I listened to an interesting piece this morning on Radio 4 with John Humphrys. He was talking to Mervyn Granshaw of BALPA and Fred Bruggeman representing Aircraft Engineers International (AEI). The latter raised concerns over pilots not reporting technical issues with their aircraft until the last leg of their rosta had been flown, thus avoiding flight delays and the associated costs.
It was Mr Bruggeman's view that regulatory bodies should should verify aircraft logs and question maintenance records where technical issues were only raised on the last flight. In some cases it was found that serious technical issues were ignored and flights continued to be undertaken.
Whilst it was stressed some airlines are better than others, I'm currious if anyone out there whether an engineer or a pilot has direct experience of this?
Hmmm, interesting. Glad I'm not flying long haul anywhere soon!!!!
Is there anybody out there?