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Old 04-02-2011, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by LuvJockey
That was a joke. There are lots at SWA and a whole lot of other airlines too.
Gotcha!!!
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:34 AM
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I had a FAA inspector on my JS from ATL-DTW who was headed to Hong Kong to do a mx inspection on an overhaul facility. So what kind of oversight is not being done?
In many countries it is illegal to perform drug/alcohol tests on employees. Federal law conveniently waives that requirement if work is done outside the US... Total BS and hypocrisy on the part of the Fed.

If they want to outsource, fine but they need IDENTICAL standards on all safety-related aspects of doing so.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hacker15e
What is 'going on' is that they're having hundreds of thousands of completely safe and trouble-free flight hours.

And so are the older Buses and MD's..... Guess what? No holes. I haven't read anything about an older Bus or DC or MD blowing a hole in it and they have "hundreds of thousands of completely safe and trouble-free flight hours" AND NO HOLES.

So the question stands -

Boeing 757 at American = Hole
Boeing 737 (x2 now) at SWA = Hole(s)

Maybe related or maybe not but 732 Aloha with no top

So what is happening with the Boeing narrowbody aircraft that they are having this issue at all. 3 (or 4) with holes and rapid decompression is 3 (or 4) too many.

I fly them, I don't build them. However, it seems to me that there is a fatigue issue with the Boeing that perhaps is unique.

This is not bashing on Boeing, this is my asking a question of why only Boeing narrowbodies??? 757 and 737 use the same barrel if I am correct.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by FastDEW
Boeing 737 (x2 now) at SWA = Hole(s)

Maybe related or maybe not but 732 Aloha with no top

So what is happening with the Boeing narrowbody aircraft that they are having this issue at all. 3 (or 4) with holes and rapid decompression is 3 (or 4) too many.
Yeah, three in 22 years. That's a HUGE trend.
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Yeah, three in 22 years. That's a HUGE trend.
No. Do some research before you speak. It has been 3 in 2 years! American 757, and TWO SWA 737's.

Boeing = 3 in 2 years.

Airbus / MD = 0 in 30 years.

Stop trying to stick your head in the sand. There is something that is different on the Boeing that needs to be addressed because the older 15+ airframes of the 75 and 73 are having issues with fatigue.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by FastDEW
No. Do some research before you speak. It has been 3 in 2 years! American 757, and TWO SWA 737's.

Boeing = 3 in 2 years.

Airbus / MD = 0 in 30 years.

Stop trying to stick your head in the sand. There is something that is different on the Boeing that needs to be addressed because the older 15+ airframes of the 75 and 73 are having issues with fatigue.
Another question that should be asked; Is there something different about the way in which SWA operates and maintains their fleet that could be the cause.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777
In many countries it is illegal to perform drug/alcohol tests on employees. Federal law conveniently waives that requirement if work is done outside the US... Total BS and hypocrisy on the part of the Fed.

If they want to outsource, fine but they need IDENTICAL standards on all safety-related aspects of doing so.
Not to mention they have to give weeks (or months) notice in advance of a visit. After all, you need to get a visa to enter some of those countries to show up in the first place. No real way to do surprise inspections.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:03 PM
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Its called cycles you junior PhD aero experts....SWA flies way more cycles per month on a jet than most airlines I surmise.
I fly them and I used to build em so ...hmmm.

Would take a Boeing over a Airbus any day for durability. No....757 and 737 dont share a common fuselage barrel ...d'oh.

Calm down and say " aging aircraft issues". Good thing the who section didnt peel back ala Alaska 737.

Let the OEM and NTSB do their work folks and breath easy.

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Originally Posted by BoeingJetDriver
Its called cycles you junior PhD aero experts....SWA flies way more cycles per month on a jet than most airlines I surmise.
I fly them and I used to build em so ...hmmm.

Would take a Boeing over a Airbus any day for durability. No....757 and 737 dont share a common fuselage barrel ...d'oh.

Calm down and say " aging aircraft issues". Good thing the who section didnt peel back ala Alaska 737.

Let the OEM and NTSB do their work folks and breath easy.

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They also might be taking short cuts on mx and flying past limits on occasion to make schedule and more flight pay (less block equal ability to pickup more flying).
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