ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2009 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has signed a component services contract with Canada-based First Air.

The three-year agreement, worth more than $1.3 million, includes Delta TechOps support of First Air’s newly acquired Boeing 767-200SF freighter and helps Delta further expand its component services presence. It also will give First Air access to Delta’s inventory of components, ensuring that spare parts are available during the repair process.

“Our advanced exchange component program will provide First Air with some outstanding benefits, including access to the inventory of the world’s largest airline,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps. “I have full confidence in the Delta TechOps team that they will provide a safe, compliant and on-time product to our newest customer.”

“Delta TechOps is the ideal partner for First Air and our 767 program,” said Rashwan Domloge, First Air’s vice president – Maintenance and Engineering Department. “Their Technical Operations team has the most extensive maintenance experience, inventory levels and internal component repair capabilities in our industry.”

About First Air
Founded in 1946 as Bradley Air Services, First Air is Canada’s foremost arctic and remote region air carrier, providing regularly scheduled freight and passenger service between more than two dozen northern Canada communities with connections to Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton. First Air’s fleet of aircraft ranging from B767, B737, B727, HS748, ATR42-300 and Hercules are available for charter worldwide.

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

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