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Dodgy Spares

Tin basher

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Not our stackers obviously but it seems certain elements of the aviation industry are getting a litle concerned there might be dodgy items in the civvy airlines spares system. It may well be just uninformed journalistic scare mongering but................

"AOG Technics Ltd, based in London, is being investigated by regulators over claims it supplied fake parts for jet engines powering many older-generation Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 planes. The scandal has already engulfed the US airline industry, and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed some parts sourced from AOG Technics are on engines fitted to UK aircraft."


 

UlsterExile

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AOG Technics - :unsure: very military sounding. would not be surprised its some Ex-Stacker trying to make a quick buck or two but not realising that every part is conditional or non-conditional.
 

Tin basher

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Interesting choice of company name. AOG those three letters used to bring a sense of urgency to the parts supply machine.
AOG Aircraft on Ground. No spares No fix No Sortie.
 

Tin basher

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Budget airline Ryanair now found to have AOG supplied dodgy spares on some jets.

 

Barch

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This problem has been going on for many years, it wasn't long since there was a scare when they found counterfeit fin attachment bolts on a few airliners.

This is what you get when accountants run engineering disciplines, always looking for the cheaper option and the reason things are so cheap is because ???
 

Wobbly_Jon

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This problem has been going on for many years, it wasn't long since there was a scare when they found counterfeit fin attachment bolts on a few airliners.

This is what you get when accountants run engineering disciplines, always looking for the cheaper option and the reason things are so cheap is because ???
It's just the same in everywhere these days, accountants rule or else and, non-engineers in engineering management. They don't understand cheap parts actually increase costs to early failure and subsequent re-working the fix again and again etc
 

busby1971

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This feels more like supply chain fraud than penny pinching, although if a supplier is significantly cheaper than the competion, questions should really be asked.
 

Rigga

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A Portuguese airline (TAP) engineer spotted old bolts with a Form 1 that said they were new - and started this episode off.. About 3,000 parts have passed through this company over some 8 years of ‘trading’. As far as I know this is all for CFM56 engines mostly mounted on 737 and 320 series aircraft. (I was once a 737 engineer and I’ve done some 320/321 work) From what I gather this is mainly about bolts and mounting structure and that they are genuine parts but were scrapped at some point. It takes ages to r=trawl through files looking for a link to a possible part supplier and if Ryanair says AOG wasnt a supplier, then another supplier has sourced parts from AOG….an added depth of searching.
 
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