EVENDALE, Ohio April 18, 2007 Delta TechOps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an exclusive five-year materials agreement with CFM International to provide CFM56-3 replacement engine parts. The agreement covers material for up to 60 engine overhauls per year over the five-year term.
CFM56-3 engines are a product of CFM International, which is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran Group) and General Electric Company. There are 4,500 CFM56-3 engines in service worldwide.
"The relationship between Delta Air Lines and CFM goes back 25 years when this airline actually launched the CFM56 product line," said Eric Bachelet, president and CEO of CFM International. "We are obviously very excited about this CFM56-3 materials agreement and the opportunity to take this great relationship to a whole new level."
As part of the agreement, CFM will provide Delta TechOps with CFM56-3 Technical Services Agreement, supporting the continued growth of Delta's maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business. The CFM56-3 engine is a core competency product at Delta and it has performed more than 125 overhauls during the last three years. Overall, Delta TechOps serves more than 100 customers around the world and specializes in such high-skill work as engine, component, base and line maintenance.