Aircraft squawks, should I report a problem?

Absolutely you should always report problems! If there is anything questionable about any of our aircraft, we want to know about it. If we don’t know about any problems, its impossible for us to take the appropriate corrective actions to fix the problem.

Our maintenance staff is very diligent about monitoring squawks and dealing with problems as quick as we possibly can. Bear in mind that some fixes require parts to be ordered and when that happens, the aircraft is going to be down for a little bit, particularly if the problem is a safety of flight issue.

So it’s always better to submit a squawk than not submit one and let a potential problem become a bigger issue.

When a squawk is submitted, the aircraft will always be grounded until a mechanic reviews the squawk and makes the appropriate airworthiness decision about whether or not the aircraft should be grounded.

Category: Flight Operations