US FAA is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against Aviation Technical Services (ATS), of Everett, Washington state, for allegedly making improper repairs to 44 Southwest Airlines (SWA) Boeing 737-300s. The agency alleges ATS “failed to accomplish all the work required by three FAA airworthiness directives calling for five repetitive inspections and a one-time inspection to find and repair fatigue cracks in the fuselage skins of the planes.” The inspections are part of ...

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