US FAA told Southwest Airlines that it is upholding a proposed $10.2 million fine for operating 46 737 Classics for nine days in March 2007 after it had disclosed to the agency that the aircraft were in noncompliance with an airworthiness directive and is seeking payment by Aug. 29. The penalty would mark the largest ever collected by FAA from an airline for a safety violation. SWA wanted the fine to be reduced because the agency acknowledged that an official at its Dallas area office told ...

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