Delta, Boeing partner with US Navy to provide maintenance on P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Delta has announced that, in partnership with Boeing, it is providing airframe and engine maintenance on the US Navy P-8A Poseidon fleet at its nearly 2.7 million square feet facility in Atlanta, the company said.

As the largest aviation maintenance group in North America, Delta TechOps provides maintenance and repair work for more than 850 Delta aircraft as well as maintenance service to more than 150 other third-party customers, including the US military.

The P-8A, a Boeing 737 derivative, is used primarily for anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and maritime patrol missions. For the P-8A fleet, maintenance technicians perform airframe and engine work including aircraft inducts, open cabin inspections, airframe structural inspections, landing gear inspections, avionics inspections and system ops checks as well as livery painting.

Supporting active military and veterans is core to Delta´s values. About 3,000 Delta employees are members of the US Armed Forces and approximately 10,000 veterans are employed at Delta — with 75 percent of those employed at TechOps.