Delta Air Lines’
maintenance division – Delta TechOps – has signed a seven-year contract with Alaska Airlines to provide
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.
"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
Delta TechOps is
one of the largest airline MROs 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.
Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air together serve 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and
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