Delta TechOps, the maintenance arm for Delta Air Lines Inc., has reached a five-year deal to service engines in Boeing 737 aircraft operated by a Tokyo-based low-cost carrier.

Skymark Airlines focuses on the domestic market, carrying 3 million passengers per year on flights between Tokyo and five Japanese cities.

Delta TechOps will partner with Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp., which provides comprehensive maintenance for Skymark.

Delta announced a similar deal in September. Working with Evergreen, it landed a three-year contract servicing Boeing 747s for Taiwan-based EVA Airways Corp. and its subsidiary, UNI Air.

Officials said as both deals emerged that they represent TechOps’ efforts to boost its maintenance and repair business in Asia.

TechOps generated more than $500 million in revenue for Delta last year. It manages maintenance and repairs for the Atlanta-based airline’s fleet of 750 planes and also serves 150 airline clients around the world. 

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