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Senators Call for FAA Investigation After CBS Television Releases Report on Mechanics Ignoring Security Issues

Air mechanics under pressure Senators Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, urge FAA to investigate after a report from CBS News found that there was pressure on mechanics to ignore potential safety issues and "shorten the critical work they… Continue Reading →

Line mechanics feel obliged to neglect potential safety issues

Airline mechanics say they feel compelled by management to look away when they see potential safety issues in aircraft, reveals an eight-month survey conducted by CBS News. In some cases, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to these mechanics…. Continue Reading →

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