Tue, Jan 13, 2009
PW4000 Maintenance Deals Worth A Cool Billion
Pratt & Whitney announced Monday that Delta Air Lines
recently signed two 10-year aircraft engine service agreements
valued at more than $1 billion. Under terms of the deals, Pratt
& Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services unit will
provide Delta and Delta TechOps with maintenance, material and
"We are pleased to enter into these PW4000 service agreements,"
said Tony Charaf, president, Delta TechOps. "Pratt & Whitney
has proven to be a quality supplier and these agreements strengthen
an already strong relationship."
The first agreement, an Inventory Logistics Program, covers
material replacement and parts repair for Delta's fleet of more
than 80 PW4000 engines. The second award is a parts repair
agreement that covers material replacement and part repairs for
Delta TechOps' Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) customers.
Both deals include commitment to develop new repairs and to
implement those repairs in both Delta's and Delta's customers'
"These agreements provide long-term value to Delta and helps to
solidify the continued partnership between both companies," said
Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines
& Global Services. "Bringing our OEMRO approach, we can provide
knowledge as the PW4000 manufacturer, as well as maintenance,
repair and overhaul flexibility through our Global Service Partners
In related news, Delta has also signed a $50 million contract
with Pratt & Whitney to provide parts for the JT8D-219 used on
Delta's fleet of MD-88 narrowbody jets.
Under that agreement, Pratt & Whitney will be the exclusive
supplier of most JT8D-219 material including compressor and turbine
blades and vanes for Delta. Pratt & Whitney also will stock the
parts in an on-site consignment warehouse within the Delta TechOps
facility in Atlanta.
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