Plane Maintenance Problems


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With many of the commercial airplanes now flying over US skies accumulating many hours in flight, today's airplanes need to be checked up on and maintained to the highest standard of quality. The consequence of not properly maintaining an airplane is a very serious matter.

Contact an Aviation Attorney near you to find out more about your legal rights.

Maintenance problems on airplanes is a constant threat to your safety every time you get on board for a flight. When an airplane has an accident, several agencies investigate the root cause of the accident and possible ways this tragedy could have been avoided. In addition to the NTSB, FAA and FBI, accident investigation may involve foreign or local authorities or the Departments of Justice, State and/or Defense. In the event of a large airline crash, many relief organizations also come to the aid of rescue workers and victims as well. The American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are two notable organizations who are involved in this process.

Common Aviation Maintenance Problems include:

  • Engine Shutdowns
  • Hull Failure
  • Small Plane Crash Icing
  • Pilot Errors & Negligence
  • Structural Design Problems
  • Defective Plane Parts
  • Flight Employee Negligence
  • Commercial Airline Errors
  • Commercial Manufacturing

Maintenance problems on airplanes is a constant threat to your safety every time you get on board for a flight. An estimated 20 to 30% of engine shutdowns are caused by maintenance errors. The average cost for a single shutdown is estimated at $500,000; the average cost for a ground damage incident is $70,000, although recent research indicates the actual out-of-pocket cost may be six times higher. Flight delays run a minimum of $10,000 per hour, and cancellations at $50,000 each. Conservative estimates indicate maintenance errors cost airlines around $2 billion per year.

Contact an Aviation Attorney near you to find out more about your legal rights.

 

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