FAA is proposing a $325,000 civil penalty against Dallas-based Southwest Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that had been improperly modified, violating federal aviation regulations. According to FAA, on Aug. 29, 2011, maintenance personnel improperly installed a switch that enables flight crews to test the windshield heating system on a Boeing 717 that AirTran Airways was operating. Southwest Airlines finalized closing of the acquisition of AirTran Holdings on May 2, ...

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