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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||maintenance : inspector|
|Function||maintenance : technician|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
maintenance problem : improper documentation
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
non adherence : far
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Maintenance||contributing factor : weather|
contributing factor : schedule pressure
performance deficiency : installation
performance deficiency : scheduled maintenance
performance deficiency : non compliance with legal requirements
performance deficiency : logbook entry
|Problem Areas||Maintenance Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Maintenance Human Performance|
I was sent to ZZZ to assist air carrier with the vendor final walkaround inspection. All discrepancies were documented on the final walkaround worksheet. My understanding is that all items written are then evaluated and xfered to non routines to be worked. While inspecting the cockpit I noted that maintenance contractor had painted over both sliding window frames sealant, but had not addressed the poor workmanship of the sealant. The sealant along the forward ends was rough and uneven. It appeared the original sealant wasn't given the proper amount of time to cure prior to use. Subsequent pressurization had only aggravated matters.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MLG RELEASED FROM CONTRACT HVY MAINT WAS FOUND TO HAVE COCKPIT SLIDING WINDOWS IMPROPERLY SEALED AND SEALANT FAILURE FROM PRESSURIZATION.
Narrative: I WAS SENT TO ZZZ TO ASSIST ACR WITH THE VENDOR FINAL WALKAROUND INSPECTION. ALL DISCREPANCIES WERE DOCUMENTED ON THE FINAL WALKAROUND WORKSHEET. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT ALL ITEMS WRITTEN ARE THEN EVALUATED AND XFERED TO NON ROUTINES TO BE WORKED. WHILE INSPECTING THE COCKPIT I NOTED THAT MAINT CONTRACTOR HAD PAINTED OVER BOTH SLIDING WINDOW FRAMES SEALANT, BUT HAD NOT ADDRESSED THE POOR WORKMANSHIP OF THE SEALANT. THE SEALANT ALONG THE FORWARD ENDS WAS ROUGH AND UNEVEN. IT APPEARED THE ORIGINAL SEALANT WASN'T GIVEN THE PROPER AMOUNT OF TIME TO CURE PRIOR TO USE. SUBSEQUENT PRESSURIZATION HAD ONLY AGGRAVATED MATTERS.
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.