|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ord|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||other personnel other|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Airlines was observed training (unlicensed) customer service personnel from various outstations to perform oil service on aircraft. A very unsafe practice to start and continue. Normally the work is performed by licensed a&P's from company or contract labor organizations. Anything is considered to save money.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTR FEARS THAT UNLICENSED PERSONNEL ADDING OIL TO ACR ACFT ENGS IS ILLEGAL.
Narrative: AIRLINES WAS OBSERVED TRAINING (UNLICENSED) CUSTOMER SVC PERSONNEL FROM VARIOUS OUTSTATIONS TO PERFORM OIL SVC ON ACFT. A VERY UNSAFE PRACTICE TO START AND CONTINUE. NORMALLY THE WORK IS PERFORMED BY LICENSED A&P'S FROM COMPANY OR CONTRACT LABOR ORGANIZATIONS. ANYTHING IS CONSIDERED TO SAVE MONEY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.