ATLANTA, Aug 12, 2009 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has finalized a four-year contract with Canadian charter airline, CanJet.
The agreement, which is worth more than $7 million, includes comprehensive component and inventory logistics support for CanJet’s Boeing 737-800 fleet, including avionics, pneumatics and hydraulics. It also will give CanJet access to Delta’s inventory of 737-800 components, ensuring that spare parts are available during the repair process.
"We believe that CanJet will greatly benefit from the expertise, experience and flexibility of the Delta TechOps team, which offers the most reliable component inventory and repair services in the industry,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps.
CanJet has been steadily growing its fleet. The airline added three new aircraft this year, and expects to operate a total of seven aircraft throughout the year by 2010. CanJet typically adds between five and eight seasonal aircraft to its fleet during the winter months.
“We’re very pleased to announce this agreement,” said James Penwell, director of Maintenance with CanJet. “Our growing operation requires the highest levels of dispatch reliability, but we still have to control our costs. Delta TechOps’ comprehensive maintenance network will allow us to make sure our aircraft are ready to go when we need them, at a cost that makes good business sense for us.”
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanJet is a full-service charter airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. CanJet is owned by IMP Group International, Inc., and is focused on global, sustainable growth, with 3,500 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors such as aerospace, aviation, airline, health care, industrial marine, information technology, hospitality and property development.
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 2008. 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 deltatechops.com.