Southwest Airlines and US FAA officials met yesterday to discuss an agency inspector's recent discovery that SWA is operating more than 40 737s with parts produced by an uncertified vendor, a finding that led to the Aug. 22 grounding of the aircraft from early morning to 3 p.m. "FAA, Boeing and Southwest all agreed [by the afternoon of Aug. 22 that] our aircraft were safe to operate with the parts as they were," an SWA spokesperson told ATWOnline. The agency confirmed to this website that ...

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