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IHI admits to aircraft engine inspections by unqualified workers

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Japan Airlines Co and All Nippon Airways C. said Tuesday IHI told them that no engines inspected by the company have safety issues.

Oh well, if they said so, it should be fine.

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It is interesting that credentials and certification are the only way to indicate and verify that a person is actually "qualified" to do inspections. Rather than one certified inspector, how about three experienced inspector looking at the work from different perspectives and experience?

It is like saying a person with a PHD in Economics or with MBA can be a CEO or Pressident or even a Director of Marketing and Sales only because of their degrees.

It is just as irrational as "forcing" a well experienced and fully trained and willing person to retire at age 60.

Why make it an issue..?

Is it some effort to discredit Japanese quality inspection system to favor other countries?

These announcements are too frequent recently, that appear to show the media is "targeting" inspection systems... for some reason yet to be disclosed or to be questioned and checked on and reported.

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They won't recall any until there's a catastrophic failure and crash. Then they'll say they couldn't have known, and will do an internal investigation, finding themselves innocent, but the president will, "Step down to take responsibility for the lack of trust, which is unfortunate, though we are not responsible," where he'll then go on to his next amakudari job after getting his golden parachute.

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So, this is another case of a Japanese company fraudulently completing safety inspections. In the case, the inspections could cost hundreds of lives if they were not carried out properly. And, what are the charges? Nothing, of course! They have bowed to take administrative action to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Japanese ‘bushido’ (the code of honor) is nothing more than ‘bullshido’.

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That entire facility should be decertified immediately. If I was in control of either Boeing or Airbus - the two largest passenger aircraft manufacturers in the world, with their reputations at stake - I would demand it.

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oh great, cars are one thing, Aircraft Engines - that's completely another. Criminal investigation?

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That entire facility should be decertified immediately. If I was in control of either Boeing or Airbus - the two largest passenger aircraft manufacturers in the world, with their reputations at stake - I would demand it.

I agree about decertifying the facility, if not the whole company. But neither Boeing nor Airbus has a stake in this - they don't make engines, and they don't dictate what maintenance facility the airlines should use to maintain them. Engines are specified by the airline that originally ordered the airplane, and they can select from one of several manufacturers (General Electric, Pratt & Whitney or Rolls-Royce for large planes).

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@kaze...

Nobody asks for a degree but to be qualified, i.e. a certification you can undertake a high responsibility job and sign off quality release.

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If I travel through Japan, I will take the train. If the engine conks out, at least we will not go plummeting to the ground at 300 miles an hour.

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"We will consider taking necessary administrative measures,"

They will CONSIDER taking measures. Hilarious! But I expected nothing less from these irresponsible buffoons. Japan in a nutshell. Stark contrast with what someone recently had to go through for far less.

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Another unacceptable blow to the Japan’s industrial invincibility.

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"We deeply apologize for causing concern and worries to our stakeholders, including customers and clients,"

...but not for possible risk to life and limb of passengers and crew.... LOL

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If I travel through Japan, I will take the train.

Last year the manufacturer of shinkansen trains admitted faults in the production of the trains' chassis, leading to cracks during operation.

I think the next era name should be 不正. Simple to write, appropriate for the times.

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