FAA has proposed a $325,000 civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for allegedly operating a non-compliant Boeing 737 for more than 12 years. FAA said in a statement that one of its safety inspectors conducted an aging aircraft inspection on the 737 in July 2014 and discovered Southwest had failed to both properly inspect and permanently repair a 9 inch crease in the aluminum skin of the aircraft’s rear cargo door. “The inspector discovered that this fuselage damage had first ...

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