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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.

 

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