Derik737
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FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:10 pm

http://www.startribune.com/stories/1778/5646290.html

Some scary stuff. A&P's trying to change a brake fresh out of A&P school (I thought NW said they hired experienced mechanics), engine blades not being properly repaired (and dispatched by NW because they were going to replace it in the future) among other items.

I also know for a fact they are using at least 2 finance personnel that do NOT have A&P's to fix airplanes.
 
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:12 pm

Quoting Derik737 (Thread starter):
I also know for a fact they are using at least 2 finance personnel that do NOT have A&P's to fix airplanes.

I'm sure the FAA would find that very interesting, if you can prove it . . . quite an allegation you've made . . .
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:17 pm

Quoting Derik737 (Thread starter):
I also know for a fact they are using at least 2 finance personnel that do NOT have A&P's to fix airplanes.

Fat lot of good it does you to tell us that... If this is true, you should report it to the FAA with all of your sources.
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:20 pm

Ah, yes, be the 'anonymous' whistleblower. That's gone over extremely well in the past.

Google "Tim Hafer"
 
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:59 pm

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
Fat lot of good it does you to tell us that... If this is true, you should report it to the FAA with all of your sources

Why? It's not illegal as long as a A&P mechanic signs off the work. I know a 3rd party facility that was using prisoners for airplane work (low risk of course).

My point was the fact that NW is not being honest when it says "experienced mechanics" and how desperate they must be to use personnel from other departments.
 
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:31 pm

A & P mechanic ? What exactly does an A&P stand for ?
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting RAMPRAT980 (Reply 5):
A & P mechanic ? What exactly does an A&P stand for ?

There are two licenses mechanics must hold to sign off all types of discrepancies on airplanes. A=Airframe. P=Powerplant. A mechanic can hold just an A or P license but cannot sign off work related to the one he does not have.

I think the FAA is behind the times and should have an avionics type of license. Airlines have traditionally viewed the FCC license as a "equivalent" to an avionics license, but in fact, there is only a written test for the FCC license and it can be memorized in the "crash courses" offered.
 
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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:47 am

FAA oversite of airline mtc is a bit of a joke. The FAA has a dual mandate, promote aviation and the oversight of safety. How can you both without compromising either? You can't. Add to that being understaffed and the political element and it's really just a show. They will go after an individual but will pretty much leave the companies alone.

Just look at the Inspector that was raising issues with NW, he was reassigned. A company that I do some work for complained about 1 of the FAA Inspectors that was raising some concerns and that Inspector was beat down. Never hear a peep from them anymore.

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RE: FAA Inspectors Raise Questions At NW

Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:11 am

I guess this is scary, since several pilots that I have talked to at NW said that they replacementns do a better job then the ones that were there before.

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