October 4, 2017: Delta TechOps, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division of Delta Air Lines, recently won the "Better Way" award from Airlines for America for its innovation in aircraft structure testing. This year is the ninth time a Delta team has received the honour.
"Delta TechOps supports the most reliable U.S.-based global airline operation and that means we must also embrace opportunities to innovate, as this team has done in such outstanding fashion," said David Garrison, senior VP, Delta TechOps Engineering, Quality and Planning. "Congratulations to the team for the well-deserved recognition and for adding yet another Better Away Award win for Delta TechOps."
The course is a broad composite laminate training package that began development in late-2014 and was sent to more than 20 airlines in 2017. The training package includes six lectures, drawings and hands-on training aids. The lectures provide best practices, special cases and lessons learned from in-service aircraft.
TechOps' John Bohler, Robert Hager and Alex Melton collaborated with representatives from the FAA, Sandia National Laboratories and Nordam to develop and beta test the Composite Inspector Training Course.