Senator David Perdue Attends Delta Test Cell Grand Opening

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Delta CEO Ed Bastian and Delta employees for the grand opening of the world’s largest jet engine test cell at Delta Air Lines TechOps Facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Delta’s new test cell is the first cell built by a U.S. airline in more than 20 years. 

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L-R: Delta CEO Ed Bastian, Senior Vice President of Operations, Inventory, and Logistics Mike Moore, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations Don Mitacek, and Senator David Perdue

“Delta continues to lead the industry in innovation and reliability. This impressive new technology allows Delta to build and maintain better engines and prepares them to meet growing industry demands,” said Senator Perdue. “Delta’s leaders and employees are some of the best in the business, and their continued investment will help attract even more highly-skilled technicians and engineers as they expand operations. I am proud Delta calls Georgia home and appreciate the significant impact they have on our state every day.” 

“These investments are about expanding Delta’s business opportunities today while also setting us up for long-term growth,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Building on the expertise of the world’s best professionals, we will be positioned to grow with the industry’s evolving technology and next generation engines and aircraft.”


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.