Delta TechOps Inks Contract with Asiana Airlines

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta TechOps has entered into a five-year agreement for CFM56-3 engine repair and overhaul work with Asiana Airlines. Asiana Airlines operates a fleet of 65 aircraft and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.

"Although this is a new contract with Asiana, our partnership has a history," said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. "We have been performing engine work for Asiana for several years and this latest contract is clearly a statement that they have been pleased with the quality and customer service they have received from Delta TechOps. It is a thrill to see a relationship grow the way ours has."

The new agreement with Asiana will complement Delta TechOps' growing list of engine capabilities which also include CFM56-7, PW2000, PW4000, DF6-80A/A2, CF6-80C2, and JT8D-219.

"Together, Asiana and Delta have built a strong and successful partnership. We are very pleased to have TechOps maintain our engines," said Mr. Sang Hyun Lee, senior manager - Aircraft Purchasing for Asiana Airlines.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline MRO in North America, earning more than $375 million in revenue in 2007. Delta TechOps serves more than 100 aviation and airline customers from around the world, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 6,500 maintenance professionals and is one of the most experienced MRO providers in the world with more than seven decades of aviation expertise.

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