Delta TechOps will maintain a variety of components on Calgary-based WestJet's growing fleet of Boeing 767-300ERs for five years, TechOps announces.

The MRO provider says it struck a deal with WestJet under which it will maintain the aircraft's hydraulics, pneumatics, avionics, fuel, oil and other systems.

It will provide those services on a per-flight-hour basis, says TechOps in a media release, adding that it will also provide WestJet with parts inventory support.

The announcement comes just days after low-cost operator WestJet received the first of four planned 767-300ERs, the first widebodies in its fleet.

WestJet expects to acquire the remaining three aircraft, all from Boeing, by next spring.

The carrier purchased the type to serve routes between Alberta and Hawaii, but will initially operate them on overland routes before deploying them across the Pacific.

WestJet has also said 767s will allow it to expand to other international destinations, including those in Europe and possibly Asia.

Source: Cirium Dashboard