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Tag Archives: airplane maintenance
March 10, 2017 Iberia Airlines
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Agustín Cordero joined Iberia’s maintenance team in 1979, while Antonio Jiménez is a relatively recent hire. And they both share a love and understanding of aircraft. They treat them with tender, loving care, leave them in tiptop condition, and watch them fly high almost as if they were their children leaving the nest. Now these two gents engage in an animated conversation about their lives and careers, including some tricks of the trade and how that trade has evolved over the years.
What do aircraft dream about when they sleep in their hangars?
Since it’s a truism that in order to know where you’re headed, you first need to comprehend where you come from, we have been running in our inflight magazine Ronda a monthly series of “Ronda Conversations“to learn from the past and forge an even better future. In our January edition, retired flight attendant Gemma González conversed with currently serving F/A Lourdes Arregui to examine the changes that have taken place in their jobs over the years, and in the February it was the turn of our maintenance technicians. Read Agustín and Antonio’s Ronda Conversation here.
And stay tuned for more fascinating Ronda Conversations to come!
November 12, 2013 Javier Pedreira (Wicho)
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That air travel is the safest form of transportation going is not mere happenstance but rather due to rigourous maintenance of equipment and exhaustive training of personnel.
Although in 2010 Iberia added a major maintenance hangar at Barcelona airport, since the 1970s the primary maintenance facilities have been headquartered adjacent to Barajas Airport in a suburban Madrid industrial zone called La Muñoza. This 220,000-square metre (54-acre) is where aircraft engines constantly arrive for tuneups and repairs — whether after accumulating a standard number of flying hours or takeoffs/landings, or, much less commonly, due to malfunctions. Iberia’s own aircraft are brought directly in and their engines detached, while those of other airlines are trucked in from Barajas. Keep reading