Jshank83 wrote:I think there is already a thread on this. Seems like this has been gone over a bunch already.
NWAROOSTER wrote:jayspilot wrote:if I remember correctly the early UA used China Southern 319's took forever to be accepted into the United fleet because United's onboard
ing process of the jet caught this stuff and caused huge delays in acceptance.. I think the jets were in GSO for months longer then planned. I think when they agreed to the additional purchase of the used jets the two airlines agreed to get the planes up to US standards while still operating in China to allow the future acceptance to be much quicker. its pretty darn scary to think about a major repair not done right. The largest single plane crash of the domestic Japan 747 was caused by this and it didn't' crash until years later.
That domestic Japan Airlines 747 had previously had a tail strike that damaged the aft pressure bulkhead. Boeing at JAL's request performed the repair of the aft pressure bulkhead and all related damage. Boeing skipped a row of rivets in the repair and after several years the repaired bulkhead failed, the aircraft depeasurized causing the control of the rudder and elevator to be uncontrollable and crash. Boeing built the aircraft and yet Boeing did not complete the repair properly. Boeing is also an American company.
KarlB737 wrote:USAirKid wrote:An AP Story via the Seattle Times:
From the article:
"Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday.
The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on the used-plane market and which had unconfirmed maintenance histories, the Transportation Department’s inspector general said in a report. That put more than 17 million passengers at risk, according to the report."
Maybe it's time that someone confront Gary Kelly on this matter after all the buck stops at his miserable desk.
If there are safety concerns on some Southwest aircraft, why would the FAA continue to let them fly? That would be horrible to have another MAX-like disaster on the 737s. This doesn’t make much sense.
NWAROOSTER wrote:... Every used aircraft imported into the United States needs a fresh fully documented D Check completed with qualified FAA inspectors overseeing it before it can be put into revenue use in the United States.
sciing wrote:There is nothing new in the story.
And the arguments for that are
more like FUD repeating known facts with some inappropriate statistics.
I am far away to defend FAA‘s and SW‘s behavior, but this kind of political influenced statements is for sure not helpful for aviation safety.
mcdu wrote:The DOT IG report really looks bad for WN and the FAA. Some of the statements in this should make eyes open to what has been taking place at WN.
RicFlyer wrote:Here is a link to the actual report:
https://www.oig.dot.gov/sites/default/f ... ovdelivery
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