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Delta TechOps Utilizes New Technology to Extend Life of Aircraft Components


Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, announced today that it has become the exclusive commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider of a new state-of-the-art technology known as Low Plasticity Burnishing (LPB). LPB, developed by Cincinnati-based Lambda Technologies, can be used to extend the life of commercial aircraft components, such as landing gear, propeller hubs, and turbine engine blades.

“By partnering with Lambda Technologies, we are able to provide a very unique and valuable service to our customers that other MRO providers cannot,” said David Garrison, Delta TechOps managing director – Engine and Component Maintenance. “This technology helps us to reduce maintenance costs and maximize part life through enhanced resistance to fatigue and foreign object damage.”

Further leveraging this new technology, Delta TechOps, partnering with Lambda, is developing a process that could eliminate some air-worthiness directive (AD) inspections on MD88 main landing gear.


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