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FAA gives Southwest more time for fixes…

Posted on 02 September 2009

The FAA gave Southwest Airlines the green light to continue flying about 50 commercial jets, or 10% of its fleet, allowing the carrier more time to remove unauthorized parts from its planes.  In a statement, the FAA said it would allow the airline to continue to operate the planes on the condition that each be physically inspected for wear and tear every seven days. The agency said all the parts in question must be replaced by Dec. 24.  The FAA informed Southwest on Aug. 22 that it was flying at least 42 planes with unauthorized parts, and gave the airline 10 days to make changes.  SWA later said that 82 planes were flying with unauthorized brackets.

Source: USA Today

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