FAA proposes $12 million fine against Southwest for rogue repairs – CultureMap Dallas 7-29-14

Posted: August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

he Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for what it deems improper repairs on 44 jetliners. It is reportedly the second-largest fine in FAA history.The federal agency announced its intentions on July 28. Southwest Airlines has 30 days to officially respond to the accusations.In 2006, Dallas-based Southwest contracted Aviation Technical Services Inc. to work on 44 jetliners in need of repairs. According to the FAA, the contractor did not follow established federal protocol for replacing the fuselage skins to eliminate potential cracking.

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