|Quoting DeltaSFO (Reply 8):|
By that logic, if I fly on an a/c overhauled at MCI, I'm safer than if I fly on one overhauled at AFW or TUL.
No, that's not what I'm saying.
The work is done just as safely in any of the three bases. TUL
mechanics, just like AFW
mechanics, just like MCI
mechanics, are professionals and especially due to layoffs in the last five years, are mostly very senior and very experienced. Mistakes are made, things are done wrong, it happens everywhere, and it's unavoidable, but by and large, AA
's mechanics are exceptionally smart people who know what they are doing, and I would feel perfectly safe being on any AA
plane regardless of where it is overhauled.
What I was referring to is the work ethic of the MCI
mechanics. From what I've heard from several people within the AA
M&E organization, they former TWA MCI
mechanics work extremely hard, bust their a** to get things done right and on time, and generally just have an amazing work ethic. Some say, however, that the TUL
mechanics, on the other hand, and especially AFW
, have a sense of entitlement and can sometimes not feel quite as pressured to get work out on time. From what I've heard in particular, the AFW
mechanics have an attrocious work ethic compared with TUL
-- which is fairly good -- and MCI
which is spectacular.
Just what I've heard.