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Old 21st May 2017, 21:33
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Maintenence and support

Zetec 2 The problem is the RAF have not been seen to actually 'control/oversee' the status of the fleet to satisfy basic airworthiness conditions. The outsourced engineering and audit control has been found wanting and as yet no one at RAF/MOD level has been able to find a sensible way ahead. There are reputations at stake here therefore delay and (lots of meetings) means the trail gets colder every week. I suspect many of those involved have retired or moved elsewhere therefore making it an even more difficult job of sorting it out. Mind you we do have an unenviable safety record for ATC gliding as from 2014 due in the main to the lack of any activity. At the end of the day the fleet was used by the Air Training Corps Volunteers under RAF/MOD scrutiny, and the Corps has been let down by the full time paid staff who were responsible for its overall airworthiness.
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