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Tue, Nov 08, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.08.05)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"There were incompletely installed engines in the shop with parts hanging from them, which in itself is not alarming, but there was no paperwork anywhere to document what was supposed to be happening with the engines... [a manager] said some were going onto live aircraft and others back to the leasing company for major overhaul or disposal, but there was no paperwork to identify which was which. In addition to that, the right tools for the jobs they were assigned were unavailable."

Source: AMFA National Safety and Standards Director John Glynn, speaking to the Memphis Business Journal about two strikebreakers who crossed picket lines in the three-month old Northwest mechanics strike, but then quit the carrier again when they found what Glynn calls "serious safety concerns" with Northwest's operations.

FMI: www.amfanatl.org, www.nwa.com

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