Delta Air Lines MRO provider expanding engine shop to support next-generation engines

Delta TechOps, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), and Rolls-Royce said they are teaming up, bringing advanced jet engines from Rolls-Royce to a 100,000-square foot expanded engine shop at Delta´s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta.

Rolls-Royce has named Delta TechOps an approved maintenance center for Trent civil aircraft engines to better serve jet engine customers throughout the life cycle of Rolls-Royce engines for the upcoming generation of aircraft. Delta TechOps will add the Trent XWB and Trent 7000 commercial jet engine types to its MRO portfolio.

Design work of the expanded engine maintenance facility at Delta´s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta will commence in 2016 with construction expected to begin in 2018. The expansion will include space for all aspects of engine overhaul work including a new test cell, a massive concrete installation where stationary jet engines are run at full thrust. Expanded refurbishment areas for blades and vanes, rotors and dozens of other engine components are also planned.