Southwest Airlines is investigatingwhy a required inspectioninterval in its routine maintenance program was left out of its maintenance tracking system, causing it to miss deadlinesfor checking backuphydraulic systems on 128 Boeing 737s. The carrier discovered the issue on Tuesday and immediately informed FAA. The affected aircraft were voluntarily removed from service while Southwest and the agency, in consultation with Boeing, came up with a plan to perform the ...

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