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.
Download: The hangar and mechanics of American Airlines in Ezeiza - travel and interview .pdf
Download: Brazil Hangar Reuters.pdf
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