published: 05 APR 2007 by Harro Ranter, ASN
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport issued a warning against All Nippon Airways for allowing 11 unlicensed mechanics to make final aircraft checks between January 2006 and March 2007. The ministry requested ANA to conduct an investigation and file a report of its measures.
A total of 63 aircraft were checked by unlicensed staff. Sixty of the total involve checks of cargo planes done by mechanics who have in-house licenses only for passenger planes of the same type. There were three other cases involving checks by personnel who received training to do so but have yet to receive the formal in-house license. (Kyodo)