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UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:49 am

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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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:53 am

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


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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:55 am

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
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:59 am

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.
 
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:04 am

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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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:15 am

Now lets see how long it takes for the union-bashing to start on this thread...Oh wait, it already has!
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:17 am

It's not just a US thing. AFAIK LH has a load of heavy checks performed in the Philippines
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:21 am

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.
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:22 am

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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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:45 am

This is why unions need to get out of the airline industry.
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:54 am

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

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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:17 am

does any body know where is the overhaul for UA? are the overhaul still in SFO?
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:40 am

so whats the big deal, PanAm were sending 747s to Haeco in HongKong 20 years ago!
 
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:50 am

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.
 
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:22 am

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...
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:30 am

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!!
 
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RE: UAL's B777 To China For C-check

Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:30 am

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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