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Resource ID: #18991
Subject: Aviation
Source: Forbes Magazine
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Date: 1-Apr

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Forbes reports on conflicts between mechanics and executives at major airlines. Mechanics often alert the companies about maintenance problems in the planes, however, airlines refuse to make additional expenditures to fix them. Northwest Airlines even fired a mechanic for excessive write-ups, Tatge reports. America West Airlines and American Airlines have been found to have the most maintenance lapses. The story is based on a database from the Federal Aviation Administration of accidents related to bad maintenance.

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