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UAL's B777 To China For C-check  
User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

United Airlines has awarded Ameco Beijing a five-year contract for the c-check of their 52 Boeing 777-200.
50 heavy maintenance visits are planned in the first 3 years.

http://www.united.com/press/detail/0,6862,53149,00.html

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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

jetBlue to San Salvador, now United to China - I guess some people will freak out again...  Wink


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Quoting Breiz (Thread starter):
United Airlines has awarded Ameco Beijing a five-year contract for the c-check of their 52 Boeing 777-200.
50 heavy maintenance visits are planned in the first 3 years.

Every time I hear/read something like this, I'm reminded about that "sucking sound" of U.S. jobs going elsewhere that H. Ross Perot mentioned in his past presidental campaign...

Sign of the times...  Sad


User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

That will continue happening as long as unions keep blackmailing the airlines. There may be a day when no C checks are done in US.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26168 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Not the first such United deal. B747-400s have been going to Korea since early spring.

These days many airlines send aircraft overseas. Fedex, UPS, NWA, Continental, America West just to name a few. This trend will undoubtedly continue as long as US labor and operating cost remain high.



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User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Now lets see how long it takes for the union-bashing to start on this thread...Oh wait, it already has!


"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is temporary; the evil it does is permanent" - Ghandi
User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

It's not just a US thing. AFAIK LH has a load of heavy checks performed in the Philippines

User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Quoting 747400F (Reply 6):
It's not just a US thing. AFAIK LH has a load of heavy checks performed in the Philippines

Quite so. Outsourcing is a universal phenomenon in the western countries. As tempting as it is, I won't go off topic about the societal implications.



"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is temporary; the evil it does is permanent" - Ghandi
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Quoting 747400F (Reply 6):
It's not just a US thing. AFAIK LH has a load of heavy checks performed in the Philippines

Yes, A330/340 checks at Lufthansa Technik Philippines. LHT Phils took over the entire PAL maintenance operation a few years ago.



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

This is why unions need to get out of the airline industry.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Quoting KUGN (Reply 3):
That will continue happening as long as unions keep blackmailing the airlines. There may be a day when no C checks are done in US.



Quoting N328KF (Reply 9):
This is why unions need to get out of the airline industry.

It is not the unions. It is the high price of labor in the US. If unions like the ones in the US existed in China, United would still hire mechanics in China because of the low labor costs there. Unions, however, are part of the problem but not the cause.

I still agree with you, though, that unions are not very good for the airline industry

Regards,
Btriple7



Just...fly.
User currently offlineSQ2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

does any body know where is the overhaul for UA? are the overhaul still in SFO?


SQ always my 1st choice
User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4881 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2794 times:
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so whats the big deal, PanAm were sending 747s to Haeco in HongKong 20 years ago!

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2778 times:

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 12):
so whats the big deal, PanAm were sending 747s to Haeco in HongKong 20 years ago!

Yup, and most of Haeco's operations now are based in China. They just keep moving to where it's cheap. It's part of business.


User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2734 times:

CO 777's in HKG
KL MD11's in Xiamen
JL 742/743/744 in Xiamen
LH 744's in Beijing

I think its called business...


User currently offlineYanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2711 times:

Delta outsources its overhauls. Last time I checked we didnt have a union on the property. The sucking sound you hear,.. its the sound of the Walmartization of the USA. It freaking BLOWS!!

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 10):
It is not the unions. It is the high price of labor in the US.

The high price of labor in the US is due to the unions. You don't see every airline sending their a/c out of the country, and can afford to do the heavy checks in house or in country because either a.) Their mechanics are not unionized or b.) Their mechanics are not overpaid.


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