I was just watching Frontline on PBS
During this entire oppression of rights of privacy and the TSA grouping individuals there is something many people do not know.
While the Govt. does not trust individuals they show so much trust on the backend you would be shocked
Airline maintenance, to save costs many airline companies outsource their aircraft maintenance to places like Turkey for cheap labour, without any
checks on the non-certified aircraft below minimum wage aircraft "engineers" working on planes.
Also there's a company called ST Aerospace Mobile who owns major airline maintenance contracts
This companies has a few american employees but it also provides work VISAS for people from Turkey, the Ukraine, Japan many other places around the
world. Many of these people do not speak english but are expected to follow an english manual on Boeing Mechanics.
The FAA does not require these "Engineers" to have any form of specialized education or certifications
They only judge the competency level of individuals as does the company ST Aerospace Mobile
Unless the individual was hired by a recruiting firm
One person working for ST said he contacted a recruiting firm that he never met, went to ST Aerospace Mobile and expected an interview but instead was
expected to start working immediately with no test or anything.
Also this company ST has many many many undocumented and "illegal" aircraft parts that they do not know where they came from.
This entire scenario is madness
They do not trust individuals, they grope them, rape them of their rights but believe faceless nobodies in Turkey for going in and working on the
aircraft for maintenance.
Also some employees spoke of PencilWhipping, where managers just sign saying this work was well done but no inspection has been made whatsoever. And
engineers are also on the clock and sometimes are not allowed to work on a problem for more than a pre-defined amount of time even if more work is
What in the world.........