Delta Awarded Training Contract

ATLANTA, March 17, 2003—Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) recently was awarded a five-year contract to provide aircraft safety review classes for United States Air Force flight attendants. Some of these flight attendants staff Air Force One, carrying the President, and Air Force Two, which carries the Vice President.


“We are honored to have this opportunity to work with Air Force personnel,” said Sharon Wibben, Delta senior vice president of In-Flight Service. “Delta’s exceptional educational program makes our flight crews the best-trained in the airline industry, and we are pleased to share this expertise with the Air Force.”


The classes will cover safety and emergency procedures, use of standard and emergency equipment, in-flight illness training and aircraft systems review. Mock drills will involve planned and unplanned evacuation procedures. The program will be conducted at Delta’s Atlanta Training Center and is expected to begin in April.

The annual classes are designed for Air Force flight attendants who work on board the C-32, which is the Air Force equivalent of the Boeing 757 commercial aircraft, and the C-9, the Air Force equivalent of the DC-9/MD-88.

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 5,643 flights each day to 438 destinations in 78 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.

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