LONDON, Sept. 28/ -- Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a three-year, multimillion dollar contract with Cimber Sterling Airlines to provide time and materials services for 11 CFM56-7B engines and Honeywell GTCP131-9B APUs for the airline’s fleet. The agreement was announced at the European MRO Conference held at London’s Excel, of which Delta TechOps is a sponsor.

After evaluating several highly respected European maintenance and repair organizations, Cimber Sterling chose Delta TechOps for its track record in customer service excellence, competitive pricing and ability to deliver a complete service offering, according to Steen Ingemann Jorgensen, B737 Engineering manager at Cimber Sterling.

“Delta TechOps offers the experience, technical expertise and flexibility we need,” Jorgensen said. “As a smaller operator, an MRO’s ability to pick up and support tasks outside our core businesses is critical. Delta TechOps’ broad range of services along with a huge network and complete support capabilities provide enormous value.”

“This new contract is a testament to our team’s ability to provide efficiency, flexibility and quality that’s unmatched in the industry,” said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. “Our talented people are the sole reason Delta TechOps continues to be recognized by airlines around the world.”

Cimber Sterling, which provides flights to destinations throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as in Scandinavia and Denmark, operates a fleet of 28 large and small aircraft. The contract covers time and materials services for more than one-third of the fleet’s engines.

About Cimber Sterling Airlines
Cimber Sterling is a Danish-based airline with more than 850 employees and offices at five Danish airports. The airline’s fleet of 28 aircraft provides more than 1,000 flights per week and carries approximately 2.4 million leisure and business passengers each year. For more information, visit

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 such as  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

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