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FAA proposes $325k penalty against Southwest Airlines

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Staff writer ▼ | August 18, 2015
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $325 thousand fine against Southwest Airlines (LUV) for non-compliance of regulations.
Southwest Airlines
Airline   Non-compliance of regulations
FAA alleged that the airline operated Boeing 737 without a permanent repair of its fuselage.

The defect on the Boeing fuselage was first detected in may 2002 and temporary repairs were done on every 4000 flights. However, a permanent repair was required on 24,000 flights.

Boeing 737 was operated without a permanent repair of its fuselage.
he Aviation authority noted that the aircraft was operated on 24,831 flights without the permanent repair and beyond its 4000 threshold.

Southwest is one of the largest carrier in domestic sector in U.S. operates 3600 flights a day to 95 different locations. It has been in operation since June 1971.