National Public Radio is airing a startling series on where the fleets of U.S. airlines are being serviced. The answer isn’t Omaha, Des Moines or Fargo. No, 20 percent of the time it is in developing countries, places such as El Salvador and Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Maybe you’re braver than I, but I don’t find that news reassuring. Listen to and read NPR’s excellent series and I’ll lay odds you’ll feel the same way. There is at least one airline, however, that’s bucking the trend. But I’ll let NPR tell you … the rest of the story.