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Position: Director of Quality at No-Name Airlines. Mission: As part of our Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System program at No-Name Airlines. We should aim to prevent all chances for mishaps like the flight 529 crash which occurred with the same aircraft we operate (Embraer EMB-120RT). Prompt: I would like to discuss how no-name airlines will mitigate the risk made known to us by the flight 529 accident. 1. Was there a manufacturing flaw? Yes, the corrosion pits were due to the manufacturing process. These pits caused fatigue cracks and failure of the blade. 2. Did the maintenance team perform a flaw or failed to follow procedures or work processes? Yes, the maintenance teams ineffective procedures led to a failure to notice the crack when they received it back from the technicians. 3. Did the inspection department fail to detect an anomaly during the component inspection/overhaul? Yes, the inspection department failed to detect cracking in the taper bore surface of the blade spar. There was a miscommunication between the Hamilton standards engineering division and the maintenance team that incorrectly applied the PS960A blending repair
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