Delta Air Lines Selects Pratt & Whitney for Long-term Maintenance and Materials Agreements Worth $1 Billion
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.–Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, announced today that Delta Air Lines has signed two 10-year aircraft engine service agreements valued at more than $1 billion. Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services unit will provide Delta and Delta TechOps, with maintenance, material and aftermarket support.
“We are pleased to enter into these PW4000 service agreements,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “Pratt & Whitney has proven to be a quality supplier and these agreements strengthen an already strong relationship.”
The first agreement, an Inventory Logistics Program, covers material replacement and parts repair for Delta’s fleet of more than 80 PW4000 engines. The second award is a parts repair agreement that covers material replacement and part repairs for Delta TechOps’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) customers. Both deals include commitment to develop new repairs and to implement those repairs in both Delta’s and Delta’s customers’ fleets.
“These agreements provide long-term value to Delta and helps to solidify the continued partnership between both companies,” said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services. “Bringing our OEMRO® approach, we can provide knowledge as the PW4000 manufacturer, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul flexibility through our Global Service Partners network.”
Pratt & Whitney has over 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney is a leading participant in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is FAR 33 certified for the new Airbus A380.
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