Delta opens big MRO hub

THE WORLD’s largest airline, Delta, has opened a new 127,000ft2 (11,798m2) engine repair shop at its Atlanta headquarters.

The facility has been built to enable Delta’s TechOps maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business to work on the nextgeneration engines that power the A350s arriving into service with the airline as well as its A330s, including its forthcoming A330-900neos.

The shop will also work on engines from other operators; Delta TechOps serves more than 150 aviation and airline customers worldwide specialising in engines, components, avionics, airframe and line maintenance. The first induction into the shop will be a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine from a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Delta converted several large hangar bays to create an engine assembly and disassembly area, a kitting parts area, engines workin- progress area, a materials and supplies area, life limited parts centre of excellence, and a repair and support area. Mark Broadbent