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As the Wrench Turns
05.03.16 | 7:58 PM

Torqued: The FAA Needs to Listen to Aviation Workers, Too

 With the changes last year to the FAA’s compliance philosophy, listening to frontline workers when they raise safety concerns has become even more critical for

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02.01.16 | 8:10 PM

Drones for Maintenance? - John Goglia

 With all the negative press about drones, it’s hard sometimes to even find out about some of the exciting possibilities that drone technology offers, especially in the maintenance arena

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12.31.15 | 5:51 PM

Ghastly Accident at Air India Highlights Importance of Worker Safety | John Goglia

 The tragic accident this past month involving a service technician that was working an Air India flight  pushing back from the gate at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Ai

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11.30.15 | 7:53 PM

Mechanics Need to Know Their Rights

 I was disheartened to hear recently of an airline mechanic who was fired from his job for reporting safety violations.  More >>

10.30.15 | 11:12 PM

Fixing Airplanes in Guyana

 Aviation is so much a part of the US economy that we may sometimes forget what a very central role it plays in so many aspects of national and international commerce.More >>

09.30.15 | 11:48 PM

Of Maintenance and Fatigue - John Goglia

 I recently wrote about an accident investigation conducted by the British equivalent of the NTSB that concluded that maintenance errors were the probable cause.  The acciden

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09.01.15 | 2:40 PM

Why Mechanics Should Think Twice about Taxiing Aircraft

 Seeing the Southwest 737 in the mud at Orlando International Airport with a broken nose landing gear this past week reminded me why I think mechanics should think twice about taxiing aircraft

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08.03.15 | 5:38 AM

Could this Maintenance Accident Happen to You? - John Goglia

 Some of you may remember the British Airways Airbus 319 aircraft that lost the fan cowl doors from both engines on take-off from Heathrow Airport two years ago resulting in damage to the airc

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07.01.15 | 4:40 AM

How are Light Weight Aircraft Materials Holding Up? John Goglia

As we all know, aircraft manufacturers have been under tremendous competitive pressure to lighten up their aircraft so the airline customers who buy them can increase the aircraft’s range and

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06.01.15 | 5:29 PM

Torqued: Pilots and Mechanics Must Communicate after Critical Maintenance

If you missed the NTSB’s safety alerts this past month, three were targeted at general aviation pilots and one at GA mechanics.

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