About Us

Delta TechOps offers a wide range of capabilities, from servicing your engines and components, to providing material support, to a complete interior reconfiguration. We offer our customers the same expertise, quality and service that enables Delta Air Lines to enjoy industry-leading performance.


Our group serves as your one-stop shop for comprehensive nose-to-tail solutions that best fit your fleet & asset needs.


Our home base located in Atlanta, GA just minutes from the world’s busiest airport, provides connections all over the world, allowing us to serve customers globally. Additionally, our strategically located hubs provide further support.


As a founding member of the SkyTeam® global airline alliance, we strive for top-notch service with an emphasis on safety and compliance. That’s why we maintain the highest standards of excellence—so you can be sure your fleet is getting the very best.



For decades, the strong leadership across Delta Air Lines and its many divisions & subsidiaries, including Delta TechOps, Delta Material Services and Delta Flight Products, have helped it become one of the most reliable fleets in the world. You can enjoy confidence and peace of mind knowing our collective experience and unbeatable management will work to ensure your planes are airborne, your fleet maintained, and your carrier profitable.

Ed Bastian

CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian leads a team of 80,000 global professionals building the world’s premier international airline. A 20-year Delta veteran, Ed leads Delta’s long-term strategy and champions Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance, and servant leadership. He grew up in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Mike Spanos

Chief Operating Officer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Mike is the Chief Operating Officer for Delta Air Lines. Mike spent more than 25 years in a variety of leadership roles at PepsiCo and the Pepsi Bottling Group. Most recently, Mike was President and CEO at Six Flags Entertainment, where he guided the company through the pandemic and a digital and customer-focused transformation. Mike is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in History. He received his M.S. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.

John Laughter

Executive Vice President, Chief of Operations and President, Delta TechOps
As President of Delta’s Technical Operations division, John leads a world class team of aircraft maintenance professionals responsible for delivering exceptional customer service and brand- ready aircraft. He also serves as head of Delta’s MRO business, the largest in North America and the third largest worldwide. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Penny Jacob

Vice President – Delta TechOps Business Operations
As Vice President of Business Operations, Penny provides oversight of Customer Service, Strategy, Product Development, Business Performance & Technology. Penny’s aviation career began at Northwest Airlines and since then, she has spent 16+ years in various areas of the airline ranging from inventory forecasting to systems analysis & warranty, information technology, supply chain sourcing & leading M&A transactions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree from University of Madras, India.

Basil Papayoti

Vice President - Delta TechOps Commercial
As Vice President of Commercial, Basil leads our MRO with a strategic focus on sustained growth. Basil has more than 30 years of industry knowledge and experience with aircraft and engine equipment manufacturers. He holds a B.S.E. in AeroSpace Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S.E. in AeroSpace Engineering from University of Michigan.

Mike McBride

Vice President – Delta TechOps Maintenance Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Mike oversees operations including Engine & Component Maintenance Operations, Service Delivery, Product Quality & Continuous Improvement, Supplier Operations and Delta Material Services. Mike has 30 years in the industry and in addition to his experience leading operations teams at TechOps, he holds an MBA from the University of Georgia, a BA from Georgia State University, and certifications in Lean Production Systems Design and Constraints Management.

Robert Schultz

President, Delta Material Services & Managing Director, Delta TechOps
As President of Delta Material Services, Robert is responsible for leading a team of experienced aviation professionals tasked with building a world class aviation material trading and management business. Robert has over 15 years of experience in the aviation industry in the engineering, engine maintenance, and fleet management divisions for Delta Air Lines. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Rick Salanitri

President, Delta Flight Products
As President of Delta Flight Products, Rick Salanitri oversees all aspects of DFP. Rick is passionate about improving the onboard experience. He previously held engineering and leadership roles in the U.S. Department of Defense and interior modification and manufacturing companies. Rick joined the Onboard Product team at Delta in 2015, leading Wi‐Fi and In‐Flight Entertainment initiatives. Rick earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.


Looking for a rewarding career? Spread your wings with Delta TechOps or Delta subsidiaries, Delta Material Services and Delta Flight Products. We hire for the following positions:

Delta TechOps

  • Pre-flight inspectors
  • Engine inspectors
  • Aircraft support mechanics
  • Aviation maintenance technicians
  • Engineers

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Delta Material Services*

  • Sales
  • Business Intelligence
  • Product Line

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Delta Flight Products*

  • Interior fabrication, paint, or production technicians
  • Machinists
  • Welders
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers

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*Please note: When applying to Delta Material Services or Delta Flight Products jobs, you will be applying to a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines