Photo courtesy of Delta TechOps

Delta Airlines has opened a 127,000ft2 repair shop to perform maintenance on advanced-technology engines featured on Delta’s Airbus A350s and forthcoming A330-900neo aircraft.

Delta converted large hangar bays at its TechOps facility in Atlanta, Georgia, to create a workshop with areas for engine assembly and disassembly, kitting parts, engines work-in-progress, shop materials and supplies (Kanban), a life-limited parts center of excellence, and a repair and support area. The facility distinguishes itself with a wall made of more than 2,000 pieces of glass standing seven stories tall underneath the historic Fly Delta Jets sign.

The investment benefits the airline’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business as Delta will work on engines from other companies. Delta TechOps serves more than 150 global aviation and airline customers through its MRO business, specializing in high-skill work such as engines, components, avionics, airframe and line maintenance.

Since 2015, Delta TechOps has been an authorized maintenance center for Rolls-Royce engines, providing engine services for Trent XWB, Trent 1000, and Trent 7000, in addition to the already added BR715.

In April 2018, Pratt & Whitney selected Delta TechOps to become a major MRO provider for the next-generation Pure Power PW1100G and PW1500G engines, the power plant for Delta’s A321neo and A220 fleets. http://www.deltatechops.com

UTC Aerospace Systems agrees to overhaul Wizz Air thrust reversers

UTC Aerospace Systems has a 5-year agreement with Central and Eastern Europe low-cost airline Wizz Air to provide thrust reverser overhaul services for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320ceo aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems will provide support at its service center in Prestwick, Scotland. https://utcaerospacesystems.com; https://wizzair.com

Boeing enhances Integrated Material Solution capability

To meet airline customers’ growing supply chain requirements for tailored, flexible parts and logistics solutions, Boeing is expanding its Integrated Material Solution (IMS) parts program.

IMS streamlines a customer’s supply chain by combining multiple services from Boeing’s parts solutions portfolio into one. It provides demand planning for consumables, expendables, and customer-furnished equipment with rotable parts management. IMS offers 24/7 parts support and more than 12 million parts in inventory at more than 75 parts depots worldwide.http://www.boeing.com/services

Honeywell expands engineering, testing services

Honeywell is opening its internal engineering and product testing services to global commercial and military aerospace equipment manufacturers. Regional customers will benefit from Honeywell’s expertise in mechanical, propulsion, and avionics engineering, as well as test services at 24 global locations.

Working with Honeywell Engineering Services and Honeywell Testing Services allows manufacturers and suppliers to improve their product development processes while controlling costs.

“With more than 22,000 engineers working on all aspects of Honeywell’s products, we’re now unleashing that expertise to help our customers build a competitive advantage,” says Carrie Kendrick, vice president, Aftermarket, Honeywell Aerospace.

Honeywell’s experience working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) help the company streamline certification processes – from engineering to testing – integrating workflows and delivery methodologies that enable project management for predicted outcomes and better cost management.

Test services include full environmental testing, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility tests, and specialized testing for bearings materials, systems integration, fuel systems, and radiation effects, plus engineering services in writing reports, troubleshooting, and validating tests. https://aerospace.honeywell.com

AAR to support Ontic military MRO business

BBA Aviation subsidiary Ontic has appointed AAR as its authorized inventory management partner and exclusive distributor in support of Ontic UK’s military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business. This business includes a portfolio of legacy electromechanical, barometric, gyroscope, and electronic products. Key platforms include the BAE Hawk aircraft; Leonardo Sea King and AW101 helicopters; Lockheed C-130 transports; Boeing F-15 and V22; and the Tornado.

Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through its Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services segments, employing more than 6,000 people in more than 20 countries. http://www.aarcorp.com; https://www.bbaaviation.com; http://www.ontic.com