Another outsourcing tale: Shoddy airplane work

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    Think about this the next time you fly...that plane you're depending upon not to fall out of the sky was probably sent off-shore for it's heavy maintenance. By any measure, the work being done is shoddy and flying on one of them after it's been to El Salvador, China or even to a domestic cheap labor provider like TIMCO, Inc, is dangerous to your health.

    And why are airlines putting you at risk? Profit, of course. Cheap mechanics in the US and foreign countries maximize their bottom line.

    Cavaet Emptor once again.


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    The safety record of the airlines in America has never been better. There hasn't been a single crash as a result of mechanical failure in over 10 years. The only crash I can think of in recent memory is the plane that went down in the Hudson because it ingested a flock of birds, and no one died in that incident.

    So using the airline industry to accuse the profit motive of causing safety problems just isn't very convincing.

    And, of course, government run Amtrak has such a stellar record for safety.
     
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    So, it's not an issue until somebody is killed?
     
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    Liberal hyperbole at it's pathetic peak.
     
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    How so?
     
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    here's a idea, you are worried over American airlines safety, DON'T FLY on them...
    or blame things on outsourcing..

    good grief
     
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    We have had quite a few planes go down in the USA because of due to mechanical failure that were maintained by domestic A&P mechanics.

    How many have gone down due to TIMCO, Inc?

    Here in the USA workers in the aircraft shops have to much on their mind other than maintaining aircraft. They have to play Union NLRB politics, Affirmative Action politics, Discrimination politics, FAA politics, Harassment in the workplace politics & the accompanying law suits to sort all these things out. It is a wonder how any real mechanical inspection or maintenance work gets done in a aircraft hanger in the USA.
     
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    Thanks for a breath of fresh air on this issue, Bripat. Indeed, no mechanical failures in 10 years, and the plane that went down due to a flock of birds that had no passenger deaths was due to an astutely well-trained all-America pilot who saved lives with his quick thinking.

    Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III, pilot, saves over 150 lives with 'Textbook Ditching' into the Hudson River, January 16, 2009

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    It is certainly difficult to agree with your position when NOTHING is happening at all and the safety record is stellar. You are using scare tactics in a place that has nothing at all to be afraid of. You are far more likely to die driving to the airport in your government motor car than you are from boarding that plane.

    Here is a hint for you: outsourcing is not synonymous with poor quality. Every electronic device you own and every kitchen appliance you have that has a circuit board was, in part or in whole, constructed in China. Period. This is not because they turn out piss poor products. It is because they can match our quality at a fraction of the price. Want to know why?

    Labor is only a fraction of that cost. There is plenty more of it tied up in regulation and other areas.

    Why are IPhones constructed at a factory in china? Hint: it has nothing whatsoever to do with costs.
     
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    Really? Perhaps you can list a few.
     

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