• The twin-bay wide-body hangar will house the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which are the largest twin-jet aircraft in use today and consequently feature the biggest diameter turbofan engines of any commercial airliner. The new hangar will provide a state-of-the-art environment in which extensive heavy maintenance can be performed, up to and including engine and landing gear replacements.



    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.


    https://eturbonews.com/109988/american-airlines-aviation-disaster-making American Airlines: Aviation disaster in the making? By eTN Managing Editor - February 25, 2015 It’s the largest airline in the United States. Every day tens of thousands of Americans, foreigners, tourists, visitors, and business travelers trust this airline with their life.

    https://eturbonews.com/107878/american-airlines-really-safe By eTN Managing Editor January 24, 2015 Is American Airlines really safe? Is flying on American airlines aircraft really safe? if one can trust a lawsuit filed by the local American Airlines Mechanic union, money rules the company – and safety is another issue.

    https://eturbonews.com/134773/isis-6-legal-battle-safety-american-airlines By eTN editorial - February 9, 2016 eTN received a copy of a letter with exhibits sent by the US law firm, Clayton Foushee, regarding the ongoing Air21 Case involving six AA mechanics operating out of Chicago.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. airlines have shifted scheduled aircraft maintenance to contract facilities that receive little attention from government or airline safety inspectors, a government report said on Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration has long allowed U.S.

    American designs a $ 100 million hangar at GRU Airport.

     American Airlines Inc (AAL.O ) plans to invest $100 million in an aircraft maintenance center in Sao Paulo, a Brazilian minister said on Thursday, touting it as a sign of confidence in Latin America's largest economy despite Brazil's recession and latest political turmoil.

    Download: Brazil Hangar Reuters.pdf
    https://eturbonews.com/109804/american-airlines-puts-profit-over-safety-faa-investigating Is American Airlines putting profits ahead of safety and intimidating its maintenance team into cutting corners? The Transport Workers Union of America thinks so and on January 22, 2015 filed a lawsuit against the largest US airline.

    Safety concerns over airlines using outside repair centers

    A government report found that certain maintenance facilities - including overseas centers - used by some carriers had not been inspected by the proper U.S. regulators. John Hughes, Bloomberg News http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5791727.html Critical repair work for U.S.

    Airlines' repair work often done under radar

    Many shops used by major carriers aren't licensed or monitored by federal regulators AMES ALEXANDER aalexander@charlotteobserver.com http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/business/13446599.htm The nation's airlines have assigned important maintenance tasks to unlicensed repair shops that aren't inspected by federal regulators, a government watchdog agency found.

    Unlicensed workers do critical work

    By Marilyn Adams, USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2005-12-19-unlicensed-usat_x.htm Major U.S. airlines are using unlicensed, lightly supervised contractors to perform safety-critical work such as replacing jet engines, a new report finds. The report, issued Monday by the inspector general of the U.S.

    All whitewashed! Concern about American Airlines maintenance shared with FAA

    How safe is American Airlines. eTN had asked this question a number of times after having received numerous complaints in regards to pressure put by AA management to make American Airlines maintenace workers to sign off on aircrafts, that are really not airworthy at the time.

    FAA Investigation Substantiates Mechanics Safety Complaint Against American Airlines

    A March 25 letter from the Federal Aviation Administration to six American Airlines mechanics, who filed whistleblower complaints against the airline for allegedly retaliating against them for reporting maintenance improprieties, states that an investigation of the airline by the agency's Flight Standards Service "substantiated that a violation of an order, regulation or standard of the FAA related to air carrier safety occurred." The letter goes on to state that the FAA is taking "appropriate corrective and/or enforcement action."

    Flying Cheaper--The entire documentary can be found at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/flying-cheaper/

    Third-World Mechanics Paid $2 Per Hour For Boeing, Airbus Jet Repairs

    Report on Airplane Mechanics Unable to Read Repair Manuals Written in English

    Click here to view the entire movie:  https://www.amazon.com/Red-Tail-Melissa-Koch/dp/B0033CTKGM

    Bill Maher Weighs in on Outsourcing of Aircraft Maintenance

    AA now uses the same facility 

    An Accident Ready to Happen

    William McGee, Author, Consumer Reports discusses the articlhich he reported concerning outsourcing in Aircraft Maintenance at the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit held Feb 11, 2008.

    An Accident Ready to Happen Part 2

    Documentary on the Outsourcing in Airline Industry


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