News from today
In a press release Aeropostal informs that it was a birdstrike (a Zamuro/Vulture) that caused this incident.
They also claim that there is too much waste around the airport, attracting those birds.
So if this turns out to be true, than it's of course not a fault of Aeropostal and its maintenance.
|Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 10):|
I don't know how many times this gets posted a day- but age is NOT a factor in the reliability and safety of an airliner.
I agree on that. But it's simply the fact that, the older the aircraft, the more attention it needs in terms of maintenance. And this is where I doubt that you can compare NW
Apart of the fact that it is incredibly difficult to get the Dollars for spare parts.
The airline LAI has now temporary shut down operations with their two ATR72 (BTW quite new ones) as they are waiting for months to get the US Dollar to buy new parts for maintenance.
Now you could say: Good, if there is a safety matter, then just don't fly ! But don't forget our socialistic (not to say communist) government, because if you don't fulfill your schedule (that of course needs always to be approved), then you get a fine. And this happened to Aeropostal recently:
So what would be your decision in such cases ?