Delta TechOps: Towards Aircraft And Engine Reliability At Low Operating Costs

Peter Turner, VP, Business Development and MRO
As the responsive Disabled Aircraft Recovery Team from Delta TechOps cruised through the air, the grounded aircraft at the other end of the world awaited the expertise, the thoroughfare approach to get it back in the air. “We provide comprehensive on-wing services to keep our customers’ fleets flying, not just regular MRO Services such as engine and component maintenance,” says Peter Turner, VP, Business Development and MRO, Delta TechOps. “We are uniquely placed to support our customers as Delta TechOps is not just an MRO, but a 10,000 strong workforce which keeps one of the largest airlines in the world, operating 3,000 flights a day, at the forefront of operational availability.” Delta TechOps supports many other aspects of airlines’ technical operations from technical training, engineering support and line maintenance services to inventory management and engine condition monitoring to keep its customers’ fleet flying.

Delta TechOps, a division of Delta Air Lines is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The workforce of highly skilled and experienced technicians and engineers provide complete aviation maintenance to Delta Air Lines and its fleet of more than 750 aircraft. Delta TechOps offers customers the same operational expertise that keeps Delta Air Lines airworthy at industry leading low operating costs. Delta TechOps’ comprehensive services cover a wide range of Aircraft Engine Types including CF34, CFM56, PW2000, PW4000 and CF6-80 engine types and Honeywell APUs as well as component maintenance services of more than 12,000 part numbers. The airframe maintenance capabilities cover both the common Boeing and Airbus wide and narrow body fleets.
The company addresses the complete gambit of MRO services for more than 150 aviation and airline customers from around the world. The highly skilled workforce specializes in aircraft engines, airplane components, avionics, airframes and line maintenance, together with supporting technical services. Lean and six sigma processes at aircraft line maintenance stations around the world maximizes efficiency. For the last year alone, Delta TechOps has overhauled more than 650 engines under 12 different types and component overhaul for more than 200,000 component repairs per year across a variety of fleet segments.

While headquartered in Atlanta, Delta TechOps’ global reach offers access to the tools and equipment needed to keep aircraft flying around the world. Its MRO bases accommodate many wide and narrow body aircraft simultaneously in its hangars to get aircraft repaired and flying. The entire maintenance operation is handled from the Global Maintenance Control Center, a state-of-the-art centralized point of contact for all technical resources globally around the clock. This center coordinates every aspect of all technical operations including the Disabled Aircraft Response Team managed by a team of highly trained technicians.

Delta TechOps’s Inventory Exchange program allows aircraft to fly out, without waiting for a part to be serviced and tested. The servicing of the defective part is taken up later saving on precious airtime. Delta TechOps offers comprehensive in-shop and on-wing services to evaluate failures, recommends preventive actions and uses its accumulated operational experience to assist with component reliability.

Company
Delta TechOps

Headquarters
Atlanta, GA

Management
Peter Turner, VP, Business Development and MRO

Description
As the responsive Disabled Aircraft Recovery Team from Delta TechOps cruised through the air, the grounded aircraft at the other end of the world awaited the expertise, the thoroughfare approach to get it back in the air.“We provide comprehensive on-wing services to keep our customers’ fleets flying, not just regular MRO Services such as engine and component maintenance,” says Peter Turner, VP, Business Development and MRO, Delta TechOps.