'Shocking' Malaysia Claims No Airline Data: Schiavo

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March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Former Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo discusses the latest news on the missing Malaysian Airliner on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Speak of controversy.

It is wonderful to speak to you.

What is your perspective?

What is your analysis of the events that we have seen?

I do not think it is a model of an air crash investigation.

I do think that the news of the day is, in terms of this conflicting story from the wall street journal about data from the engine.

That was expected and is reasonable to expect.

The malaysian authorities say they do not have it.

What has to happen on day one is , when some thing happens, the team that goes out to the crash site and the team you never hear about that goes to get piloting records.

They are unbelievably important.

For malaysia to say they did not have the data is shocking.

How can united states assist malaysia right now as they go to the morning and 8-10 hours.

The way to help would be assist in the investigation.

The military role lays a big role in the civil airline clash -- crash.

It is a civil investigation and i think the ntsb could help them by showing the way of doing a moderate investigation.

They have had several crashes.

United states has more experience than anyone else.

It would really help.

Boeing was a party to the investigation because it was a boeing plane.

They are experienced in investigations and they should be coordinating with them.

There is a lot of coordination going on between the countries involved here.

There is no real hard evidence about what happened.

What theory make sense to you watch a mark is there a theory that make sense to you -- what theory make sense to you?

Is there a theory that makes sense to you?

I think they are looking in the wrong fights.

This modern jet, the 777, is a great plane.

You have to track it.

The terrorism and hijacking scenario does not make any sense to me.

They say that it was heading back into the airspace.

It was hijacked or terrorism, they would fly.

Same with vietnam.

It went off of radar and it could no longer transmit.

That makes the most sense.

The question becomes, does the plane go down?

They know it did not go down there because there is nothing to find.

The plane went on.

The 777 fights to fly.

If it is losing systems, it shuts down unnecessary systems.

That is what a triple seven does.

It had a catastrophic mechanical event and went on.

You make your name on lousy aircraft parts.

As a former public official, you have to be careful.

Is there a difference in the mechanical processes and systems in american and developed european economy airlines versus of emerging markets?

Are they the same?

Is there a distinction?

There is a huge distinction in the part supply chain.

We were doing an investigation in the mid-to-late 1990's. a lot of that maintenance was coming out of southeast asia, singapore, malaysia.

Unless the airlines are careful, they can get that parts.

Particularly engine blades and anything that is expensive.

There is a knock off for it.

When you fly to singapore, you go on a major carrier or do you have confidence with secondary airline carriers?


-- no.

When i fly, i look for major carriers and i always try to buy tickets in the u.s. and do u.s. throughout.

We are not great at everything.

We have addressed the part supply and the maintenance apply.

We have a regime and regulations that others do not have.

What regime is in place to make sure that u.s. terrorist do not use the cheaper substitute parts -- carriers do not use cheaper substitute parts?

What is most important united states is that if you use bogus part, it is a criminal offense and that is one good set of deterrence.

If you do it and you do it knowingly, it could carry a jail term.

That is the work that i do.

Based on your experience of dealing with these issues, what type of products going into the engine would lead to catastrophic failure?

The turbine blade and the spacers.

They are the components they keep the combustion contained in the engine.

If you have an engine failure, it is turbine blades.

Tell me about the pilots and the difference in trading -- training in the united states versus southeast asian carriers.

Are they one and the same?

They can be the same.

Boeing and others set basic parameters for what you have to be trained on.

In the united states, we have put in, on the backs of accidents -- they say and washington that we legislate by anecdote -- we make changes after something happens.

We have more require training and hands-on training for events.

We require more crew resource management and pilots have to challenge each other.

We do not allow guests in the contract desktop that -- cockpi t. we do not allow smoking.

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