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Airframe Maintenance Moved Overseas, Problems Arising

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Outsourcing safety: Airplane repairs move to unregulated foreign shops 'All the manuals are in English,' Spanish-speaking employee says through a translator. In 1991, a mechanic at a Turkish repair shop overhauled an engine on a U.S. passenger jet and missed a crack in the engine. Four years later, on a June afternoon, the 57 passengers on ValuJet Flight 597 heard a loud bang as the plane bolted down a runway in Atlanta. Shrapnel from the busted engine ripped through a fuel line. The… (www.msnbc.msn.com) More...

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karl
Here is the NTSB report on ValuJet 597... http://www.ntsb.gov/publictn/1996/aar9603.pdf
atlwatchdog
Watch Dog 0
As a corporate pilot I have dealt with Domestic Maintenance Repair Stations that didn't seem to have a clue what they were doing. The problem is global. Airline MX outfits here in the states have the same problem. Let's call this what it really is and tell everyone we want our freaking jobs back! Instead of the fear mongering and all that jazz saying planes are not safe because the FAA isn't watching over the guys working on them (puhhhleaseeeee) let's just demand to congress come this November that Americans will not tolerate jobs being shipped overseas.
ZUKTRUK
BILL ZUKLEY 0
IS SWA AMONG THE AIRLINES THAT HAVE THE WORK DONE OVERSEAS?
atlwatchdog
Watch Dog 0
I found the following news articles related to SWA outsourcing aircraft maintenance.

2008: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/031808dnbussouthwest.38c727b.html

2009: http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/home/Aeroman_El_Salvador_and_Southwest_Sign_Agreement

2009: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local-beat/Southwest-Airlines-Will-Send-Planes-to-El-Salvador-For-Maintanence.html

I searched for the company listed in the NBC article, Aeroman, and came up with this website: http://www.aeroman.com.sv/

However at this time it appears the Aeroman website is not working.

Interesting read here: http://jobs.lovetoknow.com/Airline_Maintenance_Outsourcing

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