Flight safety detectives episode 67 - pratt & Whitney engine failure investigation heats up
The United Airlines engine failure is back in the news. Service bulletins and/or airworthiness directives may be issued soon. Investigation of fire suppression issues continue. Three months after the accident, issues related to crew performance are just surfacing.
John and Greg catch listeners up on the investigation, how it is illustrating NTSB shortcomings, and the need for the FAA to revisit increasingly outdated flight regulations.
4/28/2021 12:27:22 pm
There are shortcomings in aviation maintenance which are in my view fault of management and "C" suite executives pushing A&P's efforts as if nothing will ever happen. Classic is the 737Max. CEO gets his reward and the mechanics are overlooked. It takes time, training and knowledge to inspect thoroughly. I graduated from PIA in Pittsburg having my A&P plus IA. I conduct expert witness support for litigation cases. I have discovered situations which have been result of management. In past 30 years all cases I have been hired into have been awarded to our Clients.
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