Delta TechOps completes first Pratt & Whitney next-generation jet engine heavy maintenance visit

  • Delta TechOps (DTO) aviation maintenance technicians in late August finished their first maintenance visit of a PW1100G-JM engine, the first of many to be serviced at DTO as part of 2019 deal with Pratt & Whitney to join its GTF MRO Engine Network
  • Milestone signifies strength of Delta TechOps’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services portfolio during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Delta TechOps MRO 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.”


Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America. Its customers laud its reputation for high quality service. In addition to supplying maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s large fleet of aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 150 other aviation and airline customers around the world, in addition to strategic partnerships for next-generation engines with Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce. The organization specializes in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs thousands of aviation maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most-experienced providers with more than 90 years of aviation experience.

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