|Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 99):|
It is quite possible that the previous shift put the seats into position, but didn´t lock the fasterners into the seat tracks (a nasty job with today´s seat pitches, because you have to lie between the seats and have barely space to move. Also it is often quite dirty down there). The next guy came, didn´t have time to do a physical check, saw the seats in place and closed the work card as "job done". Human factors at it´s best.
MD11/Engineer, Jan, if I may call you by your name? My name is Karl. I know exactly what you are speaking of when it comes to signing for other peoples work. In my years before SWA I spent several years doing exactly that, signing/performing/inspecting (but not an inspector, just the responsible mech.)
I do have to say though, seat installation is not very difficult. No matter the type of seat. It is actually very straight forward or back depending on the seat. LOL. We do seat row changes in under 15 minutes (and they are secure).
It's a matter of cleaning the mount areas in the track so the seat feet mount correctly and securely. It ain't so hard, really.
I'm 50 years old and I can still fall down with the young guys and lock a seat in.