Southwest News

FAA Cites Improper Repairs to Southwest Planes

Federal regulators are proposing to fine an aircraft repair station $1.1 million for improperly performing inspections and repairs to 44 Southwest Airlines planes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Aviation Technical Services Inc. of Everett, Wash., allegedly failed to …

Cold Front Helps Calm Southwest Oklahoma Grass Fire

Cooler temperatures and precipitation on Sunday helped calm a grass fire that destroyed 11 homes and led to the evacuation of many others in southwestern Oklahoma, authorities said. An evacuation order was lifted, allowing residents in several housing additions near …

Older Passenger Jets Facing Tougher U.S. Safety Inspections

Airlines flying older jets are facing tougher, more time-consuming U.S. inspections after the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines jet ruptured last week, leaving a 5-foot hole and questions about how companies and regulators will manage aircraft fatigue. Addressing metal fatigue …