Delta TechOps Expands Component Support for Ryan International

LONDON, September 29, 2010 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, is expanding its relationship with Ryan International Airlines to provide component support services as part of a Power By The Hour (PBTH) program for the company’s fleet of Boeing aircraft. The new three-year multimillion dollar agreement extends the original terms with Ryan International through 2014.

“Delta TechOps has proven that their team has the skills and responsiveness we need to keep our aircraft in top-performing condition,” said Ray Reyes, vice president of technical operations, Ryan International. “We know we can rely on them to provide comprehensive support and unparalleled expertise to our operations, both in North America and abroad.”

Since May 2008, Delta TechOps has provided all Component Support for Ryan International’s Boeing 767s in North America and has served as the overhaul provider for the airline’s CF6-80A2 and P&W4000 engines and 331-200 auxiliary power units (APUs). The new agreement expands this coverage to all Boeing 767s Component PBTH in North America and Europe, as well as one Boeing 757 Component PBTH in North America.

“With years of experience maintaining Delta’s global fleet, Delta TechOps offers flexibility, service and efficiency that’s unmatched by other MROs,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “The expansion of this original agreement reflects the trust Ryan International has in our technicians’ ability to support their fleet worldwide.”

About Ryan International Airlines

Ryan Aviation Corporation began in 1976 in Wichita, Kansas, as a fixed base operator (FBO) providing fueling and maintenance services at Mid-Continent Airport. In 1981, the company began operating cargo aircraft under the name Ryan International Airlines, upgrading its Part 135 certificate to a Part 121 air carrier certificate. In 1994, the assets of the FBO were sold and transport operations became the sole focus of Ryan International Airlines.

From 1981 to 2002, Ryan International Airlines transported mail and overnight air freight, and in 1984, begin charter and passenger vacation operations. In 2006, Ryan relocated its corporate headquarters to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Rockford, Illinois.

Over the past year, Ryan has operated over 30 aircraft of various types on its Operating Certificate. Ryan has emerged as the industry leader for safety, service and quality in the charter airline market. For more information, please visit www.flyryan.com.

About Delta TechOps

Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, generating more than $500 million in revenue in 2009. 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 8,500 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.

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