On November 10th an Air France A340 left a maintenance facility in China with missing screws between the wing and fuselage. But the flight didn’t just make it to Paris before the air carrier caught the mistake, the plane made it all the way to Boston.
A spokesman claims that at no time did this mistake pose a safety threat even though the panel is designed to reduce drag.
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Taeco, the aircraft engineer company is based in Xaimen. Customers that have their aircraft serviced at Taeco include British Airways, American Airlines, Korean Air and Lufthansa.
I wonder how much damage control this requires compared to US Airways having a man stand for a flight over 7 hours?