September 18, 2019
"That was a brand new airplane. If they had a problem, why didn't they go back to Boeing for a brand new part?"
"Many airlines today are outsourcing both line maintenance and their heavy base maintenance functions."
"While the services can be outsourced, the accountability and and responsibility must remain with the operator!"
Flight Safety Detectives John Goglia and Greg Feith discuss the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash with Captain George H. Snyder, President and CEO of GHS Aviation Group and former Vice President of safety for USAir and Korean Airlines. They discuss the importance of maintenance accountability, life and death issues around language barriers, misinterpretation in operating procedures worldwide, and the process of verifying whether new or used parts are airworthy.