Delta TechOps Provides Additional Maintenance Support to Royal Air Maroc
Partnership with carrier complements Delta’s new service to African continent
CASABLANCA, March 14, 2006 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has signed new agreements for its maintenance division, Delta TechOps, to provide additional maintenance support for Royal Air Maroc, the airline announced today at the 15th Annual African Aviation Conference and Exhibit. The agreement builds upon Royal Air Maroc’s existing agreements with Delta to perform maintenance work on the carrier’s Boeing 767-300ERs, Boeing 757 PW2000 engines and auxiliary power units (APU) on its Boeing 767-300s, 757s and 737-800s. Delta TechOps also provides engineering, maintenance planning and inventory exchange services to the airline.
The new contract includes the above-mentioned services for an additional Boeing 767-300ER, as well as expanded maintenance support for Boeing 757 PW2000 engines, and GTCP331-200 and GTCP 131-9B APUs on aircraft operated by Royal Air Maroc subsidiaries.
“Royal Air Maroc is a valuable customer, and we have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with them during the last four years,” said Tony Charaf, senior vice president – Technical Operations. “The expansion of this partnership is a clear indicator that our customers are pleased with the value and customer service we provide, and that Delta TechOps is committed to continued growth of our MRO business.”
Delta TechOps’ partnership with Royal Air Maroc comes on the heels of Delta’s recent decision to add new service to Africa. Delta will become the only U.S. carrier to offer commercial service between the U.S. and the African continent, connecting world’s largest hub at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the South African city of Johannesburg, with an intermediate stop in Dakar, Senegal, effective Dec. 4, 2006.
Delta’s TechOps division, staffed by more than 7,000 maintenance professionals from around the world, provides maintenance and engineering support services for Delta’s fleet of aircraft in addition to customer aircraft, engines and components. Services range from project engineering to comprehensive nose-to-tail agreements that provide complete aircraft and engine maintenance support. In the 767 category, TechOps currently maintains engines and components for a fleet of more than 100 767-300, -300ER and -400 aircraft for Delta, as well as 767 aircraft for dozens of insourcing customers.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is one of the world’s fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added or announced in the last year. Delta offers daily flights to 503 destinations in 94 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more destinations and departures between the U.S., Europe, India and Israel than any global airline, including service on 11 new transatlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
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