Qantas safety under fire after fake engineer discovered

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HUNDREDS of thousands of lives have been put in danger by an unqualified Qantas mechanical engineer who conducted safety checks on more than 1000 international flights in the past year without having a licence to do so.

The "imposter" engineer based at Sydney airport is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police after allegedly forging his licensed aircraft maintenance engineers licence without having passed the required Civil Aviation Safety Authority examinations.
 

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And amazingly the Union Rep goes on the attack against Qantas

"He called the union claiming the licences were genuine and asked to be represented so we've asked him to provide evidence of that but we haven't heard from him since," ALAEA's federal secretary Steve Purvinas said yesterday.

Mr Purvinas said it was the responsibility of Qantas to check its employees were qualified to sign off on aircraft.

"That this guy has slipped through the system highlights a pretty serious breakdown in the Qantas system of maintenance to allow this to happen," he said.

Wouldn't happen in Singapore :D
 

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Who should the Union attack?

Telstra
Xerox
Foxtel
IBM
The Sydney fox hunting club

or

The company that employed an unqualified person?
 

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Bizarrely I agree with the Union rep - it is a pretty flawed recruitment process if something a critical as this is not verified not just to the source document but also to an industry database is available.
 
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The saga continues!

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Fake Qantas engineer offers false references to judge

A MAN who admitted faking qualifications to land a job doing safety checks on Qantas jets also faked the character references supplied to the sentencing judge.
 

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Now that is Chutzpah :D The guy deserves to get off - that's the sort of can do attitude we need to fix NSW...
 

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The saga continues!

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What a wally. By showing the sentencing judge that he has not rehabilitated, nor has any respect for the judicial system, the sentencing judge will have little other option than giving a sentence at the upper end of what is available.
 

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Fake Qantas engineer gives reference from Bill Heffernan

And continues again!! This guy is amazing.

From news.com.au:

A SELF-confessed pathological liar who faked qualifications to become a Qantas maintenance worker has handed to court a reference purportedly from Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan.

The reference was produced in court today after it was found Timothy Leslie McCormack's four previous references were bogus, The Daily Telegraph reports.
 

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The guy is unbelievable! Getting treatment may keep him out of trouble for a while....
 
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