Delta TechOps has completed the first engine maintenance visit of a Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine from a Delta A330-900neo.
The work was completed at the company’s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta, USA.
As well as servicing its parent airline’s fleet, Delta TechOps will perform maintenance on Trent 7000 engines from airlines around the world.
“This successful milestone furthers the progression of Delta TechOps’ next-generation engine programmes,” said Delta’s senior vice president – maintenance operations & MRO services Mike Moore.
“Our teams continue to perform world-class work despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic. We look ahead to expanded volumes of these next-generation engine types in 2021 and beyond, especially the service work to be done for our MRO customers.”
Prior to the engine visits, Delta TechOps said its assembly shop, repair & support group, engineering and other teams spent months preparing for the build, part repairs and engine test. This included AMTs and inspectors visiting the Rolls-Royce shop in the UK for special Trent 7000 training (prior to the Covid-19 pandemic).