Outsourcing Safety: Boeing Jets Repairs in El Salvador

Number 25346
Subject Aviation
Source KIRO-TV (Seattle)
State Washington
Year 2011
Publication Date May 17 to July 27, 2011
Summary KIRO Team 7 investigators travel to El Salvador, uncovering a series of safety lapses at a Boeing jet maintenance facility. We found unqualified $2 an hour mechanics, the use of broken parts, failures to properly connect electrical wiring inside aircraft and the hiring of a work force that had trouble reading English-only Boeing jet repair manuals. This team of reporters also uncovered the locations of where major U.S. carriers take their jets out of the country for repair (Guadalajara, Taipei, Hong Kong, El Salvador, Beijing, Mexico City and Guatemala).
Category Contest Entry
Pages 16
Keywords Boeing; jets; broken parts; U.S. carriers
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