Aircraft maint issues

Discussion in 'American Airlines' started by conehead777, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. conehead777

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    lets keep it on topic 99 percent do you know who the 1 percent is
     
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  2. dvlhog212

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    What's up on the dfw side of the field? We have been getting 3-5 RON a night this week at dwh.
     
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  3. MetalMover

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    Is that more or less than usual?
     
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  4. dvlhog212

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    A bit more than normal. Usually its a few nights a week. This past week it was every night.
     
  5. Slopoke

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    And they consider DWH overhaul, my aching ba!!s
     
  6. dvlhog212

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    Yeah, the company wants their cake and to eat it too. They keep telling us we are a hybrid station. Whatever that means!
     
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  9. OldGuy@AA

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    On Jetnet they uploaded a video of the presentation Robert Isom gave at the management conference in Dallas. He talked about all the facilities that AA is investing in like the terminals and he mentioned a repair facility in South America they are investing in. Almost missed it he did it so fast. Had to rewind and listen again and sure enough that is what he said. Our US Air executives only know how to outsource and looks like they intend to send even more outside of the country. Time to call it South American Airlines.
     
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  10. dvlhog212

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  11. Yea, they're building a hangar down there. They will be employing I've heard close to 400 mechanics to do our work, what was formerly known as B check cards. The union stands by and does nothing, instead focusing on bulletin boards and uniforms.
     
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  12. bigjets

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    As I understand it there are 3 ten bay hangars in central and South America. We priced ourselves out of the market with labor costs and I'm sure with EPA laws, as they don't care about their environmental laws as much as the USA. Wait until they have a river that catches fire.
     
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  13. MetalMover

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    They are probably taking advantage of the current contract language that already exists regarding this very issue.
     
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  14. Operative word being "probably" but, does anyone know, has our bargaining representative checked to make sure the company is following the agreement? I'm like 99.9% sure they have not.
     
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  15. La Li Lu Le Lo

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    http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/articles/qtr_4_06/article_04_1.html

    What is being done to train existing mechanics to work on these new aircraft (787, A350 XWB, etc)? For instance can you do a skin repair on site or does it take a specialist? Are the schools training these new A&P's to work on these composite materials?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/business/boeings-787-poses-new-challenges-for-repair-teams.html
    Still, the composite materials have created new challenges for airline mechanics, who need new maintenance tools and skills. Unlike aluminum, carbon structures do not dent visibly and require special ultrasound probes to identify damaged areas, and there is a shortage of mechanics with the right training.

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    The thin plastic skin on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is an engineering marvel, a mix of carbon fibers and epoxy molded into large barrel-shaped sections that are then baked at up to 350 degrees in giant ovens.

    If you read the description of how the skin is made it sounds like a repair would be very complicated.
    Resembling black masking tape, the strands are layered around a rotating mold by a computer-controlled robot that looks like a spider spinning a barrel-shaped web.

    I understand your job requires you to develop new techniques and skills over time due to emerging aviation technology but, the way these aircraft are being designed from my point of view are revolutionary instead of evolutionary. Can corporate keep up?

    If Doug and friends are doing nothing to prepare you for this I would be asking why.
     

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