It matters not a jot who runs it, if they can’t get pilots to fly the bloody things and then ensure all the periphery bits are in place 100% of the time.
I heard through a couple of mates, 5 AEF binned flying as apparently a warning light on a fire engine wouldn’t go out, probably the irritating engine light that comes on in car, and it rendered the fire engine u/s. It strikes me if there was any initiative in the people running 5 AEF, try and borrow one from somewhere else for the day.
I drive my car with that light on, as my mechanic mate said if it was catastrophic the car would stop or go into ‘limp home mode’ and eventually goes out, as I find it does. He said 99% of the time it’s a component that fails to respond in millionths of a second, but is still working perfectly, but gets recorded as a fault and unlike your computer which when you turn it off and on again does see the fault, car electronics do. I’ve taken it into him and he’s plugged in his laptop with all the engine diagnostics etc on and cancelled it. He has said he knows garages who charge £25 just to do that and then try and get an unnecessary job costing £100s done.