September 1, 2014

FAA proposes fines against Southwest, Great Lakes

Great_Lakes_Airlines_logo_150pxThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Monday proposed fining Southwest Airlines $325,000, saying the Dallas-based airline operated a plane that had improper modifications.

The U.S. agency alleged in a statement that the incident, from August 2011, involved the faulty installation of a switch on a Boeing 717 that allows crews to test the plane’s windshield heating system. The plane was operated by AirTran, which Southwest bought in 2011.

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