The problem with many Mexican mechanics is not necessarily their skill level, but that they don t speak or read English. They can t read the repair manuals that are in English, or communicate with the supervisors who have to sign off on their work.See Harris's storyÂ Loophole allows for easy immigration for aircraft mechanics, [WFAA.com, June 17, 2009]and my blog post TN visa used to import Mexican aircraft mechanics. Congratulate Harris.
"I would work with these guys sometimes and I was assigned a couple of mechanics," said one certified American mechanic who used to work for SAA. "I would help them out. But, when it came to critical issues such as operation of flight control and systems and radio correspondence, I would refuse."