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UPS Fined By FAA Due To Bad Practices  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 2036 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8962 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 ??



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User currently offlineq120 From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8557 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, 3808 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8464 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.


User currently offlinejetfixr757 From Jamaica, joined Jan 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8278 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.....

User currently offlinepenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6732 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, 4989 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5251 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 (3 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4320 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, 3754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3681 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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