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2010-04-22 Europe
Recriminations erupt in ash-fueled aviation crisis
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Posted by tu3031 2010-04-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6498 views ]  Top

#1 Bureaucratic CYA. Who cares if those filthy capitalists lose money?
Posted by gromky 2010-04-22 00:34||   2010-04-22 00:34|| Front Page Top

#2 And what happens when one of these airliners crash and burn with hundreds of vacationers on board? We all saw the damage to that F-18's engines. Who here thinks these airlines are going to maintenance cycle all of those engines, thereby grounding a significant portion of their fleet? CYA or prudence? Hindsight is 20/20 and armchair bitching is easy. It's not your job, your reputation, nor your life on the line.
Posted by AllahHateMe 2010-04-22 11:03||   2010-04-22 11:03|| Front Page Top

#3 Commercial airlines don't use military style maintenance cycles. I believe they use something called "progressive maintenance" where they check a certain number of aircraft systems per week or month. Engines are replaced at hourly use intervals as I recall.
Posted by Besoeker 2010-04-22 11:54||   2010-04-22 11:54|| Front Page Top

#4 You are right Besoeker. Air transports go on progressive maintenance schedules to minimize down time. Airlines submit and get approval of a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program.

Then they perform A checks, routine ones or B checks. Then they do the C check, which opens the plane up pretty good. 12-18 months.

Then after a number of years they do the D check, where they evicerate the plane. Takes time and is expensive.

I have seen c checks, looks like abdominal surgery.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2010-04-22 20:49||   2010-04-22 20:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Someone told me that aviation maintenance stuff many moons ago over a beer at the Great Alaskan Bush Co. Thanks for the validation AP.
Posted by Besoeker 2010-04-22 21:00||   2010-04-22 21:00|| Front Page Top

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