MIAMI—Delta Air Lines has set up an engine “hospital shop” within its TechOps division that specializes in work requiring limited engine intrusion.
The shop will focus on quick-turn maintenance, performing jobs that range in 1-10 days. Among the services the dedicated facility can perform are “zero checks,” horoscope blend repairs, gearbox changes and repairs, turbine rear-frame repairs, fan disc and case changes, and fuel-nozzle changes, Delta says.
The work takes place in three dedicated engine-repair bays. A field maintenance team also is based at the shop.
The business is expected to help Tech Ops reduce tur times on its heavier overhauls, as the hospital shop will keep the shorter-duration work out of the carrier’s main engine work lines.
The shop serves GE CF34-3s and -8s, CF6-80s, CFM56-5Bs and -7Bs, and Pratt & Whitney PW2000s and PW4000s.