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Why Is The UK So Popular For Aircraft Maintenance  
User currently offlineR3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

Perhaps it's just my perception but for a country where buying a coffee requires you to take out a second mortgage, the UK seems to be very popular for overhaul and maintenance stations for large jet aircraft. There's Southend, Bristol, Manston, Lasham, Kemble and others all providing extensive maintenance, painting and scrapping services for aircraft from all over the world.

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Quoting R3500vdp (Thread starter):
Why Is The UK So Popular For Aircraft Maintenance

Maybe because we are good at it?  Wink

Thanks

Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePaulcaz From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

Or Because our labour laws let us start and close down easier!!!


Paul Newman Ascot UK
User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

The UK has a high amount of expertise in engineering, much like if you want a race car built you come to the UK to build it and if you dont build your race car in the UK the people building them abroad are Brits.


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User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

TPE is one of the best MX centers in the world....if not the best.

-Rich


User currently offlineAvionicMech From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 315 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

As has been mentioned it is just because we are so damn good at it.  Big grin

User currently offlineR3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Thanks and hope you guys stay the best since it makes for good spotting! Mind you I drove a 1983 rover 3500 vandenplas for a while and it kept loosing a lot of those well engineered parts  Silly

User currently offlineAvionicMech From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 315 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Perhaps that is why rover has finally been shut down because they built c**p cars.  duck 

User currently offlineLeigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3815 times:

I have to disagree Im afraid, not the part about being good at Engineering, we are, the problem is, soon the work will be put out to the middle east where the cost of an overhaul is far cheaper than it is here........

I belive the factors are:

1. We (UK) do a fine check over the whole aircraft, every new part gets checked etc, and tested, this does however mean that sometimes things get delayed, and possibly the aircraft on the ground for longer, much to the annoyance of the airline who want the plane in the air. With the middle east, they tend to do the job and no more, and that normaly means the aircraft is out on time, no delays etc.

2. From the above you might think that from the middle east side of things, that the procedure could be dangerous, when you look at aircraft today, they are more 'intelligent' than previous types of aircraft, so if there is a problem, the chances are, things will be OK and the plane can get to the ground. However the risk is, is that if its not OK, that is when you relise safety must come second to money.......................

Just my point of view anyway..........


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