aogdesk
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Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Wed May 24, 2006 1:54 am

Greetings,

I'm looking for people here who work at their airlines base/hangar maintenance facilities, I'd like to ask a couple of questions. US Majors/Regionals/International/Charter (any and all)  Smile
 
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Wed May 24, 2006 3:22 am

What do you want to know?
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Wed May 24, 2006 5:14 am

Ask away.. I had 6 years with an airline doing: Overnight, Heavy, Mods.. and worked 2 years of it as Line at two major east coast airports.....and now I'm 6 years at a major MRO.

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aogdesk
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Thu May 25, 2006 12:55 am

For anyone working in or at a base mx facility, I'm wondering how many (approx) total mechanics and engineering personnel there are on site.
For anyone working in an MRO, could you guess at what percentage of the technical staff are laid off from other airlines?

Thanks!!
 
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Sat May 27, 2006 3:07 pm

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 3):
For anyone working in or at a base mx facility, I'm wondering how many (approx) total mechanics and engineering personnel there are on site.

I work for CO (Avionics) at their MCO Tech Ops facility.

We currently have on staff 450 techs, 30 supervisors, 4 shift managers, 2 station managers, 1 engineer, and partridge in a pear tree. Big grin

Most of our engineering support is in Houston. We have only one engineer on site to handle ECRA's and AVO's.

We have 4 check-lines going on in the hangar and line maintenance to handle thru flights and RON checks.

Of the 4 check-lines 2 are 737NG 'C' lines and the other 2 are MOD lines.

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 3):
For anyone working in an MRO, could you guess at what percentage of the technical staff are laid off from other airlines?

In the last 3 years we have hired laid off techs from NWA, Delta, US Airways, United, ATA, and Independence Air.

Currently the percentage of laid off techs here at MCO stands around 20-25% of our total workforce.

Some of these techs have received recall letters from their old airline. But as of right now no one has accepted recall. They have chosen to stay with CO and ride it out here.

Hope this answers your questions. Smile
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777wt
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:40 am

Regional here; currently 10 line techs, 3 supervisors, and 1 manager at my station.

3 parts dept on staff.
 
777wt
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:55 am

Quoting MX757 (Reply 4):
Most of our engineering support is in Houston.

I bet a call to them starts with "Houston we have a problem..."  Wink
 
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:15 pm

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 3):
I'm wondering how many (approx) total mechanics and engineering personnel there are on site.

It all depends on the Organisation concerned.
In our case it would probably be approx 120 techs,4 supervisors,4 AMEs,1 Manager.
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:40 pm

Regional airline here. 40 some mechanics, 5 leads, 4 supervisors, 1 manager, 5 QC, 10 stores. Most AOG engineering issues go straight to the manufactorer, anything that can wait we send to HQ. No on location engineers, although they do show up once in a while to watch us do some new task they have came up with.

Most of our workforce is made up of guys straight out of school, only a handful of furloghee's.
 
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RE: Hangar And/or Base Mtce & Engineering

Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:09 pm

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 3):
I'm wondering how many (approx) total mechanics and engineering personnel there are on site.

Before AS shut down the base mx in SEA, we had 15-18 techs on graves for C-checks, 2 leads and 1 supervisor when I was there.
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