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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : multi engine
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 1100
|Anomaly||maintenance problem : improper maintenance|
maintenance problem : improper documentation
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : person 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : investigated|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : schedule pressure|
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
performance deficiency : repair
performance deficiency : logbook entry
performance deficiency : inspection
performance deficiency : fault isolation
Maintenance Human Performance
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
|Publication||General Proc Manual|
In the documents I sent the FAA, I spell out the maintenance problems that are, or have occurred at this repair station. I noticed the maintenance staff doing annual and 100 hour inspections in short periods of times (2-4 hours). The repair station having questionable equipment around for maintenance use, the maintenance staff not keeping up logbook record keeping, ie, logging annual inspections. They have allowed numerous aircraft to return to service without problems being fixed and without complying with the plane's airworthiness certificate. This was found after they had signed it off and it was returned to service. Numerous unsafe maintenance practices are done at this facility.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A FLT INSTRUCTOR ALLEGES POOR MAINT ON THE TRAINING FLEET. SHORT ANNUAL INSPECTIONS, LOGBOOK RECORDS NOT UPDATED AND PROBS NOT FIXED.
Narrative: IN THE DOCUMENTS I SENT THE FAA, I SPELL OUT THE MAINT PROBS THAT ARE, OR HAVE OCCURRED AT THIS REPAIR STATION. I NOTICED THE MAINT STAFF DOING ANNUAL AND 100 HR INSPECTIONS IN SHORT PERIODS OF TIMES (2-4 HRS). THE REPAIR STATION HAVING QUESTIONABLE EQUIP AROUND FOR MAINT USE, THE MAINT STAFF NOT KEEPING UP LOGBOOK RECORD KEEPING, IE, LOGGING ANNUAL INSPECTIONS. THEY HAVE ALLOWED NUMEROUS ACFT TO RETURN TO SVC WITHOUT PROBS BEING FIXED AND WITHOUT COMPLYING WITH THE PLANE'S AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE. THIS WAS FOUND AFTER THEY HAD SIGNED IT OFF AND IT WAS RETURNED TO SVC. NUMEROUS UNSAFE MAINT PRACTICES ARE DONE AT THIS FACILITY.
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.