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Delta TechOPS to Provide MRO Services for Next Generation CFM LEAP Engines

Following today’s order for up to 130 Boeing 737 MAX Family Aircraft powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines, Delta has announced that Delta TechOps will provide maintenance services for next-gen LEAP engines.

Delta Senior Vice President of Fleet & TechOps Supply Chain Mahendra Nair (right) and Vice President, Aftermarket Strategic Solutions, for CFM International Tom Levin at the Farnborough International Air Show. – Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Monday (July 18, 2022), Delta Air Lines announced that they have partnered with CFM International to become a service provider for the next-generation CFM LEAP-1B engines, helping to position Delta TechOps as a leading global service provider for the efficient, state-of-the-art engines. This follows an earlier announcement that Delta has ordered 100 Boeing 737-10 MAX aircraft (with 30 options) powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines. Both of today’s announcements were unveiled at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow in the UK. Under the partnership, Delta will become one of a select few global MRO service providers for the LEAP-1B.

In today’s announcment, Delta’s SVP – Fleet & TechOps Supply Chain, Mahendra Nair, said,

“This agreement recognizes the expertise of Delta TechOps which is one of the very few global MRO providers at the forefront of next-generation, more sustainable engine technology. It is thanks to the incredible skill, innovation and expertise of the people of TechOps that we are leading the industry servicing engines that will be flying passengers across the world for years to come.”

Also commenting on the new MRO partnership, Tom Levin, VP – Aftermarket Solutions for CFM International’s parent company, GE Aviation, added,

“We are proud to work with Delta as both an airline customer and as a highly-qualified provider for the expanding LEAP MRO network. LEAP shop visit demand will grow rapidly in the next five to ten years due to the volume of engines in service. This agreement is another critical step to expanding our open MRO network support.”

In addition to servicing over 200 LEAP-1B engines in their own fleet, Delta TechOps will also offer flexible and competitive service offerings to other carriers operating LEAP 1-B powered MAX Family airplanes including the 737-7, 737-8, 737-9 and 737-10. Delta TechOps is the largest MRO provider in North America, and provides engineering support for Delta’s fleet, as well as the aircraft over 150 aviation and airline customers worldwide. With more than 90 years of aviation experience, Delta TechOps specializes in highly-skilled work including engines, components, hangar and line maintenance.

Source: Delta Air Lines


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