The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

They’ll keep doing it until we get another American 191, JAL 123, ValuJet 592, or worse.

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.

Source: The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today | Vanity Fair

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  1. I like to rattle cages a little bit, especially when it comes to aviation safety 🙂 The answer here is not to avoid flying, of course, but to petition the FAA to correct the problem. I know it goes against my typical civil libertarian stance, but this is one legitimate function of government.

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