The Total Service Solutions unit of PPG Aerospace, Glendale, Calif., has been awarded a three-year contract by Delta Air Lines to provide chemical management services at Delta's Atlanta maintenance base and line stations, PPG Aerospace officials announced.

Under terms of the contract, PPG Total Service Solutions will provide material purchasing and vendor management as well as on-site logistics services, including point-of-use stocking and inventory management and shelf-life management, according to Mike Beers, aerospace industry manager for PPG Total Service Solutions.

The custom-designed program encompasses product support at Delta's 169 global locations with more than 1,450 chemical products.

"PPG Aerospace has enjoyed a close relationship with Delta Air Lines for many years as a supplier of coatings, transparencies and sealants," Beers said. "This new business extends that relationship. By managing Delta's chemicals through their life cycle, we are enabling it to focus on its core competencies."