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Air France stops maintenance in China after screws missing from plane

This is why I don’t trust off-shoring of aircraft maintenance. The same reason that poisonous substitutions are made in toothpaste or cheap lead paint used on a children’s toy; it’s the whole idea of taking something based in complex skills and knowledge-based engineering and buying on price, which ends up in a business environment like China’s; rampant with shortcuts and corruption, poor labour conditions, means quality is allowed to lapse and for anything critical on quality, there’s no way I’d suffer with it. From now on I’m researching the maintenance history of every plane I get onto. If it’s been serviced in China I’m not flying on it.

Air France stops maintenance in China after screws missing from plane:

Air France suspended the maintenance of its aircraft by Chinese company Taeco after 30 screws were found to be missing from one of its planes, it said Thursday.

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  1. Where would you even find the service history of a plane? Do the airlines make their service logs accessible?

    Friday, December 2, 2011 at 14:24 | Permalink