USA JET extends maintenance checks

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A few months after the company laid off 2/3 of its work force they found out that they didn't have enough mechanics to maintain the fleet. Imagine that. Nor did they have enough pilots to fly them. So the company extended the maintenance checks on its aircraft. Instead of pre-fighting the aircraft every three days they now check them once a week. They also increased the C-check from 3 years to 4 years, just so they woundn't have to do a C-check on a DC-9 which was due, and already parked. Now thats doing buisness. Lets see, last time I checked their aircraft average age was between 35 to 40 years old. I guess they are running with the saying, "everything gets better with age." Well that might be true with wine but not with aircraft. Once again USA JET finds a way to save money. "Don't look at the planes as often and they won't break," seems to be managements new saying. :puke:
 

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yeah ive said before that is real sh1tty operation over there. too bad too. This just proves it more and more.
 

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All FAA legal and the same thing they have been doing for years. Kinda like training at NJ, all FAA legal but not really as good as it could be, source NJ pilots who have been through a real training program, like USA Jet
 

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All FAA legal and the same thing they have been doing for years. Kinda like training at NJ, all FAA legal but not really as good as it could be, source NJ pilots who have been through a real training program, like USA Jet
your obsession makes you look psychotic.
 

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Pre-req

your obsession makes you look psychotic.
Isn't that pre-req to posting on FI, along with bad-mouthing, name-calling, ignoring reality and other anti-social behavior? I just happen to be very proud of my mentoring role in helping pilots get their careers started, so they could go to places like JB, DAL, Spirit, NJ, etc. I don't of any of the pilots with which I have worked closely that have any problem with what I have done.
 
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I have always heard that the DA 20 program there is thorough.
 

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All FAA legal and the same thing they have been doing for years. Kinda like training at NJ, all FAA legal but not really as good as it could be, source NJ pilots who have been through a real training program, like USA Jet
I didnt say anything about the pilot training. Maybe you shouldn't post anymore, it makes you look kinda stupid...sorry
 

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I have always heard that the DA 20 program there is thorough.

I've heard as much as well.

No BS; I'm fairly confident guys like Pilotyip could make *most* in professional aviation his b1tch and outfly the hell out of them.

There was certainly nobody with those kinds of credentials where I came from flying the DA-20, and I think it was more representative of the norm outside of a place like USAJet.
 

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No BS; I'm fairly confident guys like Pilotyip could make *most* in professional aviation his b1tch and outfly the hell out of them.
flying is the easy part, get him some training and credentials on "attitude" and you'd have it all.
 

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Aboout 13 years ago, I got to enjoy some deferred maintenance first hand. The APU was MEL'd, and the circuit breaker was pulled & collared because it was due an inspection. I ended up in Hermosillo, and it was 115 degrees. Shortly after we shutdown the engines, we were informed that there was going to be a customs delay of 3 to 4 hours. We were not permitted to leave the plane.

On another note, if you do have an apu, the DC-9 gets nice and cool up front if you close the outflow valve & crack open the cockpit windows.
 

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A lot of that going around

I didnt say anything about the pilot training. Maybe you shouldn't post anymore, it makes you look kinda stupid...sorry
Again isn't stupid a pre-req. for posting on FI? And name calling again is in the highest traditions of FI, you fit in perfectly, keep up the good work your posts brings all to a higher level of understanding. Your ability to boil down a complex issue into a few quickly launched harpoons is unsurpassed. We are all blessed to have you in our lives. BTW I was talking about FAA reg. compliance, training fits into that definition and in my humble opinion is an acceptable way to illustrate a point.
 
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dont worry about what I do, you got enough problems of your own.

If you dont know why i targeted you then you probly dont deserve to know in the first place.

think about it.
 

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Again Classic FI style

dont worry about what I do, you got enough problems of your own.

If you dont know why i targeted you then you probly dont deserve to know in the first place.

think about it.
Why you are becoming an FI classic
 

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All FAA legal and the same thing they have been doing for years. Kinda like training at NJ, all FAA legal but not really as good as it could be, source NJ pilots who have been through a real training program, like USA Jet

Its not really the same thing they have been doing for years. Sure its legal but that doesn't mean its good. USA JET had a great maintenance staff, with the exception of a few butt kissers and yes men. They still have a few good guys there that have their hands full trying to keep these aging aircraft from falling from the sky. Pushing inspection times further and further away is, in ones opinion, not a good move. Those 35-40 year old planes need more attention as they get older not less. This is another way management can line the pockets of the owners/investors. This time at the expense of safety. You say FAA legal, but what it really comes down to is greed for the all mighty dollar. :(
 

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Greed is good

Its not really the same thing they have been doing for years. Sure its legal but that doesn't mean its good. USA JET had a great maintenance staff, with the exception of a few butt kissers and yes men. They still have a few good guys there that have their hands full trying to keep these aging aircraft from falling from the sky. Pushing inspection times further and further away is, in ones opinion, not a good move. Those 35-40 year old planes need more attention as they get older not less. This is another way management can line the pockets of the owners/investors. This time at the expense of safety. You say FAA legal, but what it really comes down to is greed for the all mighty dollar. :(
Greed allows rich people to buy fractional shares at places like NJ, thus providing a bunch of very good jobs. What can be bad about that?
 
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