ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2009 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has penned a three-year maintenance contract with Taiwan-based EVA Airways and its subsidiary, UNI Air.
Delta TechOps will partner with Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT), which provides comprehensive maintenance to both EVA and UNI, to provide a component services solution for EVA’s Boeing 747 aircraft and UNI’s McDonnell Douglas 90 aircraft.
”This partnership combined with Delta’s expanded maintenance capabilities and increased global footprint will help Delta TechOps bolster its maintenance repair and overhaul presence in Asia,” said Tony Charaf, president of Delta TechOps.
“This agreement with Delta TechOps provides us with a one-stop-shop for component services on our MD90 and B747 aircraft,” said Kris Kuo, executive vice president of EVA. “We value their commitment to safety and believe their extensive maintenance repair and overhaul expertise will serve EVA very well, and will strongly complement the service solutions managed by our affiliate Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation.”
About EVA Airways Corp.
EVA Air, based near Taipei, Taiwan, operates both passenger and dedicated cargo services to more than 40 international destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Largely privately owned, EVA Air is the second largest Taiwanese airline and flies a fully international route network. More about EVA Air is available at www.evaair.com
About UNI Air
UNI Air, based in Taiwan, is a domestic and regional subsidiary of EVA Air. The airline has had the largest domestic Taiwan market share in recent years, and has expanded to include international flights from the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. More about UNI Air is available at www.uniair.com.tw.
About Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation
Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) Corporation is a comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Asia. EGAT provides wide-ranging engineering and fleet management solutions on multiple airframes and engines, including Boeing Dreamlifter aircraft modification, and is a Center Of Excellence in engine overhauls. Supported by a 2,000-strong engineering, technical and management team, its global business footprint comprises more than two dozen airline customers. More about EGAT is available at www.egat.com.tw
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.