Special report shows scary news about America’s supposed safe and friendly skiesFebruary 11, 20191 min read
It’s alarming to say the least. A CBS NEWs special report revealed that aviation mechanics are alleging they are being pressure to ‘look the other way’ when they see potential safety problems on airplanes.
The link to the report is attached and is well-worth watching to appreciate the context and concern of the complaints being lodged.
Now if these claims are true, it’s a startling trend.
· Is this all a matter of cutting costs as margins in the industry continue to shrink?
· Does this have anything to do with the professional pilot shortage?
· What are the consequences for airlines, insurers and the industry?
· Is there any recourse the government can take against these actions?
· Can mechanics push back or grieve these requests?
· And are these requests illegal and if so – what are the charges that could be laid?
There are a lot of questions to be answered and that’s where the experts from Farmingdale State College can help.
Dr. Michael Canders is an Associate Professor and Director of the Aviation Center at Farmingdale. He has flown airplanes and helicopters for over four decades and is an expert in aviation and flight safety. Michael is available to speak about this topic – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.
Michael Canders Aviation Center Director, Associate Professor
Dr. Canders is an airline transport pilot, commercial helicopter pilot, and drone pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours experience.