FAA Proposes Penalty Against Southwest Airlines for Maintenance Work

 - August 4, 2014, 4:05 PM

The FAA said last week that it plans to levy a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to follow proper maintenance procedures on 44 of its Boeing 737s. Although Aviation Technical Service in Everett, Wash., performed the work incorrectly, the airline was deemed to be ultimately responsible for ensuring that maintenance is completed correctly.