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UPS Fined By FAA Due To Bad Practices  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1996 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7891 times:

FAA said United Parcel Service must pay a $4 million civil penalty for not complying with rules on maintaining and operating its aircraft. According to FAA UPS failed to follow procedures while repairing four of its aircraft used on more than 400 flights between October 2008 and June 2009.
The planes involved were two DC-8 and two MD-11 aircraft.

Does anyone know more details about this ??


http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...ybre93n1d8-20130424,0,232240.story


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User currently offlineq120 From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7486 times:

wow... so I am reading this post and I just read the one about UPS losing that giant contract to Fedex.
Upper management should be completely removed from every one of their positions and replaced with fresh blood.



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
According to FAA UPS failed to follow procedures while repairing four of its aircraft used on more than 400 flights between October 2008 and June 2009

I caught that from the article and have no idea what the discrepancy was what I did notice this is 2013 and the FAA administrator says the planes should be immediately grounded, repaired and UPS respond in 30 days.

So the real question what were these planes doing for the last almost 4 years?

I am thinking this is a seriously miswritten or intentionally misleading article.

Okie


User currently offlinejetfixr757 From Jamaica, joined Jan 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

Wow, Ground them till the repairs are made!!! What a concept. Hmmm DC8 parked 4 years ago, the MD11's kinda so what....I guess if you are being told you are getting laid off and can't get paid you will shake trees for your company to survive.....
Jet.


User currently offlinepenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5661 times:

Could this be part of the reason why the contract went to FedEx?

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Not a chance. The USPS made its decision based on the current situation, not in any way caring about what happened years ago. The FAA loves finding years-old incidents to fine airlines for.

User currently offlineaerowrench From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

This is just another government shakedown. I would put money on the repair problem being in the paperwork and not the work itself. Its just another move by the socialist led executive branch turning an agency whose two responsibilities are completely contradictory (promote and regulate) into another Sheriff of Nottingham.

User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

I hope they don't fine them ridiculously, after all there was very little danger to people's lives like in the case of a passenger aircraft..


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