amcnd wrote:This isn't just a pilot shortage. The MX side is almost worse off. The only group well staffed is flight attendants… Parking 200’s that are MX hogs is a good thing going into summer..
If I remember correctly, part of the issue with CRJ’s is that Bombardier now sends every maint advisory as an Airworthiness directive, meaning it is REQUIRED to be done, no matter the cost or need, to be considered an airworthy airplane.
Embraer on the other hand, sends most advisories out as a Service Bulletin, which is a whole different legal definition.
As the CRJ’s age, this is going to become an even bigger issue for them.