis Manibusan, senior vice president of Maintenance and Engineering for ABX Air. “We are pleased to extend our long-term relationship with Delta TechOps – a valued and trusted business partner.”

GOL is one of the largest air carriers in Brazil with a fleet of Boeing 737-700 and -800 type aircraft that is expected to grow to nearly 100 aircraft over the next few years.

“This contract extension came very naturally to us as GOL has been supported by Delta since its first operating days.  During all these years we have received a high quality response from Delta not only in terms of engine restoration but in other MRO services as well.  We are quite sure that our partnership with Delta will continue to produce value to our assets and to our commercial operations,” said Eustaquio Mendes, director of maintenance for GOL.

“The extension of a contract is among the most important compliments you can receive from a customer and we appreciate their faith in our people and in our business,” Charaf said.  “The people of Delta TechOps are directly responsible for producing quality and value for our customers which, in turn, has created the largest airline MRO in North America.”

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $375 million in revenue in 2007. Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise.

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Delta TechOps Inks Five-Year Deal with New Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Customer Vision Airlines

ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Vision Airlines, Inc. have reached a five-year deal, valued at approximately $9 million over the course of the agreement, to support Vision’s aircraft maintenance program.  Delta’s Technical Operations division – Delta TechOps, the largest airline MRO in North America, – will provide component, auxiliary power unit (APU) and landing gear maintenance, along with inventory support services for Vision’s Boeing 767-200 aircraft as part of the deal.

“This is another example of Delta’s TechOps professionals putting their highly valued skills and vast experience to good use,” said Tony Charaf, senior vice president for Delta TechOps. “As the world’s largest operator of 767s, Delta TechOps is perfectly positioned to perform this maintenance for Vision and our reputation for customer service and quality work continues to garner attention in the industry.”

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vision Airlines operates a 27-aircraft fleet which offers commercial passenger service, tour operations and charter services for a variety of customers including many Fortune 500 companies and the US Government.

“It was very important that we select a maintenance provider with a proven record for safety and reliability, excellent customer service and in-depth experience in both operating and maintaining Boeing 767 aircraft,” added Vision’s President and Owner William S. Acor. “This partnership will provide our customers the best operational reliability as we continue to expand our service.”

The agreement with Vision complements Delta TechOps’ growing list of MRO customers, including World Airways, Air Berlin and AeroMexico. Already this year, TechOps has announced new or expand agreements with Mesa Air Group, Chromalloy and Pratt and Whitney. Delta TechOps currently maintains engines and components for a fleet of 120 767-300, -300ER and -400 aircraft for Delta, as well as 767 aircraft for dozens of other MRO customers.

“This partnership demonstrates the value Delta TechOps adds as we continue to expand our MRO business,” Charaf said. “We are committed to providing premium product to our customers and additional revenue for Delta.”

Vision Airlines is one of the largest fixed wing tour operations in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the only operator of the Dornier 228, Dornier 328 turboprop and Dornier 328 jet in the world. The company also operates Boeing 737’s and Boeing 767’s. Vision employs more than 375 employees including more than 70 pilots. Vision Airlines has offices in Las Vegas, Louisville, Atlanta and Washington DC. The company has operated since 1994.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $310 million in revenue in 2006. In addition to providing maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of 440 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise.

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Delta TechOps Chief Receives Prestigious ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Award

ATLANTA, April 19, 2007 – Tony Charaf, senior vice president of Delta TechOps, this week received the prestigious Nuts and Bolts Award from the Air Transport Association’s (ATA) Engineering, Maintenance and Materials Committee, honoring his contributions to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry during a lifetime of service. Charaf, the 41st airline recipient of the ATA award, accepted the honor on behalf of all TechOps employees during a dinner held at the industry’s annual MRO conference in Atlanta.

In his acceptance speech, Charaf said, “I am personally so moved by this award but not because it is for me. This award is for all of Delta TechOps because of the dedication and sacrifice of our 6,500 maintenance professionals who have just gone through the most difficult time in the history of our company. To them, and to their families, all of whom were deeply affected by the events of the past couple of years, I say thank you.  It was a challenge, certainly, but the fiber of the people of Delta TechOps never faltered, and now we can all celebrate together as we help reinvent this great company. I accept this award on behalf of all the Delta TechOps employees who are without peer in this industry.”

Added Joe Kolshak, Delta’s executive vice president – Operations: “Under Tony Charaf’s visionary leadership and during one of the most difficult periods in industry history, Delta TechOps has consistently been recognized for its commitment to going well beyond ‘business as usual.’  Even with the challenges of bankruptcy at Delta, Tony set ambitious goals for improving safety, increasing revenue and expanding our business through insourcing, and even more importantly, he then set up a roadmap to make it all happen.”

Charaf joined Delta in 1996 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Management, both from Northrup University.
Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $312 million in revenue in 2006. In addition to providing maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of 440 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, and hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise.

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