ATLANTA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, was recognized by Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Magazine, a leading aerospace publication, as the "Best Airframe MRO Provider in the Americas" and the "Best Engine MRO Provider" for 2011.

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Recipients of ATE&M Awards, announced May 4 during a ceremony at the 2011 Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo in London, were chosen by customers and industry peers who selected the airline's MRO as the best provider in both categories based on its reputation and brand, as well as the expertise, professionalism and skills of its technicians.

"The men and women of Delta's Technical Operations are the driving force behind the success of our growing MRO business," said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. "Their airline industry knowledge, maintenance skills and flexibility are clearly establishing Delta TechOps as an MRO provider of excellence. We are honored by this vote of confidence from our customers and peers."

About ATE&M:

Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) has been covering the latest manufacturing advances and maintenance trends in commercial aviation for more than eighteen years. ATE&M was launched in 1992 and has been BPA audited since 1994.

ATE&M is well known for presenting complex technical information in a clear and easy-to-read format. UBM Aviation Publications produces ATE&M seven times a year, including special show editions for the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows. For more, visit

About UBM Aviation:

UBM Aviation is a global data and information business for the air transport industry. The company serves the passenger aviation; air cargo logistics; maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO); and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events. With more than 300 specialist staff, UBM Aviation operates from a global network of offices across Europe, North America and Asia. UBM Aviation was created in December 2008 when its parent, United Business Media Limited (UBM) reorganized all of its airline-related businesses into one company. For more, visit

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:

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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