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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 17:45
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LanChile 787s scrape wings during taxi

The Union Network Latam reported that on Sunday due to lack of staff, there was a collision between two Boeing 787 aircraft in the land - based company at the airport in Santiago.

The wings of the two ships collided causing damage that led to several flight delays, according to the guild realized in a statement.

On this situation, the Sindicial Red emphasized that "in recent months Maintenance Management has laid off about 150 workers, among them two months ago, staff of the Department of Seņaleros, responsible for collision avoidance as this Sunday. Today, where 3 people working, working one, with the same number of flights and strenuous shifts. "

"The accident Sunday is an expression of what we have denounced workers in Chile and Latin America for months , " he notes the Network castigated the policy of downsizing the company.

According to the guild, CEO, Ignacio Cueto, confirmed them have already been laid off 5,000 workers announcing "at least" 5,000 more.

"The shift of the company into the 'low cost' or 'low cost' system, also announced by Cueto a week ago, does not save costs, transfers passengers with charging for services, employees with loss of jobs And the necessary control of flight operations for their safety in the air, "the statement said.

"For each dismissed worker, maintaining the same flow of flights or more, internal procedures and with them the safety of flights are affected , " he remarked the guild.

climb Airline: At no time meant risk to employees
Through a statement, the company said that "this event occurred yesterday (November 20) when one of the aircraft was being moved into position in the Latam maintenance base in Santiago de Chile".

The company said "no passengers or crew members on board and at no time represented a risk to our employees. Once completed the respective inspections and repairs, the company expects both planes can resume operation in the short term" .

"The company reiterates its commitment to safety as a non - negotiable value in the framework of its operational standards, which immediately began a thorough investigation of what happened to prevent such incidents could be repeated in the future , " concludes the statement .

Trabajadores de Latam denuncian choque de aviones por falta de personal - Cooperativa.cl
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Thanks. You don't hesitate to use an international forum to bitch about the excellent safety perception of aviation in your own country to support your particular union interests, uh?
"No me ayude, compadre" would be a well suited saying in this case. You know what I mean, right?
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 19:39
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I found it interesting, since it was kept very much so on the downlow in Chile, just like the radio silence when their A340 decided to blow through all those runway lights in Auckland....keeping quiet about aviation related news, doesn't help solve and avoid future problems. And No, i have no relationship with Lan or the union...though it seems you do.

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