Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Posted On: Nov 11, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

DALLAS - Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can't confirm that the planes, which it bought used from foreign operators, meet all safety standards.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it has validated some major repairs to the planes, and it is asking Southwest for more frequent updates until the airline completes documenting maintenance on 38 jets by the end of January.
Southwest said repairs on some used Boeing 737 jets it bought were done but not properly classified by previous owners. Southwest downplayed any risk to safety.
"Our actions did not stem from any suspected safety concerns with the aircraft but were an effort to reconcile and validate records and previous repairs," said a Southwest spokeswoman, Brandy King.
However, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee said recently he was skeptical that all the planes yet to be inspected are airworthy.
Southwest's current problem began with records for 88 planes that it...

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