TITLE

Southwest steps up aircraft safety checks

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Inside Tucson Business;3/17/2008, Vol. 17 Issue 41, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of Southwest Airlines Co. to cancel about 4% of its flight on March 12, 2008 due to its 38 jets that were took out of service for emergency checks in the U.S. It states that the airline voluntarily pulled the planes out of service following an internal investigation, which found that its inspection did not find cracks in the fuselage. Thus, the Federal Aviation Administration fined the airline with $10.2 million for not properly conducting safety inspection.
ACCESSION #
31404788

 

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