ATLANTA, April 13, 2011 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has finalized an exclusive five-year engine maintenance contract with Canadian charter operator, CanJet Airlines.
The fixed price, time and materials (T&M) contract covers maintenance for CanJet’s CFM56-7B engines, and expands Delta TechOps’ existing comprehensive component and inventory logistics support for CanJet’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
"This new agreement allows CanJet to bundle services and streamline their maintenance operations while taking advantage of our technicians’ unparalleled skill with this particular engine type,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps.
Delta TechOps was selected for this contract due to the level of service TechOps technicians have delivered since first partnering with CanJet in 2009, according to Jim Penwell, CanJet’s Vice President of Maintenance.
“Delta TechOps has proven that they have the expertise, network and responsiveness we need to garner top performance from our aircraft. Their team’s familiarity with CanJet’s growing fleet was a key element in selecting them for our engine maintenance," Penwell said. “We know we can rely on them to provide quality maintenance solutions at a cost that makes sense for us.”
About CanJet Airlines
CanJet Airlines, a division of IMP Group Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is Canada’s established full-service charter airline. With experienced flight crews, a skilled management team, a knowledgeable support staff and a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured to 189 seating capacity, CanJet Airlines guarantees value, comfort and convenience on every charter flight. For more information, visit www.canjet.com.
About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating approximately $500 million in revenue in 2010. In addition to providing maintenance and engineering support for Delta's fleet of more than 750 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 150 other aviation and airline customers around the world, specializing in high-skill work like engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 9,600 maintenance professionals and is one of the world's most experienced providers with more than seven decades of aviation expertise. More about Delta TechOps is available at: www.deltatechops.com.