Skip to comments.Some US Airlines Outsource Maintenance to Central America
Posted on 01/21/2005 11:15:13 AM PST by null and void
There's more outsourcing of jobs -- now it's the airlines industry.
The latest, preferred location for airline maintenance? El Salvador.
The Wall Street Journal reports at least two airlines -- Jet Blue and America West -- send their planes to El Salvador for "long distance" maintenance, outsourcing the work to cut costs.
Air safety experts are said be concerned that it jeopardizes safety and makes scrutiny by regulatory agencies more difficult.
ping the usual suspects...
You beat me by seconds...Guess great minds think alike!
Or we just both read Drudge...
My daughter says America West sucks---wait till I tell her this.
As if we needed another reason!
In addition to having George Soros as their largest stockholder,
using the European aircraft Airbus instead of Boeing jets,
and turning over private passenger records to the govt.,
now we can add this one to the list!
Don't fly JETBLUE--your money is helping George Soros--and maintenance jobs are being sent overseas!! JetBlue doesn't like to publicly discuss these two facts.
Similar rumors about Northwest Airlines.
ST. PAUL (AP) - An ambitious plan to expand the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport got off to a fast start when Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Northwest Airlines executives announced it last fall. But on Tuesday, Northwest mechanics and some lawmakers urged a slowdown, saying the plan puts 2,000 jobs at risk.
The "2020 Vision" expansion calls for the demolition of several Northwest maintenance hangars at the airport, to make room for more gates. With those hangars gone, mechanics' jobs would be sure to follow, said Ted Ludwig, president of Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 33.
Who knew I was ahead of the curve 10 years ago when I stopped flying America West! I still have 200,000 skymiles with this LOUSY Airline which I NEVER use. However, it's a Win-Win: They don't respect me as a passenger/customer and I take my business to Delta and American.
The US has the highest standards of Aircraft Maintenance in the world.
I finance US manufactured aircraft for export to foreign countries.
I can not finance a US manufactured aircraft for export if that aircraft has been maintained outside of the US.
There is a good reason for that and it has nothing to do with free trade.
And that's not even to mention the benefits of using El Salvador's well-known 'world-class aircraft maintenance'! <-rolling eyes
Every knows that if you want cheap, productive, and the highest-quality jet maintenance--El Salvador is the place to go!! <--sarcasm off
I think there might be a few US troops on leave who could use some skymiles. (For that matter, I wouldn't mind a couple thousand myself!)
I'm sure that as the largest stockholder in JetBlue-George Soros has no problem at all with JetBlue OUTSOURCING it's maintenance to El Salvador.
Where are all the 'Free-Trader' comments on this one???
You get what you pay for...
Beats me! (Maybe cuz it isn't China?)
<--still waiting for someone to step up on this one
I'd like to hear Greg Mankiw explain the benefits of outsourcing on this one....lol
It's not just the jobs, think about the security...
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