Delta TechOps Completes First Pratt & Whitney Next-Gen Engine Heavy Maintenance Visit

Delta TechOps MRO says their portfolio continues to strengthen as its aviation maintenance technicians completed TechOps’ first comprehensive maintenance visit of a PW1100G. This next-generation engine will power Delta’s future A321neo aircraft and is part of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine family, covering five aircraft platforms.

“In 2019, we began our partnership with Pratt & Whitney as a world-class provider in their global GTF MRO Engine Network. The entire Delta family is proud of this first milestone as work was completed recently in our state-of-the-art expanded engine shop at our Technical Operations Center in Atlanta,” said Mike Moore, Delta’s senior vice president – Maintenance Operations & MRO Services. “There is much more to come – congratulations to our team for their spectacular results, expertise and collaboration with our Pratt & Whitney partners.”

This GTF1100G induction was a heavy maintenance visit where the engine was almost fully disassembled to perform targeted hardware upgrades. The full disassembly allowed for Delta TechOps teams to train, achieve certification to perform PW1100G procedures, and start development of in-house repair capability as a P&W disassembly, assembly and testing (DAT) center.

“Our people and our purpose are all the more resolute in this challenging environment,” said Don Mitacek, Delta’s senior vice president – Technical Operations. “We look forward to continuing to serve our MRO customers and strategic partners in the months and years ahead with our signature excellence and unwavering commitment to safety as we have throughout this pandemic.”

“Pratt & Whitney and Delta have a strong relationship that spans over 90 years,” said Joe Sylvestro, vice president of Aftermarket Operations at Pratt & Whitney. “We’re proud that Delta powers their A220 fleet and future A320neo family aircraft with our game-changing GTF engines and we are excited to continue to collaborate with them to provide world class MRO service to our GTF customers.”