I Don’t Think This Chinese Airline Understands How Maintenance Works

Boeing played a huge role in setting up aviation safety systems in China. They learned quickly that the narrative they had to offer was working to help bring China up to world standards rather than U.S. standards, making their efforts culturally acceptable.

By investing in aviation infrastructure, the U.S. aircraft manufacturer was well-positioned to sell more planes to Chinese airlines.

Copyright: funlovingvolvo / 123RF Stock Photo

Nonetheless Xiamen Airlines, which operates an all-Boeing fleet of about 165 737 and 787s, doesn’t seem to understand the basics of aircraft maintenance – or at the very least their social media team does not.

Here’s the glimpse of how well our maintenance team operates in bad weather – resilient and professional!

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  1. Kind of assuming it’s a joke and the outlets are supposed to be shocked faces of working in the bad weather. Purely a guess though…

  2. This is worth a post? Must be running out of materials to write about.

    Dont get it. Worth a skip.

  3. No, I don’t think Xiamen Airlines understands how social media is done. This has nothing to do with maintenance; clearly someone attached an incorrect photo and never edited (or deleted) it.

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