Mallaghan Engineering has announced a multimillion dollar contract with Delta Air Lines for the supply of bespoke maintenance platform lifts (MPL) for use at airports across the United States.
The equipment provides access to all areas of fixed wing and rotary aircraft, They allow maintenance teams to undertake work at height and are available as electric, gasoline, or diesel versions and offer a range of tailored features including dynamic braking, extendable overhead tie off system, traversing platform, greater working height, and seating for up to three people.
Mallaghan Engineering employs over 450 people at its manufacturing facilities in Atlanta and Northern Ireland – an additional ten members of staff were hired in Atlanta in order to complete the recent Delta Air Lines order. Parts for the MPLs are manufactured at the Mallaghan Engineering site in Dungannon, Northern Ireland before being assembled at the company’s Atlanta location.
Joe Griffith, Mallaghan’s commercial manager, said: “Our latest partnership with Delta Air Lines represents the next stage in our US expansion plan.
“Innovation within the aviation and ground handling industries is at the core of our business and we have worked very closely with Delta throughout the design and manufacturing process. Our teams have created truly bespoke equipment which successfully caters to the needs of Delta Air Lines’ TechOps Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.
Joe Santos, director, TechOps maintenance at Delta Air Lines added: “Mallaghan Engineering has demonstrated a clear understanding of our business needs and have provided us with industry leading equipment with a range of bespoke features including better manoeuvrability, decreased size and side mounted engine hydraulics/mechanics.
“Delta Air Lines employs over 80,000 people globally with 30,000 in Atlanta alone. We are very pleased that our recent contract with Mallaghan as it has allowed Delta to further support our TechOps Maintenance division and therefore our customers.
“We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with Mallaghan Engineering on future projects.”