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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.

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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 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

SOURCE Delta Air Lines



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