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Flight Technicians And Others: Strange Questions?  
User currently offlineprizeframe From France, joined Nov 2012, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7409 times:

I just wrote another thread about preventing airline equipment failures, as I'm a student doing research on making flight maintanence more fun, productive and profitable. It showed I was on the wrong track, and found out thanks to Starlionblue and tdscanuck here on the forum. But now I'm gonna find some new interesting subjects, and hope you can be of any help.

It doesn't have to be Flight technicians (can be other professions within the airline industry as well.) But that's what I'm going to focus on right now.

As a flight technician (or insert what you are here) what are the biggest problems you face on a day-to-day basis?

● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?
● What takes up most of your time?
● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?
● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?
● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?

I would just like to learn about the pain points you experience in your profession.

I would love to hear back from you, even if it is only one sentence!

Thanks! Looking forward to start an interesting discussion.

[Edited 2012-11-16 08:04:53]

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User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4024 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7424 times:

I work on the ramp on line maintenance. The aircraft come from, and return to their main base.
I have been doing this job for a long time now and the biggest problem is boredom!
Aircraft are becoming so reliable that we don't have much to do. An A320 can fly all day, say five
flights and arrive at my station for a night stop with Nil defects. I look in the maintenance computor and there is nothing there either. I check the display in the flight deck and the oils and tyre pressures are all OK. All that is left is to walk around the aircraft checking for damage, and repairing some defects caused by passengers. This is normal. Because aircraft are so expensive when they are not flying, it pays my company to pay me to sit here so that once in a while I can make some repair and get the aircraft away. But nowadays most of those repairs are computor related.

I can look at the display from Airman. I log into Airbus web site and see my airlines page. We have 110 A320 series aircraft. They are all displayed on the screen with the most broken one at the top. There is one in red, it is in the hangar at main base. There are four in yellow. They have defects that might affect their next departure. There are 105 with NIL defects. It is becoming a problem on the line to keep proficiency. We read about other peolples problems, because we don't have enough of our own!

30 years ago I worked on the line at the main base for a fleet of Tristar aircraft. We were busy! There was always something to do. Times have changed. Aircraft are much more reliable than before.

The main thing that would make my life better is for the aircraft to tell us when it is going to break down 2 hrs in advance. Then we could sit at home, and come in when required!


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7421 times:

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
As a flight technician (or insert what you are here) what are the biggest problems you face on a day-to-day basis?

I used to be a service engineer (guy at an OEM who helps airlines when the manuals they have don't cover the issue) and have also worked in an airline's engineering department. So what I saw was only what annoyed the mechanics enough for them to elevate it to engineering, but for whatever it's worth:

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?

Finding part interchangeability. When something is dead and and you don't have an exact replacement but you've got a similar part, is it legal to go on the airplane? You would think this is an easy question but, thanks to age, AD's, and upgrades, it's usually not.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What takes up most of your time?

Paperwork. Rule of thumb was documentation took 2x the time to do the actual work.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?

Wading through manuals looking for the information I actually need.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?

Wading through manuals looking for the information I actually need. The latest iSpec 2200 manuals help a lot but the interfaces still aren't great.

Tom.


User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7414 times:

● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?
As a Aircraft Inspector, I have not had too much day to day painful task.

● What takes up most of your time?
Paperwork, Looking up Serial Numbers and Part Numbers and IPC refs. to make sure the parts are not restricted and can be used on the type of acft the mechanics are working on. Logging in all the steps in the work you are overseeing. Don't get me wrong, That is a Inspectors job, and I love it.

● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?
The only thing that drives me nuts at work, is using the Airbus A330 SRM for repairs. The manual is very hard to follow, and even if you get the Weight Version right, and tail number correct, it can lead you down a path that is not correct for that series of A330. The A320 SRM is ok, and I think its because the A330 has many WV. Don't get me wrong I like the other Airbus Manuals, and think Air Nav is great.

● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?
Looking up RII (required Inspection Items) On overnight work packages, could be coded better, and looking up EAs, ERAs could have a better search system.

● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?
I come in and Check all the Workpackages for anything that might require a Inspector to sign off at My station, and stations in my region, and plot my work for the night. I then check the out of service acft in my region to see if a Inspector can help, and set up a road trip if needed. That's about the only thing I do everyday that is the same. The rest of the night changes everyday   So again, I am not complaining, I LOVE my Job, and enjoy every day I go to work  

Its amazing in my short 25 years working on aircraft, I am lucky to have worked on soo many types of Airliners, and enjoy learning something everyday.


User currently offlinelegs From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7414 times:

Just for comparison's sake, I dont work in the airline industry, rather I maintain fighters for my country's air force, swinging between the workshop and the flightline as needed.

● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?

The most frustrating job we have is a couple of the item servicings we are on the hook to do. A couple are 15-20 mins to do, but double that for the paperwork. Rinse and repeat 10 times a day, it gets pretty tedious.

● What takes up most of your time?

Paperwork. Because we are civilians contracted to the military, for a lot of our work all our certifications are done in triplicate, in three different formats, on three different computer systems.

● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?

Parts availability. We are at the very end of a incredibly long logistics train, and as such we get the lowest priority (or so it seems sometimes). Things like ITAR restrictions, security clearances and sole source contracts make things very painful.

● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?

Streamlining things is one of our big focal points. We've made a lot of little changes, as well ordering or making specialised equipment and tools to make our jobs easier. And we keep pushing management to try and overcome some of the other problems that we cant control directly, but thats a much harder proposition

● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?

Like I mentioned before, we have to service a few different items very regularly. One in particular has to be tested every 30 calendar days, so testing those is takes 2 to 3 days a week for two people. Also, a few of our test benches require daily before-use servicings, which gets very tedious as well.


Hopefully that gives you a slightly different data point to all the line guys here.


User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5498 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

I ride a desk. My job is to monitor and assign folks to research chronic problems on aircraft. Then they are to develop a plan to correct and sometimes execute the plan they develop. I have to approve any plan developed. I also approve moving a chronic problem into watch status after the plan has been executed.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?


Going through my open work tasks and seeing a chronic problem return after executing the plan.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What takes up most of your time?


Doing my task audit for CAT and ETOPS chronics.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?


Really? Not much. I guess its frustrating when you have a problem you can't get a handle on, but that's the job...at least in this office.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?


I look at every open task, everyday, to ensure that a plan, that makes sense, is in place and the proper tools, parts and materials are orsered for the aircraft in question. I also review every delay taken in the last 24 hours and check the problem against the database and see if a trend is developing at the aircraft level. There is a whole other department that looks at the same stuff at the fleet level.



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User currently offlineprizeframe From France, joined Nov 2012, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Thanks for all the answers. Very interesting! I'm gonna dig deeper in all the info you've provided.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Aircraft maintenance engineer here, mostly working on the turboprop fleet but also partake in some 737 work.


● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?
Hangar doors. I've submitted multiple safety reports and had a wcb claim with our hangar doors.

● What takes up most of your time?
In the winter, keeping us and airplanes warm. In the summer, probably paperwork (I don't mind paperwork though, means I get to sit in a comfy chair in a warm office instead of rolling in a puddle of grease out in the yard)

● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?
Babysitting other departments is an on-going frustration for our department. Our airline has this culture where everyone sees maintenance as the responsible ones and thus expects us to check for and fix things that other departments do wrong. Ramp forgets the engine covers, we have to go do them. Grooming forgets something often we get the first phone call. It frustrates the heck out of most of us.

● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?
Probably a bigger hangar. It would solve much of our heat and hangar door issues, as well as making it a much more pleasant work place, not to mention noticeably increase production.

● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?
Moving airplanes in and out of the hangar, deep cycling batteries, daily inspections, a checks, reconfiguring (the majority of our fleet are operated as combis). Though most of that work I don't mind, it's nice to have some simple and easy parts to the day.



Overall I'd say really the only painful part of our job is lack of facilities, and most frustrating is being expected to babysit other departments. Other than those two points I quite enjoy my job. It isn't perfect, but the benefits are nice, the people are great, the work is generally pretty rewarding, and it seems there is always something new and exciting happening. In 5 years I don't think I've ever been bored.



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User currently offline737tdi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 899 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7412 times:
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Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 2):
Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
As a flight technician (or insert what you are here) what are the biggest problems you face on a day-to-day basis?

I used to be a service engineer (guy at an OEM who helps airlines when the manuals they have don't cover the issue) and have also worked in an airline's engineering department. So what I saw was only what annoyed the mechanics enough for them to elevate it to engineering, but for whatever it's worth:

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?

Finding part interchangeability. When something is dead and and you don't have an exact replacement but you've got a similar part, is it legal to go on the airplane? You would think this is an easy question but, thanks to age, AD's, and upgrades, it's usually not.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What takes up most of your time?

Paperwork. Rule of thumb was documentation took 2x the time to do the actual work.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?

Wading through manuals looking for the information I actually need.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?

Wading through manuals looking for the information I actually need. The latest iSpec 2200 manuals help a lot but the interfaces still aren't great.

Tom.




Tom, You hit it right on the nose.

My biggest frustration is paperwork. It just keeps changing, changing and guess what? Changing. We have been through 3 logbook changes in the last 4 years. That may not seem like a big deal but the last 2 have been in the last 2 years.

They are minor changes, but major problems. Date format, station info., when caused, UTC v local time, oil servicing, tire servicing, sign off data. It goes on and on and on.

Conditional inspection references??? I have to research the exact reference to sign off a bird strike, overspeed, ramp rash, etc. etc.. It is really getting to the point of aircraft delays are built in now.

Actual aircraft maintenance takes i.e. 1 hour, paperwork takes .5 hours. Wow, things sure have changed over the last 30+ years. Hell, we now have to call for parts compatibility, on things like coffee makers??? They are compatible with all of out aircraft but we still have to call. Ridiculous.

To answer the OPs original question. It is paperwork that causes the biggest headache for Mechanics/Techs/Engineers. It is not the work. We experienced guys know how to replace parts and troubleshoot. We just have to figure out the sign off to be correct. Again, ridiculous. Take all of this in stride, it still is not terribly difficult.


User currently offline320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
As a flight technician (or insert what you are here) what are the biggest problems you face on a day-to-day basis?

● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?
● What takes up most of your time?
● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?
● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?
● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?

I am an aircraft maintenance engineer, working for a major airline in a small station. The answer to all of these questions is the same: aircraft maintenance software is absolute crap. Outside of work, the software I use is amazing. Every year, it gets better, faster, easier to use, and incorporates features I would never have thought of. At work, the software gets less intuitive, more demanding, more time consuming, and less useful.

I am currently using TRAX to enter snags. It is garbage. No one would use this software by choice. I hope the accountants are getting a benefit from it, because we do not. Their website looks like a failed community college assignment. http://www.trax.aero/index_main.htm

And yet, TRAX is not the worst system I have to use.

The only other real issue I face is lack of parts. But I'm used to that now.  



The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the manufacturer and impossible for the AME.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 1):
the biggest problem is boredom!
Aircraft are becoming so reliable that we don't have much to do

Your post was just so true.......

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?

Night shift fatigue esp between 0300hrs to 0500hrs can get tough.Finding a snack can be tougher due lack of free time.
Paperwork would def count as the least best.....

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What takes up most of your time?

Again Paperwork, it takes almost 50% of the time, to get the documents in place,go thru them, complete the job & fill in the paperwork.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?

Night shifts on the same Type of Aircraft.But I try to study about other types too,keeps me busy.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?

A Reduction of paperwork & incorporation of more technology would def help out.

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?

a Transit check Inspection is the most common in Line Maintenance...

Quoting prizeframe (Thread starter):
I would just like to learn about the pain points you experience in your profession.

Would love to work alongside passionate Aviators,that enjoy the job.....Not to many left around these days .....Sadly.......



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Quoting 320tech (Reply 9):
The answer to all of these questions is the same: aircraft maintenance software is absolute crap.

Although I agree with you in general, I worked with AMOS at one airline and absolutely loved it.
http://www.swiss-as.com/main.do

Which just makes some of the other offerings that much more painful...the industry knows how to do it better, we just usually choose not to.

Tom.


User currently offlinem1m2 From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

To 320Tech, I have used TRAX and agree that it is not a very user-friendly program. There is a lot of potential there once you get used to it, but I still don't like it.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7369 times:

Yeah....we used to use ARMS, now its TRAX......


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3548 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7234 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 11):

From the publication side I work with AMOS and find the program the module under developed in all many areas. At my airline we still use paper and hard copies (CD, etc) distribution so in order to manage and track who has received a document I still need to send out paper sheets to get signed. AMOS cannot be set to print a simple acknowledgement form with only the copy number and corresponding location changed. Instead its acknowledgement form lists ALL copies and ALL locations. Therefore I need to resort to our old form which we must manually fill out by hand. Another huge issue I find with the publications module is the lack of ability to bulk any changes to a set of documents. IE. we send 50 documents to a station that operates for 4-5 months. When the documents are returned I must MANUALLY go to each document's entry and remove it's copy from the location it was in. Why not just allow me to delete the location and all copies of documents at it?! Sure, I have some likes about AMOS but I still feel more comfortable at this point with our manual way of tracking that documents are received and previous revisions distroyed.

Hopefully the rest of the airline will come onboard with AMOS, mainly the AMEs as right now only office staff, stores, and accounting are using it....

[Edited 2012-11-22 11:04:57]


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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7181 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 14):
From the publication side I work with AMOS and find the program the module under developed in all many areas.

I never touched the pubs side of it; I have no reason to think your experience is unusual (I have yet to hear of a really great publication module from anyone). I worked almost exclusively with the job card, spares, and AD modules. I found those great.

Tom.


User currently offlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

● What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?
knowing that i may not get a call...

● What takes up most of your time?
Paperwork. no reason to screw this up. you can get in more trouble for not writing correctly, than you could with doing an improper task...

● What are you currently doing that frustrates you?
some of the MOC controllers i deal with dont exactly know the aircraft they are having me fix...

● What tasks are you doing that you believe can be made easier or less tedious?
theres always tasks that i feel that i can do faster, better, ect :p

● What are some of the repetitive tasks you have to do on a daily basis?
Gate tows, jump starting our vans, more gate tows, and MD-80 call outs.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

Quoting twincommander (Reply 16):
What’s the most painful task you have day-to-day?
knowing that i may not get a call...

what call are you reffering to.....



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6647 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 17):
what call are you reffering to.....

a call to come fix or defer a mtx problem.


User currently offlinecharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6426 times:

I'm a Maintenance Controller..the things I cannot stand are mechanics who call me up and ask "what do you want me to do?"...I want you to fix the airplane! Ask your lead ask your foreman do not ast me what to do..you will not like the answer I give you..you will be shoulders deep in the airplane! Now this does not apply to the FBO mechanics, just the guys at our own stations,

Now I will tell you besides this issue I love this job, after 20+ years as a tech this is the place to be and I would not trade it for anything!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Quoting twincommander (Reply 18):

a call to come fix or defer a mtx problem.

Still dont get it...Maybe its the language.....Are you saying the AME on the allocated aircraft developing the same does not attend it, or is underqualified.

Quoting charlienorth (Reply 19):
I'm a Maintenance Controller..the things I cannot stand are mechanics who call me up and ask "what do you want me to do?"..

True....As a Qualified person,he should take the responsibility as per action needed,unless the actions were more than one & a decision at a higher level needed to be taken.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinem1m2 From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6261 times:

I think twincommander is saying if he doesn't get a call, it's a long day. He wants to be working on an aircraft. Did I get it right?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6260 times:

Quoting m1m2 (Reply 21):
I think twincommander is saying if he doesn't get a call, it's a long day. He wants to be working on an aircraft. Did I get it right?

Get a call......Is it getting a Call to attend a snag at work from home.......



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinem1m2 From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6224 times:

Hmm, you're thinking he may be "on-call". That's possible although I was thinking he's in a maintenance office at the airport.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

Quoting m1m2 (Reply 23):

Hmm, you're thinking he may be "on-call". That's possible although I was thinking he's in a maintenance office at the airport.

If a person is getting a call,it means the original people on that Aircraft are not qualified or unsucessfull in doing the job.



Think of the brighter side!
25 MD11Engineer : IMO, tech services / maintenance control are the last resort if you have done everything in the books and still get no result. They are not an excuse
26 fr8mech : I wish everyone had that mindset. Then my folks could get on with their actual job, which is to deal with chronic problems. Mel, I believe what he's
27 HAWK21M : Its true.....The Line guy needs to get the Aircraft departed on time with minimum delay as possible.....So if deffering a snag is an option, then tha
28 twincommander : i work for a company who provides contract maintenance to airlines who flight into and out of PDX, we have several stations through the US. im current
29 MD11Engineer : The European system gives the tech a bit more authority. He doesn´t have to ask anybody if he can defer something or what action he is going to take
30 DarkSnowyNight : Is it really attitude, or company policy? Part of what I like about my job now is that there's no practical limit to overtime, as long as it's billab
31 HAWK21M : Amazing....that never happens out here..........In the midst of a job....our break is ALWAYS delayed....no one quits without permission and def not i
32 fr8mech : Jan, I don't think that's a difference between the European system and the American system. I worked for 2 carriers that allowed the AMT to defer ite
33 twincommander : an airline i just got AWR for does NOT want us calling them for MEL's. this is awesome in my eyes. they gave us access to their tech pubs. so unless
34 MD11Engineer : I don´t know. I currently have six type ratings on my licence (each version of the 747-400 with different engines counts as a seperate type) and a s
35 twincommander : there isnt much different between them, except for indication and TR operation. i find it funny how much different things are when you cross a border
36 DarkSnowyNight : You mean not much different about 744 powerplants? There's a lot different about them. Maybe not a lot you'll see on a Transit Check, or what you see
37 twincommander : they suck and blow, right? im well aware of what the differences are. the chances of me working in an engine shop, however, are very significantly sl
38 737tdi : I partially agree with you here. The one thing at my airline is that when we are downline for an OTS aircraft, maintenance control is our supervision
39 HAWK21M : The Ame certifying same needs to be convinced of maintrol decision too.
40 MD11Engineer : First, it is not only the engines, which are different, but in most cases the airframe / engine interface as well. So the differences will affect at
41 Post contains images charlienorth : That I don't have a problem with..it's policy, FBO's too...I just have a problem with tech's at our own hubs asking very basic questions that should
42 737tdi : The only time I call MC at home is to clear MELs or MX notes or if I face a dilemma that I have not seen. Realize that you guys deal with all in serv
43 Post contains images charlienorth : Thanks! and we learn a lot from you guys in the trenches, it's cool when a tech calls back after one of those unusual items and tells us what he's (s
44 HAWK21M : True.....its very common that a snag on one type can occur on another aircraft of the same type at a later date & so similiar too.
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