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|airport : zzz.airport
|agl single value : 0
|common carrier : air carrier
|Make Model Name
|Operating Under FAR Part
|ground : parked
|company : air carrier
|flight crew : captain
oversight : pic
|flight time last 90 days : 100
flight time total : 15000
flight time type : 2200
|aircraft equipment problem : less severe
maintenance problem : improper maintenance
|other flight crewa
|none taken : unable
|performance deficiency : unqualified personnel
Maintenance Human Performance
|Maintenance Human Performance
This is day 1 of a 3-DAY trip. We had flown 1 leg in this aircraft. While we were at the gate turning on the APU bleed air we got an APU bleed air fault which with some time on the phone we cleared up with maintenance control. Our next leg; different aircraft with our parking brake set but the status message parking brake on the upper display unit would not display. We wrote it up and then had to call in our in time and fuel quantity. After our layover on our next flight; my navigation display unit flashed between a diagonal white line and the map. We pulled out the book and could not recover the unit. We sent in the maintenance message but due to our proximity to ZZZ we did not call maintenance control. The first officer took over the flying duties and we landed. I see a bad trend here at air carrier X. This was 3 legs for me with 3 mechanical problems. I believe this trend is much worse than 6 months ago and I feel with other company notices that are coming out we are not the only fleet with problems. The FAA and air carrier X have let the contract maintenance get way out of hand. We are seeing way too many problems that are caused by bad venders or bad maintenance facilities. I feel this trend is alarming and should be corrected as soon as possible. We need our own maintenance back.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN AIR CARRIER A320 CAPTAIN REPORTED ENCOUNTERING MORE MAINTENANCE ISSUES THAN NORMAL AND EXPRESSED CONCERN WITH HIS EMPLOYER'S USE OF CONTRACT MAINTENANCE.
Narrative: THIS IS DAY 1 OF A 3-DAY TRIP. WE HAD FLOWN 1 LEG IN THIS ACFT. WHILE WE WERE AT THE GATE TURNING ON THE APU BLEED AIR WE GOT AN APU BLEED AIR FAULT WHICH WITH SOME TIME ON THE PHONE WE CLEARED UP WITH MAINT CTL. OUR NEXT LEG; DIFFERENT ACFT WITH OUR PARKING BRAKE SET BUT THE STATUS MESSAGE PARKING BRAKE ON THE UPPER DISPLAY UNIT WOULD NOT DISPLAY. WE WROTE IT UP AND THEN HAD TO CALL IN OUR IN TIME AND FUEL QUANTITY. AFTER OUR LAYOVER ON OUR NEXT FLT; MY NAV DISPLAY UNIT FLASHED BTWN A DIAGONAL WHITE LINE AND THE MAP. WE PULLED OUT THE BOOK AND COULD NOT RECOVER THE UNIT. WE SENT IN THE MAINT MESSAGE BUT DUE TO OUR PROX TO ZZZ WE DID NOT CALL MAINT CTL. THE FO TOOK OVER THE FLYING DUTIES AND WE LANDED. I SEE A BAD TREND HERE AT ACR X. THIS WAS 3 LEGS FOR ME WITH 3 MECHANICAL PROBS. I BELIEVE THIS TREND IS MUCH WORSE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO AND I FEEL WITH OTHER COMPANY NOTICES THAT ARE COMING OUT WE ARE NOT THE ONLY FLEET WITH PROBS. THE FAA AND ACR X HAVE LET THE CONTRACT MAINT GET WAY OUT OF HAND. WE ARE SEEING WAY TOO MANY PROBS THAT ARE CAUSED BY BAD VENDERS OR BAD MAINT FACILITIES. I FEEL THIS TREND IS ALARMING AND SHOULD BE CORRECTED ASAP. WE NEED OUR OWN MAINT BACK.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 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.