The US Transportation Department Office of the Inspector General said June 20 it would review FAA’s safety oversight of Southwest Airlines following recent events that include an in-flight engine failure in April that caused the death of a passenger. In an audit announcement, the IG said it will focus specifically on FAA oversight of Southwest’s systems for managing risk. In 2015, FAA released a final rule that requires Part 121 commercial carriers to implement organization-wide ...

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