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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


SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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