- Mar 12, 2003
The new AA maintenance program is doomed for failure and lost revenue. If Austin is any indication , I can only imagine the problems at the class 1 stations. 2 days in and 2 kickoff flight delays. Last night they assigned the new PS check on the previous no check a/c. The #2 main tire was at 120 psi. That required changing the #1 and #2. If that had been a no check A/C would have been 3 in 3 days. There is no telling how long the psi in the tire was that low because the plane had not had a check in 3 days. The pilots did not know what the pressure was because the guage was filthy and they could not possibly read it. It seems as though AA''s new motto is SAFETY BEGINS IN THE POCKETBOOK! The sad thing is it will end up costing more in the interim and the long run.