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Delta TechOps Opens New Repair Shop for Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines
Delta Air Lines’ TechOps MRO unit has opened a brand new repair shop dedicated to performing maintenance on Pratt & Whitney engines, including the PW1100G and PW1500G, which power Delta’s fleet of Airbus A321neo and A220 aircraft, respectively.
On Tuesday (February 7, 2023), Delta Air Lines announced that Delta Tech Ops has opened a brand new facility dedicated to performing MRO services on Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, including the PW1100G and PW1500G, which power Delta’s fleet of Airbus A321neo and A220 jets, respectively. The shop will service both Delta’s and other operators' GTF engines which are maintained through Delta TechOps MRO business. The new 155,000 square foot facility includes 60 engine bays, with an option to add more in the future. Some key areas of the shop include a ‘hospital’ or quick-turn area, engine disassembly and assembly, work in progress (WIP), cleaning, shipping and receiving and an administrative area. Delta hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the new facility. The event was attended by Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian, Pratt & Whitney’s President, Shane Eddy and other dignitaries.
Speaking at today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, Delta TechOps SVP and President of Delta TechOps Services Group, Don Mitacek, said,
“We are incredibly proud of our new engine shop and what it means for the future of Delta, our partnership with Pratt & Whitney, and our relationships with our other MRO customers. The investments we’ve made in new capabilities and facilities over the past five years solidify our position as a strong global MRO provider and will enable Delta people to continue to provide exceptional service and reliability to our customers.”
Delta Air Lines’ CEO, Ed Bastian, added,
“Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will not only power Delta’s fleet of the future but will also support many other commercial airline operators in the Americas and beyond. The opening of this new facility will help us continue to provide dependable jobs and dependable engines for years to come.”
Also commenting on the opening of Delta TechOps’ new GTF shop, Pratt & Whitney’s President, Shane Eddy, said,
“As both a customer and a member of our GTF MRO network, our relationship with Delta is one underpinned by transparency, teamwork and commitment. For more than 90 years, we have worked together to overcome challenges and find creative, mutually beneficial solutions. This beautiful larger facility marks the latest chapter in our shared commitment to providing customers with world-class MRO service and exemplifies the growing demand for GTF engines.”
In 2019, Delta TechOps and Pratt & Whitney announced that TechOps would become an MRO provider for the PW1100G and PW1500G engines, as part of Pratt & Whitney’s global GTF MRO network. Delta TechOps is the largest MRO provider in North America, providing maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s large fleet, as well as for over 150 other aviation and airline customers worldwide.
Source: Delta Air Lines