Delta TechOps Signs $55 Million Deal with Star Air

Deal outlines exclusive power-by-the-hour contract with Delta TechOps

ATLANTA , March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division - Delta TechOps - has inked an exclusive eight-year power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract extension with Copenhagen -based Star Air. The contract calls for Delta TechOps to provide engine overhaul and repair services for the 22 CF6-80A2/C2 engines that power Star Air's fleet of 11 Boeing 767-200SF cargo aircraft. The deal, worth more than $55 million, provides the Star Air B767 fleet with Delta TechOps' signature Complete Fleet(TM) services, including comprehensive engine, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and component support.

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"We are pleased to further expand our partnership with Star Air," said Delta TechOps President Tony Charaf . "The professionalism and flexibility of the men and women of Delta TechOps enable us to consistently provide our customers with a cost competitive, safe and reliable fleet. Star Air has seen this first hand and as a result, we're able to further grow our relationship."

Jorgen Johansen , vice president -- Technical of Star Air added: "The previous four years have proven that we chose correctly. Delta TechOps has consistently delivered superior quality, turn-around times, technical expertise and assistance when we needed it."

Star Air, part of the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group, is a Danish cargo airline specializing in providing highly reliable cargo lift capacity. Star is located in Copenhagen Airport, with a primary operational hub in Cologne, Germany . Star Air was founded in and 1987 currently operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 767-200SFs.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America , generating more than $500 million in revenue in 2008. In addition to providing maintenance and engineering support for Delta's mainline fleet of more than 750 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 125 other aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 8,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the world's most experienced MRO providers with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at deltatechops.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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