FAA announced in a press release it is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with federal aviation regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on its Boeing 737s. FAA said it “alleges that beginning in 2006, Southwest conducted so-called ‘extreme makeover’ alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners. The FAA conducted an investigation that included both the airline ...

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