Today's Talking Point
Aircraft maintenance may face some regulatory challenges in 2017, especially from the EU.
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I suppose unless it's illegal, then why should airlines like Air France have to make moral judgement? If they're acting perfectly within law, then they don't care- especially if other airlines won't take on the business!
Isn't a member of the Flight Deck supposed to do an inspection prior to departure?
I find this alarming that it was not identified during the pre-flight check. Is it not the pilot's responsibility to ensure that his airplane is in safe condition prior to taking off.
It was apparently noticable from the window of the passanger section.
A350 will fly at PAS. CSeries will not. That is my shot in the not-so-dark.
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