ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2012 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has named industry veteran Peter Turner vice president, Business Development and MRO effective Nov. 26. Turner will report to John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president, Technical Operations and be based in Atlanta.

“Peter’s proven track record in business strategy and customer service makes him the ideal leader for the Delta TechOps MRO organization,” Laughter said. “We look forward to Peter joining the TechOps team leading continued profitable growth of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business.”

Turner joins Delta TechOps from Rolls-Royce North America where he was vice president, Customer Business. He was responsible for the Americans region and managed billions of dollars in sales growth.

Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America, whose customers continually laud its reputation for its high quality service and cost management. 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:

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