Southwest Airlines removed 38 737 Classics from service yesterday for inspections, leading to cancellation of 4% of its schedule, a move that resulted from its "ongoing internal review of. . .maintenance programs, policies and procedures" launched in the aftermath of last week's FAA-proposed $10.2 million civil penalty for alleged safety lapses. SWA also placed three employees on administrative leave. It said it hoped to have the grounded aircraft back in service today. The action occurred ...

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