posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 09:21 AM
Ok, this is scary as hell. Jerry Edward Kuwata, formerly an executive with WECO Aerospace, which had repair contracts with DHS, and the City of Los
Angeles plead guilty to "recklessly endangering the safety of an aircraft". He and several others were indicted in September of 2011, for failing
to follow CMM and FAA regulations to repair aircraft parts.
According to the indictment, repairs were completed improperly, and customers were told that they were done to FAA standards. In one incident an
employee allegedly used paperclips to repair a part, and told the customer that the repair had been done properly.
From what I can find out about them, they serviced generators, airspeed indicators, artificial horizons, directional gyros, encoding altimeters,
horizontal situation indicators, and inverters/converters. Not like it was anything you actually needed to fly the plane safely.
He faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. I hope they throw the book at him.