FAA proposes $325k penalty against Southwest AirlinesStaff writer ▼ | August 18, 2015
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $325 thousand fine against Southwest Airlines (LUV) for non-compliance of regulations.
Airline Non-compliance of regulations
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.
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. ■