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The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

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In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth. (www.vanityfair.com) More...

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iflyfsx
iflyfsx 6
Yet, the government wants you to be scared of the "terrorists."
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 2
There are no terrorists, only inactive Marines, Army vets.,Sailors and Air Force folks and gun owners. Those with black fabric covering their faces are not a threat. Didn't you know that?
Ruger9X19
Ruger9X19 2
More union propaganda, all the issues covered in the story are present in the US service centers as well. In my opinion the bigger problem is that we have improved the safety of maintenance processes so much, that we are starting to get a bunch of maintenance managers that haven't dealt with a major accident that they are starting to feel invincible and are pushing their workforce to cut corners.
ColinSeftel
Colin Seftel 1
See http://aviationweek.com/mro/vanity-fair-airline-industry-unsafe. I have more confidence in Aviation Week than Vanity Fair when it comes to aviation.

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