ATLANTA, May 25, 2010 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, was recognized by Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Magazine as the “Best Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Provider in the Americas.” This is the third industry award the team has received in recent weeks.

Nominations and final voting for the recipients of ATE&M Awards—which were announced early May during a ceremony at the 2010 Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Expo in London—are conducted among Delta’s customers and peers, who selected the airline’s MRO as the best provider based on its reputation and brand.

“The men and women of Delta’s Technical Operations have our sincere respect and gratitude,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “Despite a tough economic environment, they continue to work hard and position Delta TechOps as one of the best MROs in the industry. Their reputation for flexibility and professionalism is known throughout the world and this award clearly reflects that.”

Delta TechOps recently announced it was named the Aviation Week MRO of the Year—Outstanding Maintenance Group, and was voted “Best Total Solutions Provider” in the annual OneAero Top Shop Awards. The MRO of the Year Awards recognize the best Maintenance Repair and Overhaul providers worldwide for pioneering achievements. Award recipients are selected by the editors of Overhaul & Maintenance magazine in four separate categories, including Outstanding Maintenance Group. The Top Shop Awards, which were presented to only 16 of 1,300 eligible aerospace repair centers around the world, recognize superior customer support, excellent turn-around-times and competitive repair pricing.

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

About AT&M
Founded in 1992, Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Magazine has covered the latest technological advances and maintenance trends in commercial aviation for more than sixteen years. UBM Aviation Publications produces ATE&M eight times a year, including special show editions for the Farnborough and Pairs Air Shows, plus the Airline Purchasing Expo. In June 2009, two ATE&M writers were honored with awards at the prestigious “Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards.” 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

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